This assignment is all about colour. Harmonious, contrasting, complementary, accents, design, filtering, adding and subtracting, etc. I sometimes describe myself as a bit of a colour-holic, and here present 16 colourful pictures with commentaries on composition, balance and movement.
The inclusion of flowers in the shot became almost incidental. The flowers were there to show the bees’ environment and to give a nice backdrop for them. But sometimes it’s good to take a step back and remember to see the wood for the trees.
Staff and insects alike at RHS Hyde Hall welcome photographers. I took advantage of this and spent some hours with a macro lens and tripod.
A simple recipe for how to make out-of-focus highlights have any shape you want, using nothing more high-tech than a piece of cardboard and a knife.
One dandelion and two colourful salt and pepper shakers. A story about grasping an idea – or accepting that sometimes you don’t have a game plan, and you have to make it up as you go along.
I don’t know about you, but I find that the heavier a camera gets, the more tired I get from carrying it on my neck for a few hours. Two years ago I was in a car accident and has had back problems ever since, and that certainly hasn’t made it any easier to carry a heavy camera around. At the same time, it seems that big, bulky and heavy is the norm for DSLRs, so what can you do?