Don’t Be Sidetracked By Poor Shooting Conditions

Impressions - Volume Forty ThreeSo….the day comes when you finally get your act together, you check your camera , filters and everything else you need and head out to do some long overdue shooting. You consult the weather forecast, it tells you things aren’t looking good but you go out anyway, sort of hoping for a miracle to happen while you are getting to your location.

At the location you quickly see that no miracle has happen, the light is indeed as dull and uninspiring as you feared to begin with. We are talking ’suicide grey skies’, light that renders the world two dimensional, almost without color. The light is so flat that you fear you have lost your depth perception.

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Can Your Eyesight Literally Affect Your Photography ?

A Study In Colours - Volume ElevenYou might find this question kind of odd and wonder how on earth I came up with it, I think it is a valid question though. Short answer to the question, yes to a much higher degree than most realize. Long answer…continue reading.

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Intentional Camera Movement – Shooting Technique

Impressions - Volume Twenty-SevenIn this post I want to share with you the shooting technique, and thoughts about this photograph, shot with my Fujifilm X100T.

Short version, you need a shutter speed of around 0.5 second or slower, my latest shots are between 0.5 – 1.5 seconds. You don’t need a tripod to use this technique.

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The Challenge Of An Unfamiliar Landscape

In this post I want to share with you how I approach the challenge of a new unfamiliar landscape, very different from what I am used to.

A Study In Colours - Volume ThirteenShort version, don’t get distracted by the new environment, take a deep breath, remind yourself that all the basics still apply, a weak composition is still a weak composition, clipped highlights are still clipped highlights.

Long version, keep on reading.

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What Else It Is

I confess, I’m old fashioned and actually read books…preferably physical books. A good book gives you inspiration, ideas, general knowledge and it makes you think, all which helps you become a better photographer. Read books. Recently* I read “The Essence of Photography” (ISBN 1937538516) by Bruce Barnbaum, an inspiring book that gave me new ideas and reminded me of things that I had previously learned but forgot, or not fully understood.What Else It Is

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Divine Intervention

The photos in my new portfolio Divine Intervention were shot utilizing intentional camera movement in combination with a off camera speedlite. Divine Intervention

The idea behind this technique is to combine the exposure from the speedlite and the ambient light.

The exposure from the flash creates definition, the intentional camera movement – left with the ambient light only – creates the softness and sense of movement.

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A Study In Colours – Volume Eleven

I’ve added a new photo to my A Study In Colours project.

A Study In Colours - Volume Eleven

It was shoot with my X100T in October last year visiting a favourite location of mine nearby. The light came and went so I went back and forth between using my B+W CPL to slow the shutter and using the CPL with the X100T built in 3 stop ND. The built in ND is a feature that I really like, it comes in very handy, just activate it and it’s there.

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