Taking photos at the end or beginning of the day is often considered the best time, due to the softer light. Taking photos in bright sunshine, such as in the middle of summer, can prove problematic. Harsh sunlight can wash out photographs and make them appear flat. There are, however, certain ways you can overcome these issues and produce stunning images regardless of the bright sun.
It's summer here in the UK (and a few other countries!) and to celebrate our first few days of actual sun and heat, here are a few photos celebrating this wonderful season :) 8840
I'm not sure why it has taken me until now but I recently discovered the website 'The Online Lighting Diagram Creator'. I needed an image on the previous article to explain an external flash guns position, searched Google for a 'lighting diagram' and, bazinga!, found this great online tool.
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'.
Phototrails is a research project using impressive visualization techniques to explore and show patterns, dynamics and structures of global shared photos. Using 2.3 million Instagram photos from around the world the team have created some truly stunning collages, montages and patterns from tens and even hundreds of thousands of photos in each image.
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.