Photography: landscape photography
I took this photo in 2012 with my Fujfilm S5600, since then I’ve moved on to a Nikon DSLR and have more experience. I think my style of photography has also changed. The scenes change too and the weather changes with the changing seasons. You don’t need an expensive camera to take good shots or to experiment.
You don’t need good weather for a good photo either. You can see the ice on the tow path in this picture and most of the picture was in shadows. I did go back and take the same shot again when I had more light, for a shot to enter in a competition.
I went back several times to get that shot again. I arrived about an hour before sunset to get this shot and I think the angler in the shot improved it.
This is in the same place as the first photograph, but I took this shot in winter with my Nikon D3200. I think the larger sensor does give a better image, the lighter colours of winter make it a good picture too. You don’t have to have a DSLR to do landscape photography though. Many cameras have options for ‘special effects’ such as making the picture ‘warmer’ in editing or in soft focus. I prefer to use software for editing, but the Nikon does allow me to shoot in sepia or black and white. I’ll be trying those options out and I think shooting video in sepia will be interesting too. Period television dramas like Downton Abbey use those effects and you can try it yourself with some cameras. You can also shoot stills in colour and then convert them to sepia in editing. Those techniques are good for cosplay when participants are wearing period costume.
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