Capturing Light – Part 1

This week I started another photography short course, an extension to the course I took this time last year.

To get us all thinking about photography, the first week concentrated on light and how to capture it. When you think about it, photography is just about capturing light as it reflects off various subjects. It’s how we capture that light that makes things interesting, and in an age where everyone seems so snap-happy, making ‘interesting’ images getting more difficult to do. Well, I guess we can only try.

As an exercise, we went a few doors down to the Paddington Reservoir to look around, and eventually snap a few photos. Last year I had a go at a few shots there myself, but this time around the light conditions were very different. It was midday and very bright. That made for some interesting shadows.

Paddington Reservoir

Paddington Reservoir

Paddington Reservoir

But what I liked the most was how the bright light reflected off surfaces, like water.

Paddington Reservoir

Paddington Reservoir

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