Hi Guys. Yes, I know I’ve been a little quiet – here is the reason why.
Right now I’m travelling up the east coast of Australia with my family in our little pop-up caravan. We have been on the road now for 4 weeks, and we are loving it.
What you can learn from my travel photos…
Here are some of the images I have already created, and the settings and thinking that went into capturing them. Make sure you click on the images for a bigger view.
Fast Shutter Speed – Long Lens:
Above: Wave action at Jimmys beach. Using a long lens (400mm) and a very fast shutter speed (1/2000 sec) I wanted to capture the “barreling wave”. The wind was blowing off-shore and this helped make this wave look perfect – for a surfer that is. BTW this wave is only about 1-2 feet high, pretty small.
Lucky Shot: Who has the horns in this image?
Here is a lucky shot – see the bull riders horns? Every now and then I get a lucky shot like this, something unexpected comes out of a photo shoot. We were in Rockhampton and I was shooting these bull-riders and experimenting with different shutter speeds. What do you think?
Slow Shutter Speed – Action
How slow a shutter speed can you go, when shooting action. In the image above I wanted to show movement (blurring) plus have enough sharpness to make the image tell a story. 1/30th of a second shutter speed was used. Do you think I could have gone slower?
Sunrise through the clouds:
Sometimes it pays to wait a little longer – be patient. After shooting this sunrise at the town of 1770 (yes, that the towns name – it’s where captain Cook landed in 1770) I waited a little longer and was rewarded with these suns rays. I zoomed in with my lens to 105mm (24-105) and shot this at 1/400 sec (fast shutter speed) and at f/10 (mid range aperture).
Strange Ship Wreck – Long Exposure:
After spotting this Yacht wreck at Airlie Beach, I had to go and photography it. I chose to use a long exposure technique to make it look a little more “arty”. Wider angle 24mm (24-105 lens) using a 10 stop ND filter to long exposure 30 seconds, at f14 aperture. Do you like the way the water is so smooth and the clouds are blurred?
What do you think of these travel photo’s? Did you learn something new? Please comment below.