I have been on 500px for a number of years now. During that time I have seen some wonderful photography by very talented photographers. Below are 10 of my favourite contacts who are well worth connecting with and following for inspiration.
You may remember some time ago I experimented with 'Multiple Me's', this is a post processing techniqeu which combine a series of portrait images into one photograph. The end result is one photo with a number of instances of the same person in frame.
There are thousands of photo manipulation and effect tutorials on the internet. Below are 10 of my favourites. You may notice that a few of them are a bit, well, 'dark', sorry about that but they tend to be the most effective in my opinion! :)
10 stop filters enable a photographer to almost slow down time. Allowing the shutter speed to be increased to unnatural lengths of time (minutes rather than seconds) enables scenes to be transformed in many ways. From turning a rough seascape into a serene, perfectly flat sheet of water, to 'smearing' clouds across the sky.
It is often said that the things we own are just extensions of ourselves, so we can really tell a lot about a photographer by just looking at how he treats his equipment. There's a long list of negative consequences when people fail to properly take care of their photography gear. Malfunction will be the result of poor maintenance, the lifespan of your equipment will be shortened, and their value will decrease as well.
Now, before I begin this post, I have a confession. When Google+ first burst onto the social media scene I wasn't impressed, I joined, but I wasn't impressed. Up until about a month ago my involvement on the site had been posting FPR articles to my profile. I was wrong about the site, it's GREAT, in the short time I have been interacting with others and actually looking through the content and photos posted I have found great tutorials, had great discussions and seen some truly awesome photography
There's something about the simplicity of rocks against an ocean that draw the eye. On a trip to Thailand last year I took the below image on a day tour. I liked the duel tones of the rocks and the calm sea backdrop.