Occasionally using unorthodox effects can turn an otherwise standard image into something which captures the imagination and draws interest. I recently experimented with motion blur within Photoshop on a previously taken image of bluebells in a wood.
HDR is great for capturing highlights, mid tones and low lights, there are however some downsides (for me anyway). You cant see how the merged image will look whilst out on the shoot and sometimes, direct sunlight can look very over exposed and 'flared' on the merged photograph.
I was in Devon at the weekend, staying with friends and enjoying a great evening celebrating 2 birthdays. On the first morning I took the opportunity to get up early and capture some shots of the stunning countryside that Devon is famous for.
Taking stunning sunset photos is something that requires forethought, patience and the correct set up. Capturing the true colour of a sunset is something that is often missed when to preparation is taken. A great sunset shot will look wonderful framed and will also be a great addition to you portfolio. Here are a few guidelines.
Most of you will already be aware of the growing number of flying drones on the market. These remote flying objects can also carry camera's and give a safer and more controlled alternative to kite photography. One site which is utilising and sharing these images is dronestagram.
There are so many insanely good photographers on Google+ sharing their work and inspiring others to learn more about photography techniques. Most share their work and sometimes articles on photography from around the web. There are a few, however, that go one step further and engage their community in new and exciting ways. One such photographer goes by the name 'paradigmblue' and, as well as sharing his inspiring and truly excellent images, also invites his contacts to process one of his RAW files.
Urban decay photography is all about capturing images of of previously functioning items or locations, which have since been left in a state of disrepair. Popular locations include abandoned hospital (asylums are very popular), vacant houses and empty warehouses.