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Author Topic: Travelogue observations - 5th September 2019 - Inspired??  (Read 474 times)
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« on: September 05, 2019, 04:35:34 pm »

On the last "sea day" of our TransAtlantic crossing, a time to reflect on some of the things we have been doing these past days, and on what we have been seeing. I commented in a previous posting about a photographic tips seminar where the only thing inspirational was the "Get Inspired" title.  Perhaps I was wrong, for it would appear that this lecture has provided the hook onto which I'm writing today.  I'm also experimenting with my phone/camera upgraded (as one really should not do) just before the holiday and with the very limited image upload facilities I have here, with my usual secure shell and secure copy blocked because of "the load it would put on the Satellite WiFi" which is utterly incorrect. But then tell most of the people that's the reason and they'll believe you.

Anyway - 13 points made in the lecture, 9 more or less remembered between Lisa and myself, and some illustrattive on-board pictures.

* Rule of thirds

* Follow lines

* Get close

* Get low, get high

* Use depth of field

* Use the ends of the day - early and late

* Use colour

* Be creative

* Remember to take off the lens cap

* Enter our cruise photograph competion - just £1 a picture

* Buy our one to one sessions after the lecture at just £25 an hour

Three more of mine ... illustrations to follow.

** Feature what to you is mundane

** You don't need the whole of something to make a good picture

** If you're photographing a train, stay safe and check timetables for any trains passing on lines between you and the one you've gone to photograph

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