You will have heard this before.... Why should I use a compact when I have a camera on my mobile? But as mobile phones and their camera's have improved so in turn have manufacturers of compacts upped their game.
This was taken at one of my favourite spots' Clifford's Tower in York, last Bonfire Night, hand held on a Sony RX100. I use the original RX100 which when it came out was described in some quarters as the best compact camera in the world. I am not claiming that for it but it is capable of taking some amazings pics and it is a true compact ie it will slip into a jacket or trouser pocket and with a 20m sensor and Zeiss lens what's not to like? So this 5th November why not try a compact camera? Terence
PS I will be posting some more pics as part of a series on compacts
Try HDR! It stands for High Dynamic Range and with a bit of planning you can turn out some eye catching images. Below is an image of the River Ouse, York looking north from Skeldergate Bridge. I used my trusty Manfrotto tripod and took a series of bracketed exposures. I find the best time of day is the half light where dusk is starting to fall and there is already a high contrast range. I focussed a third of the way into the image on a high F stop with a low ISO to minimise noise. Processing the raw image in Lightoom really helps. It allows a series of images to be merged to give the final HDR image still in raw format which I then adjusted further. HDR images are really attractive and open up a whole new dimension in photography.
Stephen had put in some serious Gym time and wanted some pics to show the results. I used a pocket wizard triggered strobe on one side to highlight muscle definition with a silver reflector on the other. I will post a few other images from this shoot. Couldn't resist the black and white. Photo-shopped for a mean and moody look. Terence
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