Countryside vista's are one of the most impressive, colourful and beautiful landscape images that you can take. With rolling hills, fields of crops that form a pattern to the horizon and the natural light from a setting sun, it's no wonder that these images are some of the most popular on the web.
Photography is not just another medium, we all know that, but how does it impact, affect and guide how we live? I've been thinking about this and, for me anyway, photography has changed who I am and how I live for the good, and for good.
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.
Below is a collection of useful photography cheat sheets. As a quick reference guide these are a great way to remind yourself of a setting or learn a particular function on you camera.
This camerasutra image cropped up on Google+ today, surprised I haven't seen this before now! :)