That ephemeral moment when the sun bursts through sky. A new day begins.
What do you feel when you look at a photograph? Depending on the photograph you may feel happiness or sadness, it may calm you or excite you, or it may evoke numerous memories. A simple photograph can elicit such a wide range of emotions. But does everyone feel the same when they look at the... Continue Reading →
Following on from my last post discussing histograms, I now want to quickly look at what I call tonal maps. When viewing an image, the colours within it can often deceive us into believing there is more or less tonal variance within the image than there actually is. Complimentary colours create greater contrast whereas analogous... Continue Reading →
Digital photography has brought in a host of new features to assist us in capturing our desired masterpiece. One of the most useful of these, and also one of the most overlooked, is the histogram. What is the Histogram? In photography, the histogram is a graph which shows the distribution of tones across an image.... Continue Reading →
In Scotland where I live, winter days are short and the sun never rises very high above the horizon. Although that can provide wonderful opportunities for shooting dramatic shots when the low sun bursts through the skies, many days do not grant these opportunities. Too often you are greeted with dense cloud cover rendering not... Continue Reading →
The Sun. The big fiery ball in the sky that gives birth to life on this planet. It also is the primary light source for most landscape photographers so understanding how the sun moves and illuminates is vital for anyone using it as a light source in photography. Where are you and where are you... Continue Reading →
So why choose to shoot landscapes? I suppose for the same reason we climb mountains, because they're there. All around us, whether in the town or the country, intriguing and beautiful vistas abound just ready to be captured. And it doesn't have to be a dramatic shot of soaring mountains at sunset to be interesting,... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the first post on my photographic blog. This post will just serve as a short introduction about myself and what I hope to write about in future posts. My name is Neil Williamson and I live in the north-east of Scotland. For many years I have been interested in photography, especially landscape photography.... Continue Reading →