Another testament to my theory that there's ALWAYS something of interest to take a photo of. After our pretty epic storms yesterday and the accompanying rain, there were quite a few snails sliming about in the garden. This offers a great opportunity to practice focus and aperture, while capturing a unique portrait of an often overlooked model :)
I've been taking quite a few shots recently where I've included strong focus on a very small part of the frame, usually a plant shoot or moss etc. This type of shot would normally mean an awkward angle to shoot from, therefore causing problems for you as the photographer. IT would also require a tripod as the focus would need to be manual, meaning tricky set up to the the extremely low angle. Luckily, there's an easier way.
It's been a little while since I took an HDR sunset shot, tonight I decided that would be my goal. Luckily there's a farm nearby that provides a very nice vista as well as facing west for a sunset opportunity. I took 3 bracketed shots, all RAW, processed in Photoshop CC and Pixlr. 10426
Great weather at the weekend meant a few summer countryside photos. Shooting in extremely bright light can be difficult and wash out colour so I applied a few post processing techniques to work with the washed out look, rather than trying to fight it.
Finding the time for photography can be difficult. We all have busy lives, commitments and things we need to be getting on with, all of which seem to get in the way of our passions. I took this photo before work yesterday, at 6am, the only window I've had this week for a mini shoot :/
The countryside is a great subject for photography anyway, but at sunset it takes on a whole new level and becomes a photographers dream. This is a local field next to a pub (convenient), you have to walk through the field to get to the lake that I shoot so much.
Most photographers can remember why they started to take photos, and why they still do. There are many things that should ring a bell in your head to say that your becoming addicted to the art, some of which are below - recognise any of these?!