Sunset Over Dawley Pools – 23/10/2016
ISO 100, f8, 1/1250
This week I have taken A LOT of photo’s, this week it has all been about myself and my camera learning new skills… Portrait Photography.
Towards the end of the summer holidays I stumbled across a new course focusing on photographing people and I knew I had to sign up, so last weekend was my first of 2, 3 hour sessions. This session focused primarily on natural lighting and at the end of the session I was given homework (I’ve not done homework for nearly 15 years, YIKES!). My homework was to submit 3 portrait photographs shot in natural lighting using the skills I acquired in the first session. Now sadly I won’t be able to show you those photographs as this line of photography is for my personal works and includes photographs of friends and children who I don’t feel right sharing on my blog, especially without permission.
During one of my shoots during the week it was approaching sunset, and myself and friends were around some local pools to where I live. The lighting was perfect, the sky was red and the atmosphere was orange. Just a lovely autumnal sunset. Through a gap in some trees I came across this beautiful sight. All shot on my DSLR using a light reflector (golden side) to re-bounce a little light onto the leaves to brighten the scene up slightly, very minimal editing required.