Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Photo Accidents!

I had two "happy accidents" yesterday with my camera. After a real estate shoot in Summit County, my camera was still set on a very low shutter speed, and the timer was set for 2 seconds, to allow me to not shake the camera by pushing the shutter. So as I finished my shoot and "threw" the camera over my shoulder, apparently I hit the shutter again as it was hanging off my shoulder. And then later I did the very same thing. Which created these two interesting photos - both I believe to be my vest and skirt from an unusual downward facing position at a very low shutter speed!

Boulder Photographer

Boulder Photographer

It reminds me of a famous photographer Freeman Patterson and his book "Photography and the Art of Seeing." One of the exercises he suggests is to put your camera on a self timer and then swing it around by the strap and just "SEE" what image is created! So today I had to try the exercise and really enjoyed these photographs:

Boulder Photographer

Boulder Photographer

Boulder Photographer

And if there's any question about what walked into this photo above I took another photo without swinging the camera so you can see the gray color in the middle is Aspen the cat, just walking into this happy accident!
Boulder Photographer

Hoping for more "happy accidents" in the near future & thanks to Molly Seeling of Cedar House Photography for giving me a great name for these images!

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