Light, Camera, Action

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Light, Camera, Action

Harnessing the strength, quality, and direction of light is essential in having photographs (and artwork) convey what the photographer or artist intends. Whether its evening light on a harbour or a walk in woodland – my main aim is always to convey what it felt like to be in that exact place at that particular time.

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Moving around with the camera can have the available light fall so as to create an effect or pattern that wasn’t at first apparent. A new angle makes itself available. Sometimes making something out of what you feared was nothing.

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The loneliness of the young orang-utang in need of a friend at Dublin Zoo accentuated somehow by the reflections of the trees.

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Leaning in close and low allows the sun to highlight the patterns of the old watermill in Gatehouse-Of-Fleet.

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From the weekend bonfire by the Water Of Leith in Edinburgh..

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To a rainy O’Connell Street in Dublin..

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Chasing the light can take you to places you would never otherwise see. Go off-road with your camera..

Courses in Composing With Light for photographers (and artists) will begin at Larglea in 2014. I look forward to throwing some light on your subject. Even after dark.

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About largelyhelen

Designer, photographer, writer.
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