MY NAME IS
NGUYEN VUONG AND I’M A AMATEUR
PHOTOGRAPHER FROM VIETNAM
EMAIL: email@example.com FB: facebook.com/vuongdinhnguyen
assion doesnâ€™t come naturally.
Now I am one of those people who walk for
Actually photography is my hobbies,
hours with a huge equipment pack on the back.
but Iâ€™m not professional photographer.
Sometimes, passion is not something that just
I It has been 4 years since I started my photog-
suddenly happens to you out of thin air. You
raphy hobby from 2008. I had never thought I
have to try it, develop it, go through some strug-
would have interest in artistic hobby. I have put
gling moments and finally realize you are crazy
quite a lot of effort in learning it.
Before I started this hoppy, I had not much to say about photography. I liked traveling but I
There are some aspects of my self-practicing in
was too lazy to carry a heavy camera and lens
photography that i want to share with you.
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The art of photographing very small and/or close-up objects
A JUMPER MADE FROM COCONUT’S LEAVES 1/1600 F1.8 ISO-100 by VDN
“When we are children, we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as adults can. But the day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” -Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind-
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Black &White Not simply photography without colour, black and white photography explores shapes, tones and textures. Shadows and highlights become much more important.
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Black-and-white photography is considered more subtle and interpretive, and less realistic than colour photography.Monochrome images are not direct renditions of their subjects, but are abstractions from reality, representing colours in shades of grey. In computer terms, this is often called greyscale.
Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the personâ€™s face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.
There are many different techniques for portrait photo graphy. Often it is desirable to capture the subjectâ€™s eyes and face in sharp focus while allowing other less important elements to be rendered in a soft focus. At other times, portraits of individual features might be the focus of a composition such as the hands, eyes or part of the subjectâ€™s torso. Additionally another style such as head shot has came out of the portraiture technique and had become a style on its own.
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe-
“YOLO means You Only Live Once, so instead of using it as an expression to do whatever you want, use it as an expression to live life right, because you only get one chance at life.”
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to re-
veal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...”
—Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
“Photos are made by “exposing” the film or sensor to light. No light equals no exposure. Too much light equals too much exposure.”
VDN PHOTOGRAPHY Paying more attention to light is perhaps the single most important step you can take to improve your photography. Different types of natural light can also produce a wide variety of subject appearances â€” even though these all have
the same light source. Learn how to achieve the right light for your subject by utilizing the unique qualities of your particular time of day and weather.
With traditional film cameras, a long exposure is a single exposure, whereas with electronic cameras a long exposure can be obtained by integrating together many exposures. This averaging also permits there to be a time-windowing function, such as a Gaussian, that weights time periods near the center of the exposure time
more strongly. Another possibility for synthesizing long exposure from multiple-exposure is to use an exponential decay in which the current frame has the strongest weight, and previous frames are faded out with a sliding exponential window.
Multiple exposure In photography and cinematography, a multiple exposure is the superimposition of two or more exposures to create a single image, and double exposure has a corresponding meaning in respect of two images. The exposure values may or may not be identical to each other.
In photography and cinematography, multiple exposure is a technique in which the camera shutter is opened more than once to expose the film multiple times, usually to different images. The resulting image contains the subsequent image/s superimposed over the original. The technique is sometimes used as an artistic visual effect and can be used to create ghostly images or to add people and objects to a scene that were not originally there. It is frequently used in photographic hoaxes. It is considered easiest to have a manual winding camera for double exposures. On automatic winding cameras, as soon as a picture is taken the film is typically wound to the next frame. Some more advanced automatic winding cameras have the option for multiple exposures but it must be set before making each exposure. Manual winding cameras with a multiple exposure feature can be set to double-expose after making the first exposure.
Since shooting multiple exposures will expose the same frame multiple times, negative exposure compensation must first be set to avoid overexposure. For example, to expose the frame twice with correct exposure, a âˆ’1 EV compensation have to be done, and âˆ’2 EV for exposing four times. This may not be necessary when photographing a lit subject in two (or more) different positions against a perfectly dark background, as the background area will be essentially unexposed. Medium to low light is ideal for double exposures. A tripod may not be necessary if combining different scenes in one shot. In some conditions, for example, recording the whole progress of a lunar eclipse in multiple exposures, a stable tripod is essential. More than two exposures can be combined, with care not to overexpose the film.
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The beauty of art is that it can transcend the reality of the world we live in and take us to places accessible only through our imaginations. Your image creation process is part photography, part Photoshop magic and part prop handiwork. Can you describe your evolution as a photographer? Where does your inspiration come from? It’s from everywhere, I think it’s more about trying to look differently at the world. Trying to see how you can combine visual elements into something new and unexpected to create art
from items that are normally not combined. I get inspired by all things I see, you just have to keep thinking and be open to the unexpected. Sometimes I get a concept from an agency and just create it. It’s an interesting challenge as well, trying to realize someone else’s vision. But I think the main difference between the commissioned and personal work is the time pressure. I normally spend many hours on each image, from idea to final image. With commissioned work, I have a lot of fun as well.
SPECIAL THANK TO ALL MY FRIENDS