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Draining Photos
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Here are four shot from the summer of 2016 I took a few kids from my school to local drain. I've been draining before but this was the first time I brought my camera with me. All photo are shot on Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm.

1. Just a normal drain pic.
1 by bob jones, on Flickr

2.Some kid with bright shorts
2 by bob jones, on Flickr

3.Jumpmam Jumpaman Jumpman Them boy up to somthing
3 by bob jones, on Flickr

4.Artsy light painting
4 by bob jones, on Flickr

5.Another one
5 by bob jones, on Flickr

Feedback is appreciated

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< Reply # 1 on 2/13/2017 4:45 AM >
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I like 4 the most I think, haha. 3 is fun but I do believe the lyric is "Them boys up to somethin" ;)

EDIT: It's hard to stay creative when you're in a drain. Just shoot what you see, don't think too hard about it. Also pay attention to what's different about that particular location - we've all seen round concrete tubes. What makes that particular place special?

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< Reply # 2 on 2/23/2017 5:22 PM >
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Lighting is everything underground since it is entirely up to you. Your first three photos are very flat looking. Using an off camera flash or flashlight to light your shot from different angles other than from directly in line with your camera will help add interesting shadows and depth to your shots. Back-lighting a subject is a common, but effective technique.

Use unique parts of the drain to your advantage. Junctions, shape changes, shafts, etc. All of those provide different opportunities to get creative with the lighting.

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I agree 1-3 look flat. They look more like "snapshots" than composed photos. That said I love the creativity and more depth of 4 and 5!


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< Reply # 4 on 6/9/2017 8:13 PM >
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I agree with the others but I think something between #3 and #4 would be best

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< Reply # 5 on 6/10/2017 8:39 PM >
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Some fancy phones have modes that simulate SLR controls. I taught my SIL to lightpaint with hers set to 30 sec exposure. Think of light painting as super art blurring. With flashlights.

You can start an exposure, make a spiral, then strike a pose and have a flashlight shine at your model for a second. Pow, double exposre effect in camera.

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