No matter how hard you work at your photography, sometimes the key to success is pure luck. The image in this post is a great example. I was on the touchline at a local football match (Brighton & Hove Albion, for those who are interested), and decided to grab a few shots of the crowd instead of the action on the pitch.
Well, another week into the life of WoolyPig, and time for another gallery to come online! Landscape is a relatively new adventure for us, so please don’t set your expectations too high this time around! As you see, we have not visited many places yet, but hopefully this gallery will become more varied in time as we learn more and travel further afield…
2013 was a difficult year for me for photography. The weather was awful (it didn’t stop raining, did it) and combined with the economic depression people looked quite miserable – so taking photos within my preferred genre (street) became quite a challenge. Yes, I know some photographers say they get their best images in bad weather – but all I seem to get is wet!
This is my first attempt at studio work using Bowens flash equipment. I set up in our conservatory, pulling the blinds down to control the light. I hung a black background, set my camera on a tripod with a remote shutter button and had an hours fun with two small boys!! Taken at 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 800, focal length 28mm. Here is my panel of three photos…
An outing with my photographic society to take images of birds of prey in flight led to some challenges. It was rather late on a summer evening and already the light was beginning to fade. Coupled with birds that move pretty quick we had to think fast on our feet. All good for learning technique!