The beauty of photographing the ocean is as relaxing as walking beside it. When we step into our landscape photographer role we should always look closer and see the ocean as its own entity, focussing on the small details that she gives us. The feelings of calm, rage and exhilaration. She is a sexual wonderment, surging, pulsing and flowing around us.
Last night I spent time at sunset, looking closer, making pictures and getting wet. The light was coming in perfectly with warm air surrounding the beach. The perfect atmosphere for making pictures. I screwed on my 24mm tilt shift lens, using a large aperture and shifting the lens to extremes to make the shallow depth I wanted. My aim to focus only on a small part of the ocean, her details and accents, forcing the viewers to look where I want them. The performance was amazing, with the oceans twists, turns and pulsating rhythms in betweens the calm smooth spells.
Last night was a great night to make pictures and has inspired me for a longer series. These pictures are available for sale as framed fine art prints.
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Is an iPhone a real camera?
I know some photographers who will frown at you and the idea of using a mobile phone to make pictures, but lets face it, they do a pretty good job and fun! Ok, so it takes skill, a keen eye to see a picture and vision for design and creativity, lets not forget to mention playfulness! All of these far more important than the tool
So far this summer I’ve been doing so much more photography without my professional cameras, just choosing to take out my phone on beach or city walks and using this to capture life around me. Knowing your equipment is one thing and having the greatest new technology will help, but more importantly knowing how to see will change you’re photography up to the next level by simplifying your approach.
A camera is a tool and who is behind the tool will always always have the most defining effect to the picture!
It has been said so many times, the best camera you have is the one that is with you! Simply because the creativity and skill that makes a picture great is within the photographer!
Here’s a couple of iphone pictures I’ve made on my last walks. It’s fun to play basics.
Share if you agree that it’s not the tool, but the creativity behind that makes a great picture ✌🏻️👽
Even after the time that has passed, I still find myself fascinated with these pictures and still find myself dragging the shutter on my camera and manipulating the scenes with my hands. A few seconds and some smooth gestures of the camera in hand, feeling the view in front of me and making it Lucid. After an evening surf session my new image at Southport steps has re-kindled a series. Im not saying regular photography doesn’t have a spark, far from it… but these images and the way that I photograph them always surprise and excite me, not always knowing exactly what will render on the sensor.