“It’s been said that photographers are painters in a hurry. Or, we’re painters with ADD,” said Shannon and David from the iPhone Photographer blog.
With that mindset, they came up with an interesting challenge that I decided to participate in. “Shannon and I thought it would be a fun challenge if we embraced the whole photographer’s are similar to painters thing, and tried to create painterly images only using your camera. That means no fancy apps or software to change a regular photo into a painting.”
So I played around with my camera in my yard. I purposely shot out of focus or moved the camera while on slow shutter speeds. It was an interesting challenge for sure as I kept looking at my shots thinking, what if I try… I took a number of shots. Below are some of the shots I like. They were all touched up with some basic brightness/contrast adjustments. And a couple I did some slight cropping to as well.
Then, just for a little variety to my shots (since they are all on only a few subjects) I played with the hue/saturation tool on the following shots. Other than the color tweak, the picture effects were all done with the camera just like the ones above.
To join in on the fun, make sure you go to the challenge post. Just click here.