Susan van Wyk
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LEON PELSER commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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Dead staghorn fern leaf-

"Hou baie hiervan...byna n natuurlike spieelbeeld vasgevang!"
Feb 6
Susan van Wyk commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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"Thank you Nicolene. Will re-crop."
Jan 29
Susan van Wyk commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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"Thank you Danie. I cropped it close because it looked a bit lost with more space. Will re-admit with more space."
Jan 29
Nicolene Theunissen commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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"I agree with Danie but overall it is a beautiful image. Love the rustic nature dead plants. "
Jan 29
Danie Bester commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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"Would have liked a bit more negative space around the edges to avoid tension and allow for visual flow"
Jan 29
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Canon 650D with EF50mm f2.5 compact macro. Exposure 3.2 at f22. ISO 100. Tripod. External light source and handheld speed light. Post production in Lightroom and Photoshop
Jan 29
Susan van Wyk commented on Nadia de Lange's photo
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Patterns in the sea

"Beautiful lines and colours."
Jan 28
Susan van Wyk commented on Elaine de Bruin's photo
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Mantis on Rose

"This is a striking image. The sharp focus on the head brings him almost into your house"
Jan 26
Susan van Wyk commented on LEON PELSER's photo
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King of the Jews

"Wel gedaan Leon. Soos altyd. Die beligting werk baie goed"
Jan 26
Susan van Wyk commented on Rudi du Toit's photo
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Sea Salt

"I like the play of the light and dark."
Jan 26
Susan van Wyk commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Black shouldered kite

"Fantastic photo!"
Jan 26
Susan van Wyk commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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Fork

"Thanks Danie"
Jan 17
Susan van Wyk commented on Susan van Wyk's photo
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Mud larks

"Thanks Danie"
Jan 17
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Jan 16
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Flower

"Danie Leon"
Dec 17, 2017
Susan van Wyk and Amanda du Toit are now friends
Dec 10, 2017

Profile Information

City and Country
South Africa
Birthday
March 10, 1954
Are you...
A Novice Photographer
Which genre(s) of photography interests you..
Portraiture, Fine-Art, Macro
Bio... something about you. Including camera equipment and software you're using...
I have a Canon 650D. I have always been interested in photography. I have been photographing handmade lace for educational purposes for some years with a macro lens. I also have a 50mm fixed lens that i use to photograph my grandchildren as well as a 35mm -120mm zoom. I shoot in RAW with my setting on manual and use the Canon software I received with my camera to edit. I have Photoshop CS2 but I find it very difficult to use. I am interested in learning to use light and develop my creative ability matching the technical necessity. Thank you for the opportunity to learn.

Deon en of Danie

Skies ek is  BC gebore. Before Computers.  Ek het my mal gesukkel om die fotos te laai. en toe laai hulle sonder die inligting wat julle vra.

Die swart en wit foto se titel is"Woman wearing Lace" I used a Canon EOS 650D with a Canon EF50mm 1:14 lens.  It was shot in Manual using a Studio flash. ISO 100. Shutter speed 1/125 and f stop f/9.  I used spot metering.  Post editing.  I shot in RAW and made the photo lighter.  I used photshop to brighten the eyes a little and whiten the lace a little.  I want the lace to stand out.  I would like to make a series of shots with models wearing lace collars.  the collars are antique handmade lace and very valuable and rare. I have no idea how to go about getting the results I want.  I have never shot in a studio before.  It was a great experience.

The photo of mother and baby is titled 'Mother and Baby" ( very original)  It was shot in Manual using the same Canon EOS 650D and Canon EF50mm 1:14 lens.The camera was handheld and I did not use a flash.  ISO was 800 and Shutter speed 1/60.  Aperture was f4.5. I used spot metering. I shot in RAW and there was no pot editing.  The baby found the whole episode were amusing and was laughing.  Mother and baby was lying on the floor. I was concentrating on baby so much that I feel my focus could have been sharper.

Ek sal regtig julle kommentaar waardeer.

Groete

Susan

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