“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
Sir Winston Churchill
You will find in these posts all of the tips and tricks for photography that I’ve learnt over the past few years with a photo gallery to show you some examples to help jump-start your creative juices.
Some of these come from many conversations where someone is looking at a photograph I’m particularly proud of and then they are shocked that it actually turned out to be trivially simple and something they can do without investing a metric tonne of money in kit.
Take getting a lovely shot of a lightning bolt. The simple truth that it’s a matter of sticking the camera on a tripod, adding a manual shutter release with the camera shutter speed set to “BULB” mode, and then opening the shutter waiting for the lightning bolt to appear. When you see the bolt, release the shutter!
Other than a couple of settings for the lens and the camera, it really is that simple. The hard part is getting the storm to cooperate and fling lightning bolts in your general direction!
I love photography! I always have. Part of that is being hopelessly unable to draw recognisable pictures worth a darn and my poetry royally sucks. But there has always been this compulsion to be creative and when I found a camera allowed a monkey like me to find and touch art…I was hooked!
Perhaps when you see the magic behind the smoke and mirrors, you’ll find inspiration as well and be moved to create art that touches your heart. :)
You never know what you’ll see when you’re in the yard picking up sticks after the recent high winds that accompanied an arctic blast of cold air. In this case, it was a red-shouldered hawk circling over the woods behind the house. Luckily the 28-300mm lens was on the D7000 and I had about a […]