Good Light & Movement
20/3/2019 6:00pm :: Begins At The Oaks Picnic Area, Jells Park South (off Ferntree Gully Rd.)
Good light is the magic fairy dust all photographers are keen to find. When the Sun is close to the horizon (on a sunny day) its light appears warmer and softer. This time is usually called the golden hour. Taking good photos during this time can still be challenging, Intensity of the light and thus exposure can change quickly and many autofocus systems will be strained. Yet the colour, atmosphere and mood, achievable in the photos make photographing at this time of day very rewarding. It’s time to experiment and play with the light.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to see some larger water birds swooping in for the evening. Photographing birds in flight or small nervous birds birds is very difficult but at the same time can be fun and rewarding. Your subconscious (artist) brain is more likely to be able to judge the decisive moment and framing, over-thinking settings normally disappoints. We will discuss a few strategies to tackle the many problems of low light and moving subjects (PS This ls also applies to candid photos of kids)
"To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson.