A Quick Guide to Flower Photography

From basic choices to purposed storytelling.

"Spring is in the air, and the first flowers of late winter have already bloomed. So maybe it is time for a quick tour about flower photography. Apart from the artistic appeal flowers have on a human mind, it is one of the first subjects we are drawn to when we begin in photography. Flowers are relatively patient customers that seldom move and that can provide beautiful photographs if you take time to think a little bit about how [...]"       Read more

The Colours of Twilight

A description of the particular light and colours at this time of the day.

"Though this picture, Down the Lake, represents a lake at twilight, it looks more or less abstract to me. Abstract photography or painting is based on colour palette and/or composition and the viewer has more freedom as far as the interpretation is concerned. Twilight is the moment between sunset and night. It is divided into different phases according to science data, but for the photographer, the most strikingcharacteristics of this time of the day are its unusual [...]"       Read more

The Art of Cropping

The way aspect ratio has an influence on the storytelling. A tour of the main formats.

"Aspect ratio, or format, in photography is the proportions of the frame, the relationship between the width and the height of the picture. It depends on the sensor of the camera, but in our digital age, it can be changed in the settings in some types of DSLRs. And it is not without consequences. A picture may be better in a different format and one of the editing techniques is to change the aspect ratio if it’s needed by cropping the picture. This post will deal with the [...]"       Read more