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Nov 2014

RECENTLY I BOUGHT A GREAT MINERAL PHOTOGRAPHY E-BOOK!

Three days ago, I purchased an amazing e-book about ways how to do a mineral photography. I read it with a great interest and now I am trying to apply in practice the knowledge that I have read in the book. As you no doubt know, I am just an enthusiast photographer taking photos of landscapes, natural sceneries and sometimes also wild or domestic animals. Architecture and cultural heritage photography such as pictures of castles, historical towns or outdoor museums is my passion too.

   

Until now I sticked with these areas mostly, not caring much about other fields in photography, but life is a never-ending process of learning and because of that it never hurts to try something new to broaden one's horizons.


So I decided to step in the challenging waters of product photography, focusing on minerals this time, being inspired by a e-book of a mineral photography, which I read recently. If you are into mineral photography I highly recommend you to purchase and read that e-book from Zbyněk Buřival.


It is really a great reading for aspiring mineral photographers, with a lot of practical tips based on the experience of the author, who is professional geologist and photographer running MineralExpert.org website that features amazing mineral photos of all kinds and types!


E-book web page is here:
http://www.photographingminerals.com/mineral-photography-book.php


I must say that I am faaaaar from geologist, I just like visual appearance of various "stones" and "rocks", so I collect them since my childhood. When I am somewhere hiking in the nature and I see some interesting stones I simply pick them and put them to my collection; not because of possible geologic value as I said, but because I simply like the way they look on my shelf. ;)


I never did product photography, nor mineral photography before, so here is a my very first attempt in life, in taking photos of minerals from today's afternoon.


As you can see from the photo the stone pictured in it is a flint taken on a black background. I had to improvise a little bit during trying to take photos of this one, because, at the moment, I don't have all of the equipment intended for shooting mineral photography, such as the light tent, or black painted glass on which the mineral should be placed, for quality black background; as the e-book suggest.


Instead of the sold black painted glass, I used black plastic cover from my printer, which is unfortunately far from solid black glass, because under its surface it features some texture of dark gray dots. Arghhh, those dots made things a lot more difficult, but anyway, that printer's cover was the closest thing to the solid black glass I was about to find at the time being. A daylight coming through the window helped with the lighting of the scene, as well as combination of one table lamp, mirror and office papers bent to form something resembling a light tent, to diffuse light a little.


I took many expositions of the same scene, experimenting with it; moving table lamp, office papers and mirror a lot, trying to get the desired image. I am not sure whether I succeeded, but I had to begin somehow anyway. The resulting image is here. It is in fact a combination of 3 expositions taken with lens focused on front, middle and back of the mineral; and than combined during post-production in PS to achieve greater sharpness.


This stone is one of the oldest in my collection. I found it as a little child in the middle of 80s, at the location of Brezovec, Dolny Kubin town, Orava region, northern Slovakia.


It has dimensions of about:
(L x W x H )
4cm / 0.1312ft x 3cm / 0.0984ft x 2cm / 0.0656ft.


I hope you like it! :)

 
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Alenka Šulíková - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 07:33 am
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...táto fotografia i samotný popis k jej vzniku ma " primäli" pozrieť sa na " obyčajný kameň" iným pohľadom...zaujímavá a veľmi pekná práca...želám teda veľa trpezlivosti a kopec krásnych fotografií :)
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 07:35 am
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Ďakujem +Alenka Šulíková! :)
Helena Silva - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 08:05 am
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Fantástico!!
Lubo Novak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 09:35 am
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súhlasím s +Alenka Šulíková je to vynikajúci záber, niečo podobné som zatiaľ neskúšal
farah godoy - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 10:07 am
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muy bonito:)
mirtateresa haidamacha - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Muy buena !!! gracias por la info.
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 01:15 pm
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¡Muito obrigado +Helena Silva!
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 01:16 pm
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Ďakujem +Lubo Novak!
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 01:16 pm
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¡Gracias +farah godoy! :)
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 20, 2014 at 01:18 pm
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¡Gracias también +mirtateresa haidamacha! Me alegro de que te guste.
Danica Macanga - (commented via Google+)
November 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm
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Thank you for the detailed study of stone Flint. It's good to know. We learn as we live.
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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Thank you too +Danica Macanga! Yes, that's very true! We learn as we live. :)
Eric Delcour - (commented via Google+)
November 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm
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Happy birthday +Boris Jaroscak​. Have a great day.
Rita Gijbels - (commented via Google+)
November 22, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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Happy birthday +Boris Jaroscak​ !
Joseph Debattista - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 12:30 am
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Very good results for your mineral photography!! great information too! Best regards and a very Happy Birthday Boris :-))
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
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Thank you +Eric Delcour! Have a great day too. :)
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
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Thank you +Rita Gijbels!
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 01:04 am
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Thank you +Joseph Debattista! I am glad that you like it! :)
Lubo Novak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 02:39 am
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Boris všetko najlepšie ?
Alenka Šulíková - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 02:48 am
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+Boris Jaroscak ...pripájam sa a...všetko dobré želám. :)
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 03:17 am
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Ďakujem +Lubo Novak!
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 03:18 am
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Ďakujem +Alenka Šulíková! :)
Irena Sosnowska - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
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przepiękne zdjęcie oddające urodę kamienia.
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm
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Dziękuję +Irena Sosnowska! Cieszę się, że Ci się podoba. :)
Don Ronaldo YM - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
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interesting! Thanks for sharing. & happy birthday, by the way! +Boris Jaroscak
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
November 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
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Thank you +Don Ronaldo YM!
Stanislava Šálková - (commented via Google+)
December 2, 2014 at 01:13 pm
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Opravdu krásná práce !!!
Boris Jaroscak - (commented via Google+)
December 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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Ďakujem +Stanislava Šálková!

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