A note about techniques

Experimental photography uses manifold devices and techniques, just like experimental English. For most images, I am, so far, uninspired to carry around whisks, steel wool, mirrors, Christmas light strings, or other light-benders. Sometimes, I bring a flashlight or a tripod, sometimes.  Some days or nights, it is the precision that holds the appeal, other times it is the organic, imprecise that I use to find the image.

These are just my practice; and the bulk of my learning comes from the desire and intention to grow the next set of images into something more expressive, evocative or interesting.

I admire the ability of photographers who use just what the camera can do with different lenses; I tend to imitate them.

The modern camera remains like a brush to an image.  When I hold the brush unconventionally, the images interest me more; also, I wonder at the images other photographers make when they do things differently.

My images with multiple exposures are compiled in camera; which means post-processing is as simple as correcting the white balance and exposure. I am sure there is a way to accomplish these images with Photoshop; I just do not know how to do it.  One day, I may learn; it will inevitably fascinate me.  For the meantime, setting my Nikon to “multiple exposure” before pointing and moving the camera completes the whole trick to those images.

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Macro images are achieved for me with extension tubes on my conventional lenses.  I find that I crop enough of the edges to eliminate the concerns of blur at the edges.

For more specific information, please reach out to me at eric@ericcookimages.com and I look forward to sharing our work together.