Day 11 - Forest Walk

Today I took my wide angle and my tripod out to the New Forest - experimenting with shutter speeds and looking for a lone tree that would make a great focal point for my photo. The same tripod position was used for both pictures - I would…

Day 10 - Windy Day on the beach

Today is a lovely windy day, so I walk to the beach was in order to blow our the cobwebs - I took a tripod :) and a couple of photos with my wide angle lens. I think it is the first time I have been really aware how the shutter speed effects…

Day 9 - Wide Angle Walk

It is a beautiful day so today I took the dogs off into a walk into town along with my wide angle lens to get a shot of the harbour - no other reason, other than to take the kids of photo I enjoy looking at - scenery / landscape style images.... Lens:…

Day 8 Playing with fire

Today  a quick shot with the nifty 50 and a bonfire. It is a moving object so I played around with shutter speed this time. You can see the effect shutter speed this has on the depth of field, as the aperture changes - if you compare between…

Day 7 - Nifty 50, people and movement

Yesterday I said that I had not really used this lens to take portraits ... I admit I am uncomfortable taking photos of people where I have to get the camera in close... anyway this morning I had an unwilling model - my eldest teen was running…

Day 6 - winning image

Every so often I enter various fun competitions online for photography ... I never expect to win, but enter on the hope that it will improve my images and help me think more creativity. Last night on Facebook I received this message saying…

Day 6 - Nifty 50 - Low Light

This mornings dog walk was the only time today I would have had the chance to take a photo... it was overcast, damp and I choose a woodland walk... Photo 1: ISO 1600, F8 and 0.4secs - I focused on the 2nd barbed wire spike, with the idea of…

Day 5 - Interior Photography

For my work with Renouf Design, I sometimes have the privilege of visiting people's home and businesses offering them advice and photographing their property to promote it in local advertising on local web sites like Explore the New Forest for…

Day 4 - my running challenge

Today I was doing my first 10k of the year, I started running in 2014 and ideally in 2015 I would like to raise £500 for Kleine Levin Syndrome - the condition my son has run a 10k in under an hour run the Great South Run Today was my…