Connie Reinhart  

film days by Connie Reinhart

May 2022 - film days

May 2022 - Connie Reinhart


May 2022 - Connie Reinhart

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This was fun! Here’s my story:

Bob got a new angle grinder and invited me to the shop to photograph sparks. So I went crazy with multi-shot, crossing my fingers that some interesting patterns would be caught. Then your email came about “Shoot it like film days”. What a great coincidence. I picked 3 shots that showed a progression from far to near. Then in Publisher I found a frame that looked like film (just one frame.). In PS a converted that to a png (with just black and a clear background). Adjusted the size of the three spark images, added the frames (see original). Each is on its own layer to allow for fine adjustments. See original 2 for final alignment. Then cropped the excess background away to make it look more like a roll of slides. Thanks, Walter, for a fun afternoon!

4 comments posted

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Very interesting what you did to create the photos and the post processing methods used. I don't remember which member but they did some night photography using lights with a local photography club. I wonder what your photo would look like if the room was darker? I've never tried doing the roll of slides before. What a great idea.   Posted: 05/14/2022 22:31:25

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
So appropriate to put your photos into the roll-of-film frames! I've never heard of an angle grinder, but you made it look like a great tool for creating interesting photos. The sparks are competing for my attention with the busy and bright background. I like Gavin's idea of doing this photoshoot when there's no light coming through the visible window. I experimented with darkening everything except the sparks to see if I could make the sparks more of the center of attention. I think these sparks would be a fun project to keep doing over and over. Lots of potential for lots of interesting images!   Posted: 05/16/2022 07:46:00
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Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
Nice job, Connie. I love the film strip. Can't decide which image I like best. The first one has the best exposure on the sparks but the light window in the top left distracts. Picture 2 has even lighting through out but the sparks are too bright. Maybe next time focus on the grinder and see if the sparks can be better exposed. Image 3 seems too busy for me. Next time you do this try a distance between image 1 and 2. I like showing the hand because it tells the story and ties all the other elements in the photo together. Good job.   Posted: 05/16/2022 09:51:42

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Thank you all. These images weren't taken for this assignment, but serendipity seemed to make them fit. Yes, the workshop should have been darker. I want to try again sometime. An angle grinder is a cutting hweel that can cut through metal. The angle part comes from being able to slant it at the desired angle. I wasn't sure how to interpret this assignment, thus the film strip. But after seeing Walter's image, I understand. This would be good for my Camera Club.   Posted: 05/18/2022 10:36:47


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