PictoWriMo Day 7

Finding new and creative ways to see your world can be fun. It’s even more fun to try and figure out a way to photograph those ideas. Like todays theme, through the peephole. A lot of doors in the world have peepholes in them, and while the optics in the little lenses are less than good, they do offer a unique and interesting view on the world outside.

Bring your camera right up to the lens of the peephole (make sure you don’t touch the front element to the metal) and have the longest focal length set, mine was set at 55mm. If you want nice soft edges on the circle have your f/ stop wide open, but if it’s bright outside try a slightly higher setting to help reduce flare. Keep in mind though, this will make the image circle smaller.

Manually focus your camera and press the release. Your going to have to edit the picture because the image your going to record is going to be quite pale in color. So some saturation, contrast increase, and some levels moving should be all you need.

PictoWriMo theme: Through the Peephole

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About Mark Birks
Professional photographer specializing in fine art photography and portraiture.

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