Trutnov, Czech Republic (by StafbulCZ)
Penguin and pink bunny donuts from Ikumi Mama this week…
How I Shoot: Snapping the Perfect #Puddlegram with @mortenordstrom
How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about the set-up and process behind their photos and videos. This week, Morten Nordstrøm (@mortenordstrom) shares his tips for capturing and editing the perfect #puddlegram on a Windows phone. Follow him on Instagram for puddle shots of Copenhagen and browse the #puddlegram hashtag for more inspiration!
When Morten Nordstrøm (@mortenordstrom) isn’t working or studying business administration and communitications, he’s out showcasing the beauty of Copenhagen, Denmark, as reflected through the city’s many puddles.
Getting the most out of a puddle’s reflection is an art, and Morten offered these tips for capturing and editing a #puddlegram on a Windows phone:
Nokia Lumia 925
"First of all, when shooting puddlegrams you will obviously need a puddle. The bigger the better, but you will be surprised how little water you need to make a big impact.
"My experience is that I get the best effect when I look for a strong central focal point and try to get some depth in the perspective, maybe even a vanishing point. That’s one of the reasons why the majority of my puddlegrams are shot on streets; they often meet these requirements. Moreover they are often full of life, which gives life to the picture and helps to tell a story.
"If you want to do a proper #puddlegram, make sure your lens is as close to the ground as possible—even if it means you have to turn your device upside-down. It’s a little effort and it makes a huge difference. Moreover, mind the weather. Windy puddles won’t serve you well."
"I often think a lot about my perspective before I shoot. Other times I just walk around and look for details and shoot what I find interesting and inspiring.
"I’m always shooting with my Nokia Lumia 925 and I have been experimenting a lot with the different camera possibilities. Normally I just use the native camera, other times I use the Nokia Pro Camera which gives me more adjustability. My best advice when taking puddlegrams is to experiment with the number of shots you’re taking and see the different outcomes you can get. Analyzing strengths and weaknesses in these will help make you a more skilled puddleshooter!
"Note that people will be looking when you sit down and place your phone in a puddle. But remember, that is only because they don’t know about the magical perspectives you’re capturing. I sometimes pretend to tie my shoe laces, until the largest group of people has passed."
"This is where the magic happens. After extensive exploration of Windows Phone options, I ended up always using the same two apps: the Nokia Creative Studio and an app called Fhotoroom. They are very different but complement each other well. I like to keep things simple and often aim for a high sharpness, cold tones and not too strong colors, since I find them disturbing. Finally, I pay a lot of attention in the cropping process. A good crop can change a picture entirely—and so can a bad one.”
When you're sad sit on the roof (or outside) and look up at the stars. Remember that you have parts of the stars in every fibre of your being, and even though the stars are long gone, we still appreciate their beauty every night. You're never alone, you're never gone. You're never truly anything but everything at all.
I had to post this. I love you so much. So so much.
It would be nice to have a house on the lake so I could read with a view like this
Such cute, neat wrapping.
Extreme Close-up Photography of Snow Flakes by ChaoticMind75
I find this extremely fucking amazing
These are perfect. Nature amazes me
"I was young. It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. It was just that. [Someone brought it up recently] They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all. ‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet’, I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself.”
The only answer you’ll ever need when someone suggests that you’d be prettier if you went on a diet: “You can go fuck yourself.”
LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!