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Water
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Written by Steve Piggott   

Wanting to know about water photography?


Water is one of the most photographed objects within our images. Whether it’s the surf breaking on a beach, streams & rivers silently flowing through the landscape or lakes reflecting a mirror image of the world around them. Water really is everywhere. Just as there are many types of water, there are also many ways you can photograph it. You can freeze the action of a large waterfall or breaking wave to emphasize the power of the water, or you may want to turn a slow running creek into a ribbon of silky smooth water. The way you expose water will have a dramatic effect on the whole image, so what are the tricks to get the best from your image?

 

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Polarising Filters
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Written by Steve Piggott   

For the SLR camera owner there is one simple piece of equipment that can make a huge difference to the images you take. It will give you better, brighter more saturated colours. Can let you see through glass without those annoying reflections. Brings to life shots that include water, improves the look of the sky and, it won’t cost you an arm & a leg. So what is this magical device? Nothing more than a polarizing filter!

 

 

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Keeping it Simple
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Written by Steve Piggott   

KISS – Keep It Simple Shooter

All too often we try to get as much into the image as we can, thinking that the more the better. The more it will say something about the subject or, the more it will show about a place. Rarely though is this true. An easy way to get better images is get in close to the subject and keep the composition simple. There is always a reason that we take an image, a person, a place even an object. This should be the main focus of the image. All the other elements within the frame should add to the subject and not distract from it. So what are some of the ways we can keep our subject the centre of attention?

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