Photographing moving objects takes a little bit of forethought, just because of the movement. If we’re not planning ahead then the object can be gone before we get it! Here are a few tips: If it’s something regular that moves along a known path, plan for where along that path you wish to capture it.
When I visit the beach it is usually en-route to somewhere else. As a self employed consultant I often only have a few minutes between visits to grab a few frames. With such time constraints I can’t really do much about the content of the beach. I can’t wait for visitors to move away. The
Every Boxing Day we take a family walk to blow away the cobwebs. Everyone who is with us goes. It’s a very informal time, wellies and waterproofs are obligatory, but at the same time we want to capture the memory. Here’s my recipe for a great family walk photo. Context We may not travel far
For most of the day either the land is darker than the sky or the sky is darker than the land. This is one of the biggest problems with getting a balanced photo during the hours that we normally are out and about. There are, for obvious reasons two points in time where the two
One of the things that looks really great at Christmas is the sort of photograph that has all the lights blurred in the background. The technical term for this is bokeh – go on, click the link to see what it’s like! With the typical compact camera or camera phone it is quite difficult to achieve this.
The first and most basic rule of composition is: The Rule of Thirds When we pick up a camera and point it at something, or someone our natural inclination is to point directly at the thing or person that we are looking at. This is great for making sure of our subject, but it just