Spring is here, lot's of things are changing in the world and in the digital plane too. FPR has been taken back to basics to improve performance and make everything a bit simpler for it's lovely readers! :)
I've recently been reworking a few shots I took in London last year. I have amended the processing slightly to reduce noise and improve clarity. All images processed through Photomatix and Photoshop. Full gallery on Google+
Recently I took a single RAW photo of a local church. From this single image I created an HDR image using 3 different exposure settings. I have recently written an HDR tutorial but it was a while ago and I have learned a few tricks and effects that can add 'something a bit different' to your image (if you want to!)
Whilst browsing YouTube recently I came across a short film which grabbed my attention. The film, released by Panasonic, demonstrates the amazing capabilities of the new Lumix GH3, the successor to the popular DMC-GH2. The short film features the well known actor Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror, Rock N Rolla). Apart from one instance of inaudible speech, the film is shot without dialogue. The feature focuses closely on the struggle, and escape, of the unnamed imprisoned 'hero'.
I took a trip to Sandbanks in Dorset yesterday. I spent about 6 hours around the coastline, capturing the coastal tides ageing structures along the shoreline. The shots in this gallery are a mixture of HDR and normal, non bracketed photos. Lenses used were 17-70mm SIgnma, 5omm Canon and 8mm Samyang Fisheye.
In today's world it is very easy to view other photographers work online. There are countless social sites dedicated to enabling everyone to share their work and view that of others. It's not just about sticking your photo on every site you can find however, this isn't enough to get you noticed, become an influence or be part of a community.
Took a trip to Virigina waters, near Windsor today. 2 things happened (as well as the photos). 1) I chase 3 lenses towards the river and only came back with two. 2) Broke down and had to wait 2 hours for recovery....enjoy the photos, they cost ALOT!