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Warm and earthy by jakobhaq Warm and earthy :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 4 0 du och jag by jakobhaq du och jag :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 6 0 always with you by jakobhaq always with you :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 2 0 This is for you Sofia ... by jakobhaq This is for you Sofia ... :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 1 0 Droplets by jakobhaq Droplets :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 1 0 Waiting by jakobhaq Waiting :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 1 0 Fox in the shadows by jakobhaq Fox in the shadows :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 0 0 Dawn never came by jakobhaq Dawn never came :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 0 0 Trapped at Dusk by jakobhaq Trapped at Dusk :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 1 0 Amberweed sunset by jakobhaq Amberweed sunset :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 3 0 Dawn of Moss by jakobhaq Dawn of Moss :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 5 0 The great battle by jakobhaq The great battle :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 4 0 Cold weeds by jakobhaq Cold weeds :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 0 0 Frozen dreams by jakobhaq Frozen dreams :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 0 0 Shroom freezer by jakobhaq Shroom freezer :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 2 0 Deep sleep by jakobhaq Deep sleep :iconjakobhaq:jakobhaq 2 0


Winter Evening by Laazeri Winter Evening :iconlaazeri:Laazeri 246 30 Drawing for a friend by PoskiLove Drawing for a friend :iconposkilove:PoskiLove 7 0 In search of autumnal colours by jchanders In search of autumnal colours :iconjchanders:jchanders 64 4 It's Not Too Late v2 by hannes-flo It's Not Too Late v2 :iconhannes-flo:hannes-flo 120 2 A place with nice view by enaruna A place with nice view :iconenaruna:enaruna 218 14 Bridge to Autumn by realityDream Bridge to Autumn :iconrealitydream:realityDream 328 8 Spyder by zipvirus Spyder :iconzipvirus:zipvirus 6 0 Villa by Marie-pierrafeu Villa :iconmarie-pierrafeu:Marie-pierrafeu 10 2 What's poppin'? by HackingDutchman What's poppin'? :iconhackingdutchman:HackingDutchman 47 6 Dear Autumn by HackingDutchman Dear Autumn :iconhackingdutchman:HackingDutchman 64 2 Autumn Mushrooms by Kovarrl Autumn Mushrooms :iconkovarrl:Kovarrl 3 0 Ein Pilzchen by feigenfrucht Ein Pilzchen :iconfeigenfrucht:feigenfrucht 77 14 Douces Perles by Marie-pierrafeu Douces Perles :iconmarie-pierrafeu:Marie-pierrafeu 4 0 Fir Branches by GreenlandsGirl Fir Branches :icongreenlandsgirl:GreenlandsGirl 14 1 Cradle The Moon by MikeFShaw Cradle The Moon :iconmikefshaw:MikeFShaw 82 15


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Jakob Haq
Artist | Professional | Varied
Musician, YouTuber, Public speaker and hobbyist photographer

My wish list is long.

Even though I've only been doing amateur photography for two years, my camera-equipment-shopping-wish-list is long.

I wish I could afford to get a zoom lens, super-zoom lens, a macro lens and I've also been looking into wide angle and fisheye lenses. I've looked at filters, camera stands and even gimbles, however, fact is I only have one lens. And so I've been forced to do as much as I can with the lens and camera that I currently have.

Staying away from photo editing software is important to me and so the photos that I publish here on DeviantArt are originals. I want to work for my photos. 

I personally view photography as a form of "sculpting" and even though I bracket a lot, I take my time with every click of the shutter button. Yes I do bracket a huge amount but I always end up choosing and publishing photos with a certain type of white balance and light level.

Cloudy weather is a favourite and I despise taking photos during days when the sun irradiates the landscape. Sure, I've managed to snap of some nice ones during days with abundant sunlight but, I feel my patience level draining away quickly as sunlight plays with my white balance settings. So I'm never really able to relax long enough to get those great shots.

Monument by jakobhaq

This is why I usually hunt for objects to capture during days where light levels are low and as I mentioned above, preferably days with cloudy skies. This also means I have to make sure I carry something to eat so I don't get shaky hands from hunger.

Of course, low light levels equals longer shutter speeds, at least for me because I don't like changing my ISO at all. ISO stays at 100 and so longer exposure times is something I've had to learn to live with.

I always carry news papers in my bag so that I can cover the forest floor with em as I sit on my knees or lie down trying to capture a single mushroom forcing its way out of an old rotting tree trunk.

Now I don't own a camera stand, but even if I did I'd probably end up not using it. You see I've discovered something during these past two years. 

By holding my camera when taking my photos I get the slightest of motion blur with every click. And that really tiny amount of blur around object edges together with the slight "light blooming" effect makes my photos look a tad "dreamy". So even when If I could put my camera down and use a remote for snapping photos, I wouldn't. No, the camera stays in my hands and the thumb on the wheel constantly changing shutter speed and aperture.

Goldie by jakobhaq

Where am I going with all of this?

Well, I've only had one lens to work with. But the working with it has taught me a whole lot. I now feel I have a real grasp of the limits of my setup. And I've also learned how to make the most out of what I have. I'm able to do shots today that I couldn't have made with the same setup two years ago.

Thing is, I never let my frustration turn me away, I never gave up. Thanks to that I now have a story made out of photos of my development as an amateur photographer and the result is breathtaking, at least for me.

I've accomplished so much and I am left wondering what my photo story will look like in another two years. Can I really get better at this?

Thank you for reading my slow paced droolings dear reader.

--My equipment--
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Sigma EX 17-50mm f/2,8 DC OS HSM


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zipvirus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi !

Thanks a lot for the :+fav:
jakobhaq Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! :hug:
PoskiLove Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Your photos are lovely!  I love the warm, rainy colors in a lot of them! Natsume Yuujinchou Icon  It feels so peaceful!  Natsume Yuujinchou Icon 
jakobhaq Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so very much :hug:
PoskiLove Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist
YAY, thank you so much for the watch!!![BnHA] Todoroki #8   I'll work to make beautiful things worth watching! Thumbs Up [Gintama] 
EverestPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the faves, I love your pictures :heart:
jakobhaq Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The same! ☀️
MahuaSarkar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to Deviantart!! you have got pretty good photographsCURSE YOU! 
jakobhaq Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aw Thank you so much. I was a bit nervous about putting my photos up here. I've only posted to Facebook and Twitter before. There are far more critics here though. 😅 I've only been doing photography on a hobby level for about two years.
MahuaSarkar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
'Hobby level for about two years' that's a lot!! you just got upgraded:happybounce: 

Amazing work!!
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