Regardless of the camera gear each of us may use, we all face similar composition choices with macro flower photography. This article shares a number of macro flower images and discusses some common composition choices.
This article discusses compression as a composition tool. It illustrates how our choice of focal length impacts image compression. When we’re first starting out on our photographic journeys, we sometimes see focal length choice in a binary manner. For example… telephoto focal lengths for nature, and wide angle focal lengths for landscape. Broadening our use of focal lengths increases our creative latitude.
Many of us enjoy self-drive sightseeing and photographic holidays. No doubt we have all come upon some dramatic scenery that caused us to pull over to create some images. This short article shares some Lindis Valley landscape composition options, and discusses the rationale behind them.
One of the photographic composition questions folks ask themselves is should we clip bird wings in our images or not. This article features a small collection of photographs and discusses some composition choices that can be considered when deciding whether to clip bird wings or not. Continue reading Should We Clip Bird Wings?
This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens. Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography
While on a recent holiday I had the opportunity to do some experimenting with blue backgrounds in some of my compositions. This article shares a selection of sample photographs and discusses the advantages and challenges when using monochromatic backgrounds in images. Continue reading Experimenting with Blue Backgrounds
Many people enjoy vacations along the ocean, with days full of water sports, sunbathing and people watching. For those of us who enjoy photography, these same locations present completely different vacation opportunities. This article features a selection of oceanside compositions at Castlepoint, New Zealand. Continue reading Oceanside Compositions at Castlepoint
During a recent hike to the Niagara Whirlpool I found myself pondering a few options with my images. This article shares a few basic forest photography composition considerations. Continue reading Forest Photography Composition Considerations
Sometimes when we’re on a driving holiday we can motor past a location that gives us a quick glimpse of photographic potential. We’re then faced with a split second decision whether we should double back or not. This article shares some hits and misses captured in less than 15 minutes during a short visit at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, one of our ‘double back’ locations in New Zealand. Continue reading Hits and Misses at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
One of the stops we wanted to make during our most recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand was the lighthouse at Nugget Point. The weather cooperated, starting out a bit dark and menacing, then turning partially sunny. This article features a small selection of photographs, and discusses some composition considerations I took into account while photographing at Nugget Point. Continue reading Composition Considerations at Nugget Point