Happy Monday! We’re pleased to introduce you to KelbyOne member, Kresimir Delac—the photo you see here is his work.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
The image is called “Concerto for harp and camera” and it was taken in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. I went there to do some long exposure photography and get those architecture images with streaky clouds. However, as you would expect would happen when you set your mind to something so specific, for most of the time I was there, the sky was clear and blue. That is why I decided to turn the sky to black in post processing and instead play around with the tones in the strings themselves.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
I used a Nikon D810, 16-35 f4 lens and a polarizer for this image (to deepen the blue in the sky to be able to turn it to black in post more easily). The post was done in Photoshop, with a little help of the NIK collection for some finishing touches.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
I like to shoot architecture, landscapes, and nature, although I recently started venturing into portraits as well. The long exposure makes for a large part of my work, I simply love the way it simplifies the scene and gives it a surreal look and feel.
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I have been a KelbyOne member since 2015. My path to joining the KelbyOne family led me from stumbling upon The Grid on Youtube, through discovering a treasure trove of information in the “Blind Critiques” sessions and binging those episodes for days, to finally deciding to join as a subscriber. Never looked back as K1 is really packed with useful courses and magazine articles on all styles of photography, and for a hobbyist who often changes what he shoots like me this is priceless.