Photographing abandoned buildings is one of those opportunities that can present itself unexpectedly. When travelling in Ireland these opportunities abound. This short article shares a small selection of photographs and discusses some of the things that can be considered when photographing abandoned buildings.
This somewhat detailed article discusses some of the considerations when composing with wire fences, and provides some sample photographs.
For those of us who enjoy flower photography, remembering that less can be more is an important composition concept. The images in this article were captured during my Olympus Pro Loaner test period back in June 2019, using an M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
This article discusses Glenveagh Castle composition options. A few different subjects and scenes at Glenveagh Castle were selected to illustrate how ‘working a scene’ can produce a range of different compositions.
Mussenden Temple is one of the most photographed monuments in Northern Ireland. It was built in 1783 by Frederick Hervey, the Fourth Earl of Bristol. The structure was designed as a library and built for the Earl’s niece, Frideswide Bruce. Mussenden Temple became her memorial when she died in 1785.
This article shares a selection of handheld images captured with Nikon 1 gear at Keem Bay Ireland. It discusses various composition considerations. In the spirit of sharing and learning, I included a few compositions that didn’t work out nearly as well as I had hoped.
During our trip to Italy last year we had the opportunity for a Vatican visit with our tour group. This article shares a selection of images and discusses some of the composition choices made during our Vatican visit.
Like many people, my wife and I enjoy self-drive vacations and photography tours. Avoiding cities whenever possible, we like to explore the countryside. This article discusses incorporating roads into landscape photography. All of the images featured in this article were captured on the same day as we toured the Ring of Beara in Ireland.
Macro photography opens up a whole new world for us as photographers. We get to see and capture images of things around us in ways that bring us new perspectives. This article demonstrates three basic macro shooting angles for insects. Our subject for this article is a grasshopper.
A good way to push our photographic skills and our camera gear is to give ourselves the occasional challenge. A little while ago I gave myself an ISO-200 forest challenge. The goal was to hike through the forest at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre on a dead calm day, and to keep my ISO at, or under, ISO-200.