I’ll start by apologising for last week when I didn’t post an image. It was a demanding week which ended in a computer problem where I’m locked out completely. It’s a long story that I won’t bore you with but it’s going to be at least another week before I can recover the system.
In the interim, I thought I would share this shot that I took in the Scottish Highlands back in April 2019.
I shot it with the Fuji XT3 and Fuji 16-55 Lens at 18mm. It’s a tripod mounted exposure of 1/10” at f/13.0 and ISO160.
The entire day had been very dull, but then towards sunset, we had incredible light, but the light only lasted around 10 minutes. It was also extremely difficult shooting with the sun immediately behind you because you would cast a long shadow into the frame.
To get over this problem, I set the timer on the camera rather than trying to shoot with a cable release. I could then duck out of the way so that only the tripod and camera cast a shadow. It was then much easier to remove the shadow later from a smaller area of the scene.
The other thing that I wanted to share was this week’s video on YouTube. In it I explain the secret of how to shoot with a wide-angle lens. Lots of photographers have wide-angle lenses and lots make this same mistake when using them. They often think they need to use an even wider lens but that compounds the problem.
If you’re struggling to achieve a dramatic wide-angle perspective, this video might help.
I hope you like the photo and video and have a great weekend.