Outdoor Photography Workshop

Outdoor Photography Workshop

Outdoor Photography Workshop 2016

The world is a beautiful place and few know that better than the dedicated outdoor photographer. Capturing images of the diversity of landscapes and nature must rank as one of the most desirable pastimes. The UK, despite its relatively small size, is blessed with appealing photo opportunities. From stunning scenics to captivating wildlife and beautiful flowers, there’s no shortage of subjects to cover. And that’s just during the day. At night, the world is transformed and everyday scenes take on a completely different aspect. In this first edition of Outdoor Photography Workshops, we provide advice and inspiration to passionate outdoor photographers looking to take their best ever images whether during the day or at night. Our team of experts provide in-depth advice to photographing the most popular outdoor subjects, including wildlife, nature and landscapes. We trust Outdoor Photography Workshops helps you develop and broaden your photo skills and passion for photography and provides the inspiration you need to capture amazing outdoor images.

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País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
One-off
US$ 3,44

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3 minutos
home in on garden birds

It is all too easy to think that great wildlife photographs can only be taken in far-flung, exotic locations. in reality, this couldn't be further from the truth. Back gardens can be a haven for wildlife and, with a good feeding station, can provide you with enough subject matter to keep you busy for months, even years! a telephoto or telezoom lens will be required for small birds, but with the use of a modest hide, or even shooting out of an open window, 300mm upwards should provide enough reach. small birds such as tits and finches have lightning fast reactions and don't hang around in the same spot for long, so make use of the high-speed drive mode on your camera. this will enable you to fire off a…

4 minutos
widen your potential

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS generally want to capture every single detail in a scene, which is why we can get so pedantic about apertures and hyperfocal distance. So why would we even consider shooting wide open? Surely that’s a technique best left to the portrait photographers – landscapes are always better represented when sharp, front to back, right? Wrong! It might be the less travelled road, but some photographers might argue it leads to more creative destinations and challenges you to see a wider potential in your chosen landscape. Surprisingly, shooting with a wide open aperture is a refreshing way to work. The approach is much the same as if you were capturing the scene with a small aperture, only you don’t have to worry about every little detail being in focus.…

11 minutos
macro marvels

OUR EXPERT: Ross Hoddinott RossisoneoftheUK’sbestnature andclose-upphotographers. HeistheauthorofDigitalMacro andClose-upPhotography. www.rosshoddinott.co.uk Ross’skit:NikonD810,NIKKOR105mmMicro, NIKKOR200mmMicro,WimberleyPlamp, Lastolitereflector,GitzoSystematictripod& Manfrotto405gearedhead. OUR READER: Craig Loftus Craigisanoffshoremedicinthe NorthSeaandhasbeentaking photosseriouslyforovertenyears. WhileyoucanoftenfindCraig photographinglandscapesand sweepingvistas,he’skeenonmacro photographytooandwantstolearnmore. Craig’sKit:NikonD800,NIKKOR105mmMicro, Manfrotto055tripod&Manfrotto410head. PHOTOGRAPHING INSECTS IS notoriously difficult. Creepy crawlies can be hard to find and, even once located, they have a nasty habit of flying, jumping or scurrying away. Also, working at higher magnifications can be technically challenging. Depth-of-field is shallow and light is often in short supply. Generating a shutter speed fast enough to freeze both your own motion and that of your subject can be tricky. Wildlife photography would be boring if it were easy, though! Small subjects look amazing in close-up and, thanks to a macro lens, photographers can highlight exquisite detail – like the veining of a dragonfly’s wings, or the hairs covering a butterfly’s body. The eye-catching…

10 minutos
one location

OUR EXPERT: Ross Hoddinott RossHoddinottisoneoftheUK’sbest-known outdoorphotographersandco-authorofthe booksTheLandscapePhotographyWorkshop andTheArtofLandscapePhotography. www.rosshoddinott.co.uk Ross’skit:NikonD810,NIKKORAF-S17-35mmf/2.8D and24-70mmf/2.8G,LeeFilterssystem,GitzoSystematic, Manfrotto405headandF-stopSukhabackpack. OUR READER: Colin Boucher ColinisaretiredLondonbusdriver,nowliving inpicturesqueCornwall.Photographyishis mainhobbyandheparticularlyenjoys shootingthelandscapesandcoastalregions ofSouth-WestEngland. ColinisaretiredLondonbusdriver,nowliving inpicturesqueCornwall.Photographyishis mainhobbyandheparticularlyenjoys shootingthelandscapesandcoastalregions ofSouth-WestEngland. VISITING A SINGLE location to capture numerous good, but different or contrasting images, is not an easy thing to do. However, the discipline of doing so can help open your eyes to the opportunities all around you. Too often photographers visit a location already with a shot in mind and, once they’ve bagged it, they'll jump back in the car and drive off to the next location. However, in doing so, it's easy to overlook alternative compositions. Restricting yourself to just one location is a challenge, but it will help you train your creative eye. Once you have captured the obvious images, look around and let your creative juices flow. A…

4 minutos
long-lens winter flowers

SNOWDROPS ARE ONE OF the first signs that spring is on the way. They represent the arrival of longer days, marginally warmer weather and an end to the seemingly never-ending earthy hues of winter. They are the perfect excuse to blow the dust off your camera and get back outdoors. Most species of snowdrops flower during the winter months, and the period for which they bloom is very short, however they’re still photogenic when captured as closed buds too. snowdrops are perennials, so tend to appear as large swathes in the same places year-on-year, so even if you miss them at their prime it’s worth making a note to visit earlier the following year. There is no one way you can photograph snowdrops – they can be included as a carpet…

4 minutos
shooting stars

Andrew Whyte Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D THE CLEAR NIGHT sky is one of the most captivating views. Civilisations have gazed at the stars for centuries, but only relatively recently has it become possible to photograph these majestic scenes without specialist equipment. In fact any DSLR or CSC, plus a tripod, is all you really need. Star trails are recorded using long exposures. Our planet constantly spins, so as stars make their way through the night sky, each one is recorded as a pinprick of light, etching its path into the image for as long as the shutter is open. Trails can appear curved, circular or even fairly straight, depending on which direction you face and your choice of focal length. Look north to include Polaris and you’ll get circular trails;…