Experiments in photography
I think the best way to improve at anything is to keep practising and experimenting, photography is no exception. I constantly try new things and learn. I also listen to others.
My brother suggested different ways of editing to me the other day and I will try them. He looks at photography from the point of view of a wedding photographer, more concerned with images of people, while I’ve done more landscape photography.
I experiment not only with taking the shot, at different apertures and different shutter speeds, but also try different ideas when I’m editing the pictures for different effects. You can go from taking snaps to be really creative and creating pictures. This is where photography becomes art.
It was –2 C when I got out of bed this morning and so the weather isn’t ideal for landscape photography. In the depths of winter, I tend to do more experiments in editing than going out in the cold to take photos. Some of the shots I’ve got in winter of the frozen lakes and the snow have been really good, so it’s worth donning the thermal underwear and going out to see what you can find.
The light can be poor when we have dark skies, but we also get sunny days that provides more subtle light and the subtle colours of nature in winter can be better than the bright greens of summer. You can compensate for poor light by using higher ISO settings and wide apertures with a definite subject in your frame. I’ll end today with some winter pictures.
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