With which in-camera techniques are you experimenting and why?
Once I started experimenting with in-camera techniques, I was hooked. I’ve tried everything I can think: multiple exposures, freeze photography, slow-sync flash and motion blur, toy-town effects with a tilt-shift lens, shooting through objects like glass, creating diffraction with mirrors, applying colour gels to the lights, stop-motion, cinemagraphs and, of course, a combination thereof! I got a little side-tracked with all the fun of experimentation, but I am finally at the point where I know what my core narratives are and what techniques to use to tell those stories.
How do you know when to use in-camera effects and when it’s best left for post-production?
I enjoy the more hands-on aspects of photography more than retouching, which is another reason I shifted from doing all the work in post-production to shooting with in-camera effects. So, if it’s feasible to do it in-camera, that is the first option, but my stories are often surreal, in which case I digitally enhance the work.