Posts Tagged "foreground"

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast of South East Queensland is blessed with many great beach and interesting places to photography. None more so that the Spit which sits on the northern end of the Gold Coast, it is a finger of land surrounded on three side by water including the ocean, and the Gold Coast seaway. For photographers this location provides a feast of opportunities, some are easily found and others require a bit of forethought. as with any coastal location different times of day will yield a completely different atmosphere to the photos. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives the photographer a wide variety of choices. The ocean side (eastern side) of the Spit offers...

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Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

With a city built along the river like Brisbane, it is expected that bridges will play an important part of the life of the city and its identity. The Story bridge certainly fits that role within the Brisbane landscape, visible from many parts of the city and from along the river this iconic metal bridge provides a backdrop to many of the cities activities. As with all grand structures, the bridge draws landscape photographers keen to capture the bridge in a unique way. The Story bridge was built during World War 2 and was officially opened in July 1940. The bridge is heritage listed and carries cars, bicycles and pedestrians across the Brisbane river from Kangaroo...

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Working a scene

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Techniques | 0 comments

Working a scene

When approaching a scene for  landscape photos, it pays to keep an open mind and try the possibilities. It is important to have an artistic vision for the photo and be a bit ruthless in looking for a part of the scene that is true to that vision. Very rarely is the first setup location the best spot to capture the required vision. Unfortunately, humans by nature can be a lazy bunch, so the photographer has to be diligent and be prepared to move around or “work the scene” in order to make a photo that has impact on the viewer. Working the scene may involve wholesale changes to your location, angle or lens choice, or it may be as subtle as tilt to the camera...

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Location Guide – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

With long sweeping beaches and rocky headlands, Hat Head National Park is an area of natural beauty that is bound to excite any photographer. The park is situated halfway between Brisbane and Sydney (about 6 hours travel from either), near the town of Kempsey. On a trip to this area recently I was amazed at the photography opportunities that abounded within the park and nearby areas. During my time there I was only able to take scratch the surface of the opportunities this park presents but this was enough for me to be enticed back for return visits. One of the central features within the park is the Smoky Cape Lighthouse built in 1891. Both the lighthouse and its...

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Creating depth in photos with atmosphere

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Techniques | 0 comments

Creating depth in photos with atmosphere

One thing that really makes our photos stand out from the crowd is when they are able to portray a sense of depth to the viewer. It is not an easy task to take the 3D scene before us and present that to a viewer in a 2D format yet still retain that sense of depth. When we get that task right, our images will be memorable and they will entice the viewer look further into the photo. There are quite a number of tools we can use to show depth in our images. Composition for one plays a big part with the use of leading lines. One method that can often be overlooked is using atmosphere to represent depth in the photo. On bright clear days we like to think that the air around...

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