Thursday, March 6, 2008

BALLS!!!

Second studio assignment for the Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism Class. This time my task was to photograph metal objects. I had some troubles finding an idea. Finally, I decided to take the chance and play with some steel spheres. Challenging, risky and fun. A lot of fun! The idea is not 100 % original. I browsed a lot of stock photography sites before going into the studio and my picture is the combination between two images I saw on the internet. One of them was a photograph of iron spheres arranged like pool balls, the other was a 3D rendered sphere on a checkered surface. I tried to reproduce the 3d rendered sphere in the studio, and I added a few other balls. I couldn't find big spheres so I had to use a macro lens. That's why the depth of field is so shallow.





Camera: Nikon D2Hs
Lens: Nikkor 60 mm Micro
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Aperture: f/36