Learn how to create whispy, smooth water trails.
Please note this is NOT at Studio 32 in Broughton
- Practical and fun Photowalk at Cramond Beach.
- Learn how to freeze and blur water easily.
- How to recognize which of the 6 basic rules apply.
- Overview of Exposure Triangle.
- Which Camera Mode is best?
- What are the potential problems. What Is Camera Shake?
- How to focus correctly, and other tricks for maximum sharpness.
- Do we want to create really long exposures? If so, how?
- Tweaking the exposure to keep highlight detail and lighten/darken for mood.
- Can we do this in Manual Mode? Yes, if you want to learn, I will show you.
- A Compact camera can also achieve this effect. See how?
- How to change colours in camera.
This workshop is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise and learn some new skills in a fun environment.
On the walk, you will learn the importance of ‘pre-visualization’ as Ansel Adams called it, and how it informs the settings that you choose, rather than relying on the Auto features in the camera.
For example, I will show you that taking a picture in Auto simply records a ‘snap’ of a waterfall, but with a little thought you can either speed up or slow down your camera with dramatically different results.
Both the above images were taken, hand held, on a compact camera, within 1 min and with no Photoshop. The colour was adjusted with a simple in-camera adjustment and a little contrast was added afterwards.
The ability to ‘speed up’ and ‘slow down’ are two of the essential six things that I teach to beginners, and this technique can easily be transferred to Landscapes, Fireworks and Light Trails.
- A tripod is helpful but I have a spare.