Back in February of 2012, I posted one of my rare blog entries. It was entitled "Photographic Journey" and concerned my intentions to return to my photographic roots and start once again to shoot a more diverse range of subjects/objects. That post got over 15,000 hits! However, as with many New Year resolutions, as time went by it became more difficult to adhere to.
Now that the clocks have gone forward, we have an extra hour of light every evening. It makes capturing a landscape scene or a lovely Irish sunset a little bit easier - sometimes. The weather here in the west of Ireland has also improved drastically and there's a nice summery feel these days. We should all make the most of it because as you know, it will be short-lived.
About five years ago when I first started taking photographs, I reveled in the freedom to explore all genres and took every opportunity to shoot whatever got in my way on that particular day. I literally took thousands of photographs. Nothing was safe from my prying lenses. :-) And indeed, many of those images ended up in the bin - where they belonged, to be honest.
You're standing in front of a beautiful vista. The sun is setting in the west and your camera is in your hands. You can point and click and will get a pleasing enough image. But, by following my top tips for landscape photography, you could come away with an image that you will be happy to print, frame and hang on your wall. So, lets get started.
First up, you all know how I like to shoot landscape and seascape photographs. And I do enjoy it - immensely! However, I try to shy away from the classic sunset/sunrise shot. I know people love them and it is hugely enjoyable to be out at those times and come home with an "orangey" image! :-)