After the fire

After the fire

came across this burnt out bit of bush just outside of town and had to stop and take some pictures. the fire had stripped away all the details, and given the scene an almost monotone look that was strangely beautiful

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Photo Tips -Neutral Density Filters

Photo Tips -Neutral Density Filters

Photography Tips -Neutral Density Filters


We all love those magic hours just around sunrise and sunset. Thats when the light is at its most amazing and everything looks great. But what about when the light isn't fantastic? In the middle of the day, you can do other stuff, or have a nap, but if like me, you want to keep taking pictures than a neutural density filter may be just the thing.  The basic job of a ND filters is to cut down the amount of light reaching your sensor without affecting the colour, and they come in various densities. The one I use the most is a 400x filter which cuts around 10 stops of light and allows you to use very low shutterspeeds.

less light entering your lens means that you need a longer shutter speed and so as a consequence, you can make images like this, the water moves during the exposure to give that soft dreamlike quality

Of course you will need a sturdy tripod so that the rest of the image remains sharp, and it also helps to make sure that there is no extraneous light entering through the eye piece 

 

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portrait blog

portrait blog

For years now I have been shooting all of my portraits in classical, elegant Black and White. This medium cuts through the camouflage of colour. In order to be successful as an photograph

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balancing the light at magic hour

balancing the light at magic hour

Those magic moments when the evening sky is the same brightness as the lights coming from the building you are photographing is the only time that you can get images

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pictures from ages ago

 

this is a sunflower i took this picture and I even painted the background. I had no work then

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Cooked on the coals

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Cooked on the coals and eaten with our fingers washed down with a couple of ice cold gin and tonics :-)

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