Monthly Archives: April 2013

Leya in her attic

Leya Russell is painting artist as well as a photographer. The main purpose of this photo session is some fellow photographers take pictures of her portraits and she can use the photos for her website or Facebook.

When I visited her place, I quickly noticed “this is artist’s home”. Her attic is full of her paintings and drawings. I wanted to do something with her interesting works. So this is the one.

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My art by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Even though it is portrait session for Leya but I felt trying something interesting since I am an artist as well. After some conversation with her, I found she still used film so I got an idea using my 4×5 large format camera for portraiture. Can you figure out how this photo was taken?

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Leya on the Peace Bridge taken with old telephoto lens

Last time, I posted portraits of Leya Russell on the Peace Bridge in Calgary taken with a wide-angle lens. This time, I share the photo taken with long focal lens (telephoto). This lens was disigned in 1960’s. I like this lens since the images are something I can’t get from modern zoom lenses but they are still so sharp.

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Kinetic Portrait?? – Leya Russell on Peace Bridge

A new pedestrian bridge was  opened on March 24th last year. The bridge was designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. The bridge is definitely intriguing design.

I had a chance to photograph Leya Russell, also a photographer from Calgary, in the bridge. For the portrait in the relatively large and patterns by frames. …wide-angle lens was good to start. Please tell me what kind of adverbs, you can think of? Energetic? Dynamic? or Kinetic?

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How landscape phogaphers get back injury – Photo from Vermilion

This image is from the same trip I posted in my last two blog posts. I hope everybody is not tired of seeing them. this photo was obviously taken  sunset time and the sun was already pretty low on horizon. When I sat down on ground (on snow), the sun was too low, but if I lie on the ground, it was too high. I had to take odd postures get the composition I wanted. You can see how landscape photographers get back injury.

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Humble by Hiroaki Kobayashi

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Visiting old, Learn new

In my last post, I share my current approach I have been trying lately. However, I am still using the composition technique I am familiar with. You can find the similar compositions in my landscape photos in my website. This photo was taken at the same day as the photo in my last post.

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Giant steps by Hiroaki Kobayashi

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Keep it simple

As I mentioned in my previous post, my style has been changing. This photo is one of the examples. I think my landscape photos are getting more subtle, soft and naive. Do you guess where this photo was taken? I went to Vermilion lake in Banff, Alberta as part of oopoomoo’s workshop weeks ago. Vermilion lake and Mt. Rundle is iconic location for photographers. But my lens was facing opposite side.

Slowness by Hiroaki  Kobayashi (Hiro-K)) on 500px.com
Slowness by Hiroaki Kobayashi