Posts Tagged ‘ nature ’

A walk through Witham

Today, I went for a little walk through and around Witham to enjoy the sun and explore the surroundings, and subsequently got lost. It turns out you can’t stay lost in Witham for a very long period of time! I also noticed that, for a beautiful warm day in April, there weren’t very many people outside! Maybe because it’s Easter..

Anyway, a tiny selection of today’s walk below. More to follow soon.

Chrisje x

Uprooted tree

Yesterday I saw this uprooted tree on my way home.
You might not be able to see it in the picture, but that chunk of land & roots was huge!

xx Chrisje

5 steps to beautiful landscape photography

Picture by Lee Massingham

1. Observe

When you’re outside, take any opportunity to observe your surroundings. Look for places that you think might make a good or interesting picture. Also, don’t shy away from the obvious. You might not want to go for the¬†clich√©, however this can provide a good practise for later projects.

2. Plan ahead

Now that you have your ideal location, plan out your picture. Not only should you plan for the objects that you wish to include, but on a more technical side, think about perspective, lighting, timing and the weather.
It might also be wise to plan out what you don’t want to include in the picture.

3. Be prepared

This goes without saying. I personally always have either a camera or my phone with me, in case I come across something beautiful. If you specifically go out to take pictures, do not forget to include an extra set of batteries, and possibly a notepad to make useful notes for future reference.

4. Be patient

Especially with outdoor photography, you’re pretty much dependent of the weather. In this case you might want to consider other locations or projects on the side.

5. Be realistic

You might not get the perfect picture with your first shot. This is why I always take multiple pictures, from different angles, with different perspectives and lightings, to save myself the disappointment if I see my pictures haven’t turned out the way I wanted. You might even end up with a better picture, or at least some inspiration for the next set.