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March 2021

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Cream of the Crop

The landscape is a diverse and varied place. It can be flat, hilly, mountainous, empty, or busy. Therefore, it is unrealistic to think your camera's native aspect ratio will suit every scene you shoot. Aspect ratio is the term used to describe the dimensions of an image by comparing its width and height....

Just Ask!

Street photography is not just about shooting candid shots when nobody is looking. Taking portraits with people's permission (usually referred to as "Street Portraiture") has been around for a long time and there are some stunning examples out there....

Change the View

Most photographs are shot from head height, so one very effective way to catch the viewer's attention is to break with convention and shoot from a different viewpoint-creating a "worm's eye" view of the world, for instance. ...

In The News

Be a photojournalist for a day and cover a local (or national) event with a street photography twist. Imagine that you are working for a current affairs magazine or newspaper and your picture editor has briefed you to produce a set of six images to accompany a feature about the event; this could be an election, a protest or a demonstration, a political rally, or even a disaster of some sort....

Kind of Blue

This assignment is all about capturing the "blue hour" - the period of twilight in the morning and evening when the ambient light takes on a natural blue hue. The cool tones at this time lend an atmosphere of mystery and romance to the scene/ It's probably fair to say that cityscapes look their most attractive at this time. ...

Do Not Pass Go!

There are versions of the board game Monopoly representing cities around the world, and the presents street photographers with a great challenge; to take a photograph at the location of every square on the board. Spend a little time getting a feel for each location and seeking out the best street photography spots. That way you will have plenty of options when it comes rot selecting your final images....

Reflections

Most landscape photographers are instinctively drawn to water, with the sea, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes offering many opportunities for great images. Water can help imply motion, reflect light and colour, and create mirror-like reflections. A reflective surface can dramatically enhance a landscape image, particularly at sunrise or sunset when the colour in the sky is mirrored in the foreground....

No Shades of Grey

Forget about the "full tonal range" that camera club judges like to see; this assignment is all about producing punchy, high-contrast images made up of bright whites and intense blacks. This is where you can really experiment and throw all the rules out of the window. Be open-minded and allow you're frame to contain large areas of light and dark - it might go against the grain but the results can be stunning. ...

Go Slow

Cameras today can offer shutter speeds of up to 1/8000 sec. However gong slow - using an exposure of one second or more - can offer more creative options. Subjects such as moving water or clouds will blur during a long exposure, producing images that convey motion with added visual interest....

Layer Up!

Using layers can add volume and depth to your street images, enabling the viewer to find interest throughout the frame and keeping them involved with the image for longer. Layering usually means having a number of separate 'scenes' located on different planes within the frame....