Yesterday, we ran a workshop in Cambridge to get to Know Your Camera with various exercises and projects. A lot of time was spent in my group getting to grips with the use of aperture and shutterspeed priority modes to get the image you want rather then the automatic mode. The projects reinforced this with Differential focus as one topic, Intentional Camera Movement as another. I also spent time taking groups into King's Chapel - an excellent location to practise low light photography, images for stitched panoramas and photographing stained glass.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Still sorting images from our long weekend in York. Particularly pleased with the wide-angle shots of the station in that for once people were more or less where I would have chosen to place them. The Railway Museum has so much to look at so only a flavour of the place with its multitude of carriages and engines. Again my favourites were the wide-angle shots this time looking up in the pit built under one of the engines.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
My IR-converted Sony RX100 is fine for closer scenes but, for general landscapes, it has been a bit disappointing due to the low contrast and the fact I have to shoot at 2.8 to avoid hot spots. So I decided to experiment a bit with processing. The first and third images are processed through Silver Efex and the matching images using Raw Converter. Liking the Silver Efex images much better, the remaining 4 images are all processed that way.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
For me, the interesting features in York Minster were looking up at the ceilings (partly as there is a lot of restoration involving scaffolding going on inside the Minster etc). Certainly other people agreed! The Grotesques are from the Chapter House.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Our train home was not till midday yesterday, so we spent a bit of time in the Museum Gardens before walking to the Station. As my travel camera (Sony RX100) is now converted to infrared, here are a few shots from the morning - jpegs from the camera which is set to give these two-tone images.