I took this picture years ago. It is motion pan of a fashioned model that I worked with. After we did the fashion shots we went to her barn where she kept this beautiful horse and she went on a trail ride. I only had one chance to capture the motion pan. I set up in a meadow with my camera on a tripod and when I was ready I waved at her and she began her ride, I had always like this shot so I recently edited the image using NIK tools and used a vignette which may or may not have improved it. Your opinion?
Our first dog Ace, was the subject of many photographic firsts for me since he was our dog when I started to work in Photography. The best known image of Ace was in a number of gallery showings and subject of an earlier post. The is my first attempt at doing a pan zoom action shot with a tripod and still a favorite and named after the movie of the same name. You can buy a print of this one and see others at my commercial gallery.
Back in the day, special effects had to be created in the studio or in the darkroom. We didn’t have little drag and drop toys, cloning brushes,layers and other digital tools. Creativity started with the camera and the lighting. There was no auto-exposure, auto focus and vibration reduction. Don’t get me wrong, I love digital photography and have abandoned the old ways entirely. However, sometimes that feels like a sell out. This special effect was created in the studio using only a slide projector for lighting. I used this technique with a few models but this is the only one that can be shown since the others contain nudity but they can be seen in my commercial gallery by clicking here. You can purchase a print of this image by clicking here.