Shooting Doors Part Eight

Time for few for the Legion.

First one on the modified Fuji F810 – an overgrown garden gate in a Dorset village.

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Next a church door – can’t remember where – just open wide enough to allow a bit of light in.

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Finally one on Ektar 100. The faded look seemed to suit the subject.

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All shots for the book cover market – thanks for looking and hope you like them!

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Shooting Doors Part Seven

Apologies for the delay – a few for the Legion.

First one shot on the site of a derelict lab – the main focus was the broken glass but there is a door in there somewhere in my defence….

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Next another mysterious open infra red door with light foliage surrounding it – can’t resist them!

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Finally a de-focussed shot of light emerging from around a church door (always the best ones) – and the bit of green chromatic aberration caused by the light through the keyhole make this one.

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All shots for the book cover market – as always – hope you like them!

Shooting Doors Part Six

A few more for the Legion – hope you like them!

First one – textured/layered in Photoshop and the fall of the light across the stone floor was the main attraction.

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Next a door which was probably frequently used before the age of the car, and now resisting endless exhaust fumes and mud splashes on a rural road.

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This one has everything a book cover photographer could want – peeling paint and the shadow of a security fence…

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Finally a very old door handle against an aged oak doorway – rust, weathered wood grain – perfect really.

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As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.

Shooting Doors Part Four

A few more for the Legion – hope you like them!

First one – a badly bashed up and overgrown door on an old farm. APX100 film, OM1N.

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This is ‘quality’ peeling paint – Canon 60D + some basic post processing.

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Can’t do a post without a Lensbaby shot…. This one’s the Sweet 35 on an Olympus Pen.

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Well it’s part of a door… The slatted parts made a nice graphic pattern surrounding the latch.

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This one was taken as part of the series in the Rollei Blackbird film post – Zuiko 50mm F1.4 wide open.

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Thanks for looking – hope they give you some ideas for your photography (doors in this case!).

Shooting Doors Part Two

A few more for the Legion – what a fantastic idea!

First a nice Victorian one – they’re always so pretty. Lightly layered with a vignette.

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Next a church door – can’t remember where – with some ornate almost celtic/saxon metalwork.

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Next, a reversal of the ‘darkening levels’ technique (see previous post) where the highlights are pushed into the midtones to give a washed out effect, keeping just the essentials of the image.

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Not strictly a door – more where a door was then boarded up in a run down part of town.

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This final one is a particular favourite as it was my first sale – ‘Murder Ballad’ by Jane Hill.

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Here’s the cover – note all image rights are owned by the publisher.

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Taken on all sorts of kit so I won’t bore you with the details.

Thanks for looking – there should be some nice Christmas wreaths on doors to shoot over the next few days!

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Best get the confession over with! Doors and windows are a constant theme for a book cover photographer – the more bashed up with peeling paint the better.

This one’s had quite a bit of post processing – but I can’t remember what it was.. Probably just levels and ‘diffuse glow’.

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Sometimes a natural line can draw the eye to the subject – some daffodils in this case, and the door can be out of focus. This was shot on a Sony R1.

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With ‘diffuse glow’ again in Photoshop and an abstract composition they can even sneak in from the edge. Shot on a Canon G9 and definitely in the category of ‘not sure why I like this’.

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Or maybe even a Lensbaby might do the trick!

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I don’t know what the blue light source was on the other side of this door but it was unusual. Canon 60D.

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Sometimes a few leaves can do the trick…

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This door has everything a cover photographer wants in one shot! Peeling paint, rust, cracks – the lot! Canon 60D.

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Finally an overgrown one! This was an abandoned Methodist chapel and I’m sorry to admit that I took this from the car – it was freezing! Canon 60D.

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As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.