When I started to take a photography seriously a few years ago, I started to frequent photography forums and gallery sites. One thing that I wanted to be able to achieve but didn't know how was a completely black background and darkness that almost surrounded the subject. After some questioning and replies from friendly forum members I learned that you use light to achieve the 'effect'.
You may have seen the previous post 'From The Ground Up'. The set of photos were pretty much born out of boredom and not being able to think of a new local photography location. Due to this frustration I tried out a different perspective....
Finding new and interesting viewpoints for your local photography can often be a difficult task. After a while, if you are a regular photographer, you will exhaust all of the obvious locations in the local vicinity.
I've visited the island of Majorca most years since I was about 7 years old. I reckon I've been there about 28 times now and still love the place. One of the great features is the abundance of old towns and villages with their picturesque narrow streets and wall climbing flowers. I chose to capture these streets using my Samyang 8mm Fisheye lens as I really like the warped effect it give the walls on either side of the frame and also it's ability to capture the scene in 180 degrees.
A friend of mine recently pointed me towards some photos he took whilst at a music concert. I immediately congratulated him on the clarity and general quality of the photography. At that point I didn't know that all of the photos were actually captured on an iPhone. I was surprised at the quality of the images and asked him to…
I've visited the island of Majorca most years since I was about 7 years old. I reckon I've been there about 28 times now and still love the place. Below are some images from a very early morning in Puerto Pollensa in the north east of the island. There was still a sea fog in the distance and the sun was just rising above the hills in the distance.
You don't need to spend a load of cash on studio backgrounds for great portrait shots. There are many backdrops available in every day life that you can use for free, and which add a great element to a portrait shoot. From minimalist to industrial atmosphere's, all are possible by just looking around you.