During 2020 I ran a photography challenge over on my travel blog looking at different techniques throughout the year. I was not expecting that the year itself would prove to be a challenge in that the Covid-19 pandemic hit us and not only put paid to any travel plans, but also altered the way in which we conducted our lives. This year I am going to look at those techniques again using new photographs as and when I get the opportunity.
May was about another of the six visual keys which help to create a great photograph. This month was about being creative with light. Photography literally means writing with light which immediately tells you how important lighting is. And with light comes shadows. Another important feature. An appreciation of light is crucial to making great photographs.
Above I was struck by how the deep shade on this wall was lifted by the sunlight dappling through and highlighting the mosses and navelwort.
I am very fond of capturing the light through flowers and leaves. The Viridiflora tulips could have been totally overlooked merging into the background without the light shining through.
Colour of light
If you would like to have a look at the different techniques covered throughout the year then you can see them here. Please note that I am not running this as a challenge, but merely using the old one as inspiration for my photography this year.