On the other day with Robert Billington we looked at ways of capturing the landscape. Again, Robert likes to use a slowish ISO to get a smooth finished texture.
This is one of his:
So, we went out – in the rain! – to look for “atmosphere”. We certainly found it overlooking Bowral as more rain came in:
This is a panorama made up of about seven exposures – Photoshop is a magical tool!
As you can see, We looked for images that would work in black and white.
Back in the studio, we played around with sepia toning and selective colouring:
In this last one I saturated the reds and yellows and DEsaturated all the other colours, and darkened the top to add some framing effect, rather than leave a bland white sky.
So, what did I learn on this day?
- Don’t be afraid of black and white
- Use a slow ISO for a fine texture
- Use a slow shutter speed to emphasise movement – don’t be afraid of blurriness.
- Dull overcast days can present lovely soft light for atmospheric landscapes, you just have to choose your subjects carefully and work with the light
Thanks again, Robert!