Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Galaxy Flowers- Composition Processing The Art of Adding Multiple Viewpoints in a Single Exposure

Composition Processing The Art of Adding Multiple Viewpoints in a Single Exposure
Photo by: Masahiro Miyasaka

Guest Post by: Masahiro Miyasaka

This is a single exposure and not a composite.  The picture was shot at Moun Kirigamine which is just a short ride of 20 minutes from my home by car.

The Art of Adding Multiple Viewpoints in a picture dates long back. In their time great artists like Picasso and Braque created "Cubism"!!!

It was a good start fueled by the human desire to see the invisible side. They took in multiple viewpoints in a picture. I respect them and tried imitating their work without using their technique of composition processing. Instead I tried a whole new approach rather un-conventional; can this be called composition processing? Or is there a better term to describe it. Do let me know in comments.

How the picture was made

Exif Data

Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII
ISO: 3200
Shutter speed: 62 Seconds
Focal Length: 50mm - you'll need a lens which has manual aperture control for this technique.

Shooting Technique

The camera pointed to the ground first; it is focused on the flower in the foreground. 
I use Bulb Mode with a cable release to trigger the shutter. Aperture is set to f/22.
Flash fires once to expose the green leaves. I then use an LED light to light up front of the flower the process takes about one second.

Next I point a camera to the sky and use the LED to light up the flowers to the back this also takes one second.

Now I change focus to the stars and change aperture from F22 to F2.8.

The shutter is then left open for 60 seconds to expose The Milky Way.

This shot may resemble early Cubism or still life of the Cezanne. He told a little lie with his pictures apples and oranges didn't he.

What do you think of this technique? Could this be called composition processing?. Do try it out and post your results In the comments below.