It is always worth looking around and keeping your eyes peeled on your immediate surroundings while taking pictures. Quite often animated faces in a crowd can help tell a story or other picturesque things can happen.
This image I am particularly proud of because it shows the atmosphere at Wisla Krakow of a European Cup game.
So it is worth remembering, not all the best photographs happen on the pitch!
Challenge: I have to take pictures which need figures in them but I am alone. Friends are working- sometimes being a photographer can be lonely!
Obviously I can’t include myself in the picture……………unless of course I am in silhouette!
This image of me has been used to promote Kington Walking Festival.
The camera was lay on the ground and metered for the sky, the timer was set to ten seconds and I just walked past.
Hope you like the result!
I always challenge myself to get something different, you have to stand out and catch the viewers eye. And while it can be easy to get a picture of exploding fireworks it is also, dare I say it, a tad expected and boring.
In the past I have tried photographing people lit up by a bonfire, which can give an atmospherically (not sure if that is a real word!) warm colour cast.
I was pleased with this picture of the traditional (tad boring) firework explosion because of the way the sparks are flying outwards and the silhouettes of the people watching the display add that extra element needed.
One mistake often made while taking pictures is to get as much information as possible into the image. But you need to focus (pun intended) on what message you want to convey and keep it clear and concise.
Moving in close and isolating part of the image can be a powerful way of getting your point over to the viewer.