Winter is often the season that creates the most chaos on the roads. But it’s also my favorite time of your for photography. The world changes and takes on a magical, quieter and more peaceful appearance, which is great for capturing on camera. Below are a few quick tips to help you achieve some great winter photography images.
It’s finally starting to get cold here in the UK, it’s mid November and people are still wondering around in t-shirts! I took advantage of the frost and clear skies this morning to take a trip to the lake for some sunrise photography.
There are many locations that we all visit everyday, which, unless we stop to think about it, we would never contemplate visitng as a photographic location. Below are a few that I can think of, what other locations would you add, and why?
I’ll be honest, recently I’ve neglected both FPR and photography in general. Part of the reason for this is that other things keep getting in the way but mainly it’s down to a bit of laziness and lack of inspiration. Finding new locations is great for getting the creativity back and today was one such find
If you’re a traditionalist then the sight of Daffodils flowering in the UK signals Easter. This year Easter’s late (a month away) but no one seems to have told nature!
One of the photographers I have in my circle on Google+ is Andy Lee. Andy takes spectacular photographs of mountain ranges. It’s not simply the awe inspiring location that makes for such a great image, it’s the work Andy puts into the lighting and post processing that stands his work apart from other, similar, photographers. Below are some great examples of mountain photography.
A few shots from a local heathland during sunrise this morning.
I recently discovered that an infrared filter which I used to use on an old camera, and since forgotten about, fit one of my current lenses. Excited at the prospect of trying something relatively new, I ventured straight out and took, what I consider, a crap photo. Here’s why it turned out so bad, and I wasted my time on the shoot.
One of the filter tools I use for my post processing is Pixlr-o-Matic. It’s a free Chrome app that offers a number of filters and effects for your images. I have previously written a review of the mobile app version of the solution, Pixlr Express. Below are a couple of the images from yesterday, processed through Pixlr-o-Matic
As an ode to my current, but not for long, VRS, I thought I’d capture one last image. The photo was taken in a local car park at night and so the conditions weren’t perfect, here’s how I created VRS.