Posts made in July, 2013

Control the Mood

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Control the Mood

When we come to look at the final element in my mantra BE CALM it is time to look at the mood of the photo. To consider the mood of a photography before making the shot helps bring our thoughts back to the our intent for making the picture. What is it about the scene that you are trying to portray to the viewer, what is it that you want them to feel when looking at your image. Thinking about the mood is another good way to focus your thoughts before making the image. Once you have decided on what mood you are trying to portray that next step is to think about how you can create that mood. As with most things in photography we have a number of options to help us control...

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Tips for travel photography

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Tips for travel photography

Lately Travel has been on my mind a bit with family about to head overseas for a tour of Europe, friends just returned from places such as Iceland, Turkey, Alaska and Vietnam. And with myself planning a trip later this year, I thought I might put together a few tips I have collected over the years on Travel photography. The first things you need to think about is where are you going? Are you driving or flying? Is it a guided tour to a set schedule or a at your own pace? One of my favourite tools for researching a destination is Stuck on Earth, this allows you to explore the places you are going to visit and find photos of places to explore and photograph. Whether you...

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Views From A Window

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Views From A Window

You may have heard of the term “shooting from the hip”, but have you heard of “shooting from a window”?  This method of shooting opens up a completely different perspective to your images… For travel photography, we are all used to the usual method of taking photos by walking up to a scene, composing, and taking the shot. However, if you are a passenger on a driving holiday in a car, coach, bus, or even in a taxi, you can still obtain some great images while on the move even without stopping. Just remember to never to do this if you are the driver! When taking photo’s on the move you can still use the fundamental basics of...

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See the Light

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

See the Light

The beauty of a mantra is that it reminds you of key actions or important items by using a simple phrase. I have spoken previously about my mantra for taking photos – BE CALM for better photos. This breaks down to a number of simple areas you should consider prior to taking a photo. Breathe (basically take the time to think before pushing the shutter) & Examine, Composition, Angle, Light and Mood. In previous posts I have discussed Composition and Angle, today I would like to talk about Light. The simple phrase of Light can actually lead to some very complex areas of photography, especially if you start bringing flash into the equation. In this post, I will...

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