last updated: 1 December 2021


Charlie Alice Raya

photo studies


Introduction

In summer 2021, I took some time to review my photographic work from 2007-2021. And repeatedly I was reminded of techniques and approaches in photography I hadn’t thought about or worked with in a while.

As a consequence I decided to put together some photo studies which are as much a reminder to myself as they are about sharing my work approaches and ideas with other photographers and those who are interested in photography.

I guess that over time I will add a few more studies, and I will probably extend and refine the photo studies and the texts you can find so far.

You are welcome to contact me if you would like to discuss anything about photography. Write to photography@easy-town.org


photo studies

by Charlie Alice Raya


photo study

perspectives

This photo study compares photos taken from different perspectives.

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photo study

foci & blur

This photo study compares photos with the same subject and different foci. Also included are photos where blurry foregrounds or backgrounds are used as stylistic device.

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bark study

This photo study explores possible tree bark images from a single tree.

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photo study

nature moved

This photo study compares images taken with a still camera and images taken with a camera moved during the process of taking of the image. Moving the camera can mean to move it up, down, sideways or diagonally or to use the lens’s zoom. In order to get an interesting result, the exposure time usually needs to be extended.

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colour and
black & white

This photo study compares photos in colour and with photos in black & white. For example a single image of the Brandenburg Gate is show both in colour and in black & white.

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photo study

colour
experiments

This photo study compares the original photos with the photos altered by changing the tone curves.

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photo series, title images for book 1-12 and more, easy town books, by Charlie Alice Raya

photo study

colours extreme, Venice study

This photo study shows a single photo taken in Venice, shown in 14 colour variations.

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photo series, title images for book 1-12 and more, easy town books, by Charlie Alice Raya

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formats

This photo study shows a single photo in different formats such as rectangle, round, square or as split image.

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