Here is something we can learn from ViewBug community member and fine art photographer ts446photo about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.

1. Where did you take this photo?

This photo was taken in the ever changing Canary Wharf area of London. Its amazing glass and steel architecture makes it a popular location for photographers. The photo was taken on a Sunday. Being the main part of the city its very busy there during the week. Sunday is a lot quieter and easier to take photos.

The Contact by ts446photo

2. Anything worth sharing about lighting?

It was a pretty cloudy day and not too bright. This meant i had to be a little more creative with how i was shooting. I'd just purchased a Nikon D800 and on the way home i thought id give it a little go. This was the first time using my new camera and i had a great time playing about with it.

3. What inspired you to take this photo?

I was shooting in the area and i found a good composition. I thought having a figure walk across could make it even better. I waited a while for a single person to come along. I think it was worth the wait as i think the lone man makes the photo.

4. Did you do any post-processing? 

I processed the photo in Lightroom, doing some dodging and burning and adding some contrast to really make the whites glow. Converting the photo to black and white and sharpening it was the finishing touches.

The Little People by ts446photo

Misty Morning by ts446photo

5. What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

Specializing in long exposure photography its vital i always cary ND filters and a tripod. Along with the D800 and a wide angle lens. Im often carrying an infrared converted camera with me now too. I really like the strong contrasty black and white images it produces.

Foster

Vauxhall Bridge by ts446photo

6. Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Wait for the right moment. Get your composition right and then look and wait for the final touches.

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