May 28, 2010 Comments Off on Gosling and Daisies
Gosling and Daisies
Well, this appears to be getting a little attention so I might as well give it a run in some of the competitions. This very young Canada Goose Gosling was photographed by all my students on the recent Going Digital workshop at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. We were looking at how to ensure the subject was isolated from the background using shallow depth of field, and how when photographing animals the camera needs to be at eye level. Placing the camera actually on the ground and using a ‘right-angled’ viewfinder allowed me to place the gosling against a backdrop of the lake, many meters from the subject.
May 11, 2010 Comments Off on Fountains Cottage in IR
During the spring, summer and autumn months I run photographic workshops for Going Digital, which limits the amount of time I have available to go out and take good competition images. This time however, I managed to combine the two and took a group of students out of Fountains Abbey to this little ivy covered cottage just outside the gates. We spent a good 45 minutes working out angles and the different compositions for this location. I think everyone came away with something useful.
Shooting in infrared has provided this image with a different feel, where all the green foliage has been captured as white. I just wish the sky had not been overcast and instead had been captured as black. I guess I will have more opportunities later this year.
May 10, 2010 Comments Off on Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year
So can I live up to last years success, or even better it? Landscape photographer of the year 2010 is just 66 days from closing entries. Two months of heart ache as I look for something to equal ‘Herringfleet Mist’. This is going to be hard work.