2016 had me travelling to some new places and revisiting one or two old haunts. Above all, I set myself the task of trying or building upon techniques to strengthen my photographic repertoire, and to create images that tell a story, elicit emotion in the viewer.
So this is not a month by month retrospective, but one where I am aiming to illustrate some achievements.
First up, motion. Thinking about slow shutter speeds:
On other occasions, I started to think more about isolating a subject:
- Using depth of field
2. contrast between decaying and fresh, along with depth of field
3. using a neutral background
3. Using silhouettes
During the year I had a few goes at still life, not something I had previously done much of. I was reasonably pleased with these, especially the second. It’s all about harnessing the light, in these cases natural light from the sun through the window in my front room:
1.Atmospheric street shots. Find a good background!
2. The defining moment:
3. Light and shadow
Monochrome, low key, single subject
Well, that’s it, folks! I shall aim to continue honing my craft over the next year.
All that remains to be said is Happy New Year, and all the best for 2017
Oh, and pop over to Paula’s for more Retrospective here.