Cyrus Khamuk Macro and Nature Photography Dan Ng 13319 Level 2 ANN3B Photography
Cyrus is most known for his Macro PhotograpyA Macro photo with Mixed Lighting: mixing light of different temperature. Alldone without photoshop tricks or editing.
His style is very unique as he plays a lot on lightingto create different effects in the background, whichrather brings out the extremely clear visuals of the subject, making it very outstanding. His imagesare also very rich in terms of colour Which is what I really love about his photos.
His style: It didn’t really change over the course of his career. But instead it gets better and better. The more he explores on lighting and exquisite reptiles and insects the nicer and more unique the photos get. The photos has their own taste and feel. Its like something you haven’t seen before.
His subject matter did change. From Landscape Photography, he moved on to Macro Photography
He introduces his own methods and ways on how to create a similar effect to the photos he has done. Without needing the aid of editing softwares. You can check out how he does it at this site. http://megashot.net/communities/Water%20Drops/content/639
Cyrus makes a living through commercial works,prints and assignments.
His works can be easily distinguished by noticing the lighting and colours of it.Its vibrant colours sets it apart from all the other photos and its extremely clearvisuals.
When I see his work, I feel so inspired to go out there and explore. To be able to learn the art of patience, for these creatures to appear. To have full understanding of the composition and to captivate the feeling and mood of that very moment.
Understanding the rule of thirds and applying it in the compositions. I’m veryimpressed by the fact that he can get all this extremely close up shots of thisexquisite insects/reptiles and it is so clear and detailed. The whole picture itself andthe amount of details in it gives birth to a whole new WOW effect. It just blows meaway.
This image has a very clear usage of the complementary coloursyellow and purple. The image is very well composed and the wings, actas some sort of directional line to direct the focus to the insect’s head.
Another clear usage of complementary colours. Notice that thebackground and foreground is blurred off, so that the main focus would beon the midground which the subject, a frog.
This photo is my favorite. It is very pleasing to the eye, itgives off a very sensuous and calming feel. The harmoniouscolours give it the pleasing feel. The wide variety of colours incontrast with the still subject gives it a dynamic yet staticmood, which I find very unique.
Directional lines to direct the viewer’s eye to the subject. The picture isable to captivate the viewers attention directly into the subject’s eye asall the elements are directing the attention there. The not so importantparts are blurred off and not focused on.
CONCLUSION He may not be a very famous photography. But I still want to usehim as he is really an inspiration to me and it is something that Iwould really want to try out. As his unique photos struck me when Ifirst saw them, I was like ‘this guy is simply too amazing’. Hence, Iused this guy over a famous photographer as he really inspires me tolook out for greater detail in everything I see. There is a deepermeaning in his photos rather than just the explicit visuals. I saw athought, something that he wants to convey. That we should viewthings not just viewing them without a thought, but with greaterattention and deeper thought. The most ordinary things in our dailylife that we may pass by, may have extraordinary detail and meaning.Even like the eyes of a mosquito, if we view it with our naked eyes wewouldn’t even beable to see a thing. But, if we were to view it througha different perspective (e.g, for this instance-the camera) we wouldbe able to see something completely different. Thus, in life, alwayskeep an eye out for things that go by in our daily life, and not let themslip by without a thought. This photographer has taught me to seethings in a different light, to view things with a different perspective.