Great skies in the south of England today. There's a mixture of blue sky with white cloud and then, 5 minutes down the road, dark stormy clouds. Great for the garden and photography!
Not great weather this evening (and I've had a couple of beers:) ) so I decided to capture a few images of some lilies that we have in a vase. It's great to use an external flash so you can record different ways in which light and shadow effect the scene.
Photography's popular, VERY popular. From images uploaded from mobile devices to professional photos taken with a 1D, there are now millions of competing images online, but what makes, or can make, your photography stand above the rest and grab the attention it deserves.
It would be easy to miss the little things when they're right next to something as impressive as a waterfall. These plants were growing on the wall surrounding the scene and were hidden in shadow and behind nettles. Always look for the little details :)
Adding subtle effects and changes to landscape photos is part of what sets your images apart from others. There are some great exceptional Photoshop actions available, for free, that can assist you in the finishing touches during post processing.
Out early this morning to get some test shots for a waterfall panorama I'm working on. There are a few challenges to deal with: the splashing water on the lens (as can be seen), the POV (wellies required!) and getting the light correct on the shoot.
Premium photo editing software's expensive, even with the cheapest option of Creative Cloud I'm paying every month, forever. There are, however, alternatives for the small changes or tweaks that we need to make to photos, and there available as apps in Chrome for added convenience. These aren't replacements for the more established photo editing tools, but they do handle smaller editing requirements.