I kneeled on the church floor with my 50mm (@f9 and @f1.8)

Portrait and landscape with 2 different apertures. Tip: Close to the floor you may find reflections. With an old hardstone church floor the reflection is almost a mirror. Bonus: without a tripod it is even no problem to use a low shutter speed 😉 Advertisements

Holiday pictures: Ready to sail

Tip: Your goal should not be to capture the “top 10 must sees” when you are on holiday. Goal: Search (looking around and seeing it) and you will find your subjects although there is nothing to see. Here I focused on the color contrasts – Red lines, a blue sky and the azuur sea.

Holiday pictures: Djerba on a cloudy day

Looking for the perfect composition, yellow-blue chairs against the azuur sea, no disturbing items in the frame, checking if the horizon is level (still some correction needed afterwards though) and then click. Any yep, it still required a lot of post processing afterwards to be satisfied.

Bad weather and a sailing boat too far away

When a photo misses some spirit due to the cloudy weather, you can improve it easily by added contrast and some post processing to make the clouds heavier. Rule of thirds: Putting even a small subject on the right position in the frame, it will make the composition stronger.