September Monthly Competition Contre-jour


Nigelk

Link Posted 02/09/2018 - 19:43
This months competition is all about creating an image shooting into the light. Any natural and or artificial light source can be used to create your image. This is a technique that can be used successfully for almost any subject matter or genre. I've seen great examples of people, animal and architectural shots using back lighting. Please have a go and join in this for fun competition.
Entries must be taken with a Pentax camera, captured and entered within the month of September. I look forward to seeing what you can come up with to make my judging a tough job.
Best regards
Nigel

Nigelk

Link Posted 03/09/2018 - 07:18
I view Contre-jour as shooting into the light. It is usually about the back illumination of a subject matter, which is what I had in my mind, could be trees, a landscape, people any object. On that bases seeing the light source and having sunstars is not a problem but the image should have back illuminated interest.


Contre-jour

Contre-jour is a photographic technique in which the camera is pointing directly toward a source of light. Contre-jour produces backlighting of the subject. This effects usually hides details, causes a stronger contrast between light and dark, creates silhouettes and emphasizes lines and shapes. The sun, or other light source, is often seen as either a bright spot or as a strong glare behind the subject. Fill light may be used to illuminate the side of the subject facing toward the camera. Silhouetting occurs when there is a lighting ratio of 16:1 or more; at lower ratios such as 8:1 the result is instead called low-key lighting.


I hope this helps and please do enter, I am open to broad interpretations

GlynM

Link Posted 12/09/2018 - 21:13
Assuming the old arrangement where once the first entry is up the judge does not look in this thread I just wanted to show how my entry was shot.

However I will leave a big gap just in case Nigel is not aware of this old, probably unwritten, rule to hopefully safely get himself back out .

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Glyn

Noelcmn

Link Posted 01/10/2018 - 16:32
Thanks for sharing your technique GlynM, definitely going to try something similar sometime, as soon as I get a checkered table cloth.
Last Edited by Noelcmn on 01/10/2018 - 16:33

GlynM

Link Posted 01/10/2018 - 19:22
Noelcmn wrote:
Thanks for sharing your technique GlynM, definitely going to try something similar sometime, as soon as I get a checkered table cloth.

Thanks Noel .

Now and then I have a go at shooting an abstract and the check material was bought for that purpose. It is actually 2 x1.5 meters of material sold to make chef's trousers which I found on ebay. When I had finished the shoot my wife, who gets fed up with me cluttering up the house with stuff, wanted to know what I was going to do with it and so we decided to use it to make a table cloth.

Neither of us is very good with a sewing machine but I can do straight runs and the material obviously has easy guide lines to follow. I'm not taking orders for any more though .

You can see one of the abstracts created with the material here.

Glyn
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