With 2019 coming to an end, it is time to review my top 5 images of the year. Below you will see in no particular order the images I picked including a brief description of them.
This image is one I took most recently out of the top 5. I had watched a tutorial on product photography that I wanted to give a try and this was my first subject.
I was really happy with how this image turned out and plan to use this method more.
I shot this image earlier in the year for a tutorial I did on The Photography Enthusiast. I have always loved light trails and have barely done them in the past few years.
I remember years ago seeing a photo of Thailand that appeared to have an insane amount of light trails. Back then I wasn’t aware of using the lighten blend mode in Photoshop and I hope my tutorial can help someone learn this method faster than I did.
Although I’m not very good at it, I really like origami. I also really enjoy doing still life photography. Any chance I get to combine the two, I take it.
For this image, I had the idea for some time but had no clue how to execute it. I ended up taking around 4 images just to be able to clone out the skewers holding the butterflies up. Overall I am really happy with how it turned out and hope to do more like this in 2020.
We don’t get many foggy days here in Sydney and even less that I have my camera with me. I took this shot on the way to work and I’m glad I did. It ended up making Explore on Flickr despite not being my favorite out of the set.
This was also taken with my Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 lens which is gives the same look as a 52mm on Full Frame. I’m usually more comfortable with the 35mm focal length but it worked well for this image.
Last but not least is possibly my favorite. I was on holiday in San Francisco and this guy approached me asking if I knew who he looked like. I thought he had a familiar look but wasn’t too sure and didn’t want to guess wrong.
He eventually said Einstein and then I seen the resemblance. As I was out shooting, he asked me to take his portrait for an exhibition he was going to be in so I eagerly agreed. Eye AF worked beautifully and the Tamron really rendered everything well for a zoom. If any other famous lookalikes want their portrait taken, be sure to let me know.
So that concludes this post and my top 5 photos of 2019. I managed to shoot a lot more this year which made the selection a bit more difficult. It was one of my goals to shoot more this year so it’s good to achieve that.
Also as a small update, I plan do a small trial in the first few months of 2020 by posting every 2 weeks regardless of how much I shoot. This works well for my good friend Joey of Last Lights so hopefully it can work for me too.
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