How to shoot stunning reflections

How to shoot stunning reflections

Reflections08aFlower Psychedelia
by Ole Henrik Skjelstad
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Reflections08bGolden Night
by Russo Francesco
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Reflections08cImmersed
by Jessica Drossin
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Reflections08dAfter The Rain
by Jessica Drossin
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Reflections08eEmpire Reflection
by Alfredo Garcia
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How to shoot stunning reflections
learn more at Photoraphy Masterclass

Photographing Dragonflies And Damselflies

Have a look at this collection of Dragonfly and Damselfly imagery, plus pick up some tips on capturing images of these insects.
Head to ponds, lakes and rivers and chances are, you’ll soon spot Damselflies and Dragonflies which make interesting subjects for a macro image. If you do want to have a go at capturing these flying insects in your shots ideally, you’ll need a macro lens but a longer zoom with a macro function at the longer end will also work fine, especially when coupled with extension tubes. Approach slowly, and start taking pictures from a distance so if they do fly off, at least you’ve got a few images saved to your memory card. It can be easier to capture images of these insects from a higher angle, looking down on the subject but do try shooting side-on, too.

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by David Pritchard

more at ephotozine

Frozen Moments in Time Reveal the Poetic Side of Darkness and Solitude

Inspired by the lush forests and volcanoes of his home in Indonesia, photographer Mikael Aldo creates stunningly emotive images that highlight the beautiful side of darkness. In 2015, he embarked on a 366 photo project and took one picture every day for a year, quickly honing his skills by adapting his creative style into cinematic images rich with story. Mikael’s ability to perfectly pair moody landscapes with the emotion of his subjects creates a well-balanced portfolio of powerful images.

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Interview and more at mymodernmet

Metering matters

Peter Gray explains how metering modes control how your DSLR dictates exposure.
Metering is how your camera measures the brightness of a scene before you take a shot, and can have a significant effect on the exposure of your images.

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more in PhotoPlus – The Canon Magazine

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My London

A 2017 photography calendar created by people who have been homeless. Unique photos, inspiring stories. A beautiful gift.

The Cafe Art 2017 MyLondon calendar is a social enterprise initiative for London homelessness art groups and individuals who have been affected by homelessness.
In July this year, at St Paul’s Cathedral, 105 FujiFilm single-use cameras were handed out to people affected by homelessness, with the theme “My London”. Training on how to use the cameras was given by The Royal Photographic Society [The RPS] in June, and again on the day of the handout.

It’s a follow-up to the successful 2016 calendar that went viral last year. It resulted in partnerships with projects around the world. As well as running MinhaSao Paulo in Brazil in November with With One Voice, we are helping several other cities including MySydney, MyBudapest, MyNew Orleans who are all doing calendars this year and MyToronto which will launch in 2017. All projects are grass-roots run and funded locally, and we encourage people to support them too!

MyLondon08aGraffiti Area by Saffron Saidi

MyLondon08bSt Paul’s in Reflection by Christopher McTavish

MyLondon08cLondon calling by Hugh Gary

MyLondon08dGroup stretch by Siliana

MyLondon08eThe Coffee Roaster by Leo Shaul

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My London
more at kickstarter