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Light (Water)

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Into the light (wide)

Created in this Craftsy class

Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D300s with Nikkor 18 - 200 mm VR lens. Manfrotto tripod

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What are you most proud of? My favourite here is 'Reflections 2' where I shot into the really bright water to catch these almost oily effects. It's interesting to note how much detail can be lost by shooting into the light. Consider the two images taken away from the light, where there's so much detail to be seen below the water. The ones taken into the light may be better as landscapes, with more detail and interest, but it's still worth looking at the other options - even if the image may be 'flatter' there's more colour and, as we see here, things to be seen with different conditions.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Experiment and look around for 'creative' possibilities.

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This is an interesting group of images showing how you are playing with light in this scene. That's a great thing to do. I love the "into the light" shot. The use of the small area of brightness at the upper left creates a feeling of depth and keeps the eye moving through the image. Bright areas always attract the viewers eye, so the key is to find ways to control this to complement the composition as you have done here.

10/18/2013 Flag

Beautiful! Nice job

11/11/2013 Flag

Thanks very much

11/15/2013 Flag