9 Creative Photo Ideas for August

    | Inspire | 01/08/2012 02:00am

    9 Creative Photo Ideas for August: line up a summer beach shoot

    05 Line up a summer beach shoot

    Nature is full of shapes and patterns that can make ideal subjects, as long as you’re prepared to wait for the right conditions, and think about the composition.

    Travel and adventure sports photographer Chris McLennan saw exactly how he could use Mother Nature to his advantage to get this shot.

    “I consciously chose the cliff-top position to capture the graphic lines left by the receding waves,” he says. “The contrast of the brightly coloured windsurfer against the stark lines on the beach produced a strong composition.”

    Chris’s advice for taking shots like this? “Know the rules of composition, then experiment with breaking those rules!”

    Get started today…

    • Find the right location. The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is a perfect place to start.
    • Shoot from a high viewpoint to spot patterns and formations in the landscape.
    • Pack a tripod and set your camera to a narrow aperture and low ISO to capture all of the detail in the scene.

    PAGE 1: Capture a bug’s life
    PAGE 2: Shoot a summer wedding
    PAGE 3: Capture moving action
    PAGE 4: Capture action with drama
    PAGE 5: Line up a summer beach shoot
    PAGE 6: Photograph sea fowl
    PAGE 7: Photograph your summer holidays
    PAGE 8: Capture the colour of summer flora
    PAGE 9: Take advantage of stormy skies


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    Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 2:00 am under Inspire.

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