How To Make Memorable Images. The biggest challenge that all photographers face is how to capture an image that is memorable.
We can achieve this in one of two ways.
- We take the image in our camera and then spend time sitting in front of our computers to achieve an effect that make and image stand out to be memorable.
- We can use the tools we have available in our camera bag to create an image that is memorable straight out of the camera, with minimal time spent on our computers.
How To Make Memorable Images.
The easiest way to create memorable images is to use the movement in objects that appear to be stationary or move slowly, these objects can be anything from water to clouds.
The problem is we are normally only able to get slow enough shutter speeds in low light situations, which restricts our photography to either the early morning or late in the afternoon.
There is however a solution, with the use of a Neutral Density Filter.
Other Factors We Need To Consider.
As landscape photographers we face a problem and that problems is the the sky more often that not is a lot brighter than our foreground.
we compensate this with the use of Graduated Neutral Density Filters.
Graduated Neutral Density Filters are clear on the bottom graduating to grey on the top, They are used to make this compensation.
They can also be used to compensate for any bright ares in any image.
The image above is of Wellington Point Pier, Queensland, Australia.
It was taken using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter.
This filter has enabled us to use a shutter speed of 2 Minutes, this long exposure has captured the movement in the clouds and has provided a ghostly feel to the sea.
I also used and Graduated Neutral Density Filter to help balance the exposure of the sky with the foreground.
Also due to the long exposure people that were on the pier at the time have not registered in the image.