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Rise up

So as some of you may know, I have recently enrolled into Adelaides CCP (Creative Centre for Photography) to to work towards some professional development, creative inspiration and to solidify the dedication to my passion with some ticks in boxes and a cert.  Along the way so far Ive met some amazing new people, which is another reason for going into studies.  With assessment last night, Ive just passed my first module in creative portfolio building.  Now time for some reflection and breathe time before I start my next module.  The next module I take will be darkroom specialisation and Im thoroughly looking forward to developing my skills here and going out to shoot more film!
Ive taken the time this morning to look through a recent shoot, (which Ive not had time to see properly until now) and have discovered some lovely new images towards ‘LUCID’.  As with all images from Lucid, each image is from one single exposure, no photoshop.  I love the results.   So I thought I’d share.

I feel Im going to print this large as there is so much happening in the shot that needs to be seen.  Continuing with the unearthly and spiritual notion of this series I think this image goes to a new level.  The complexity of what happens in between frames is coming together and giving us a motion picture story within a single image.  I hope you enjoy it for a few seconds (or minutes)

 

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Rise up from Lucid dreaming. Lee Knowles Photographer, Adelaide
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Port Willunga Jetty: Long exposure tilt shift

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Its not often I go out and do long exposure landscape photography, looking for those creamy waters and mist. I actually don’t get out enough to even shoot landscapes, it’s usually something I enjoy to shoot while out road tripping in the Kombi, as and when I come across new places. But with the arrival of my new lens a 24mm Tilt Shift, I’ve been exploring my back yard. In this case I went down to Port Willunga and spent some time around the jetty and caves.

Even though I’ve avoided the pumped up saturation and high contrast that is usually associated to this style of photography, I love the surreal look that has happened with this image. Subdued natural colours, the elective and directional focus… I’m pleased.

Dark and dreamy landscapes

Even after the time that has passed, I still find myself fascinated with these pictures and still find myself dragging the shutter on my camera and manipulating the scenes with my hands. A few seconds and some smooth gestures of the camera in hand, feeling the view in front of me and making it Lucid. After an evening surf session my new image at Southport steps has re-kindled a series. Im not saying regular photography doesn’t have a spark, far from it… but these images and the way that I photograph them always surprise and excite me, not always knowing exactly what will render on the sensor.

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Southport steps, we watch the ocean and let it drift our thoughts. Port Noarlunga
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Port Noarlunga Jetty. As time slips by, we fish
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The Sungod of Second Valley sleeps

Im back from road tripping…

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Hey everyone…

Im back! 3 weeks, one 1976 Vee Dub Kombi and 5500km’s later, from Adelaide to Noosa for New Year then a cruise down the east coast to Sydney and back across the Blue Mountains to Adelaide, what a road trip!

As you can imagine, Im fresh and fully inspired for a new year photographing all of your beautiful faces!

See you all soon

Remember my mini sessions are on this coming weekend, give a shout to book your space! smile emoticon

$100 for the shoot, 5 prints and 5 digi images!

https://leeknowlesphotographer.com/…/12/27/january-mini-sho…/

LUCID PORTRAIT

Taken from the first creative session in my new Adelaide CBD space on Grote street.

So, Ive just moved into a new Studio in the CBD as part of the renowned  Adelaide Art collective, Central Studios.  So to help me give it a work out.  Im aiming to make some new images towards an exhibition project Im working on at the moment.  LUCID PORTRAIT

Im building a body of work towards this project for an exhibition within the year. As yet I don’t have a venue for the exhibition, but I do have a few venues in mind Im thinking about for this.  With that said, I am always open for suggestions.

The pictures are art based images, and so far I have made the images as clothed and using natural materials.  I am now looking to work the series into nudes, I feel the simplicity of the human form will add heaps to the images. Im a believer in making your work different, so my style is very different to match.

The series promotes expression and has a very spiritual feel from another world, passing through a dream state.

I’ll be shooting the next images for the series in my studio space on Grote street (next to Central Market)

With photoshop so well used by most people these days, I just love switching off to it all and creating art in the old fashion way of doing crazy wild things while the camera is in my hands… Some things you can’t do after the picture is taken… and its nowhere near as fun!  All the images in the series are made with only one exposure.

 

Please enjoy this set from the series.  Prints will be available to purchase, and commissions accepted,  please get in touch for details

 

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1976 Vee Dub Kombi under South Australian sky at night

So this weekend I was road tripping from Port Noarlunga to Port Lincoln and back. I had a handful of min shoots over there (which was awesome fun in itself). But while. Was driving over to my camp spot for the night, I looked out and saw an amazingly star filled sky, devoid of any light pollution, I could not resist to stop and make some photographs! So I pulled up in the nearest rest bay and made a couple of long exposure shots. When I say long exposure, I only went to 30 seconds, as I didn’t want to get an star movement for these pictures (I feel this is for another time). So I had t boost the ISO and with a fairly large aperture I got some great exposures. The moon was crescent and giving of a little light also. The last thing that was needed was just a kiss of artificial light during the exposure to bring out the Kombi a little more. Just a couple of seconds light painting with my iPhone was enough.

I was pleased with the finished image. No photoshop has been used on the picture as I was on the road at the time and simply transferred the pictures straight to my iPad and then out to the web from there.

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While I’m sharing, check out this shot made on the same night, I couldn’t of planned it, but during the exposure a planet sized truck came screaming along the road passed me… Looks very ufo like I feel!

Get out there at night and make some photographs

Lee

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