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Storm is Coming



I have had a great couple of months of photography, visiting new places, meeting some great people, attending fantastic workshops and learning lots to improve. ...
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I have had a great couple of months of photography, visiting new places, meeting some great people, attending fantastic workshops and learning lots to improve.

I have managed to capture some fairly good photos too I think. This one has to be one of my favourites. After a very clear start to the day, we were soon presented with some drama in the sky. You can see the storm coming in the distance, we got very wet.

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DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO August 26, 2019
so very nice landscape for this beach view

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while in Rye, East Sussex as the Apprentice for N-Photo Magazine with Professional Photographer Michael Pilkington.
Time
Taken at around 1pm, when after a morning of clear blue skies the weather took a turn. A storm was on the way.
Lighting
As you can see in the photo the weather had turned and the storm was on the way, yet the sun kept shining through the clouds. I waited for the sun to shine through the clouds just enough to light up the beach throughout the image towards the dark horizon.
Equipment
The equipment used for this image was a Nikon D750 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4 Lens shot at 26mm at f/16 1/10 sec. I also used a Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod, Lee Filters and a remote shutter release.
Inspiration
Talking with the professional on the day we were both drawn to the dark moody sky and the natural leading lines towards it. The texture of the sand patterns and groynes added great foreground interest.
Editing
Post processing was performed in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop.
In my camera bag
As a photographer who loves everything outdoors, landscapes, nature, wildlife, macro, I tend to carry equipment to make sure I am ready for any subject. So my bag will usually contain my Nikon D750 camera along with a selection of lenses, Nikon 16-35mm f4, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8, Nikon 105mm Micro f2.8, Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-f5.6. I also use a variety of Lee Filters including Hard and Medium Grad Filters, Circular Polariser, 3 and 6 stop ND filters and Reverse Grad. Oh and it goes without saying that I would carry a tripod with me, especially when out on a Landscape/Macro shoot.
Feedback
There are so many great photographers out there and a lot of them who are willing to give advice, tips and tricks and workshops to help you improve. Some of which also help with magazine articles. Magazines like N-Photo ask readers to apply to be included in such articles. Apply to be in these articles or take part in their photo days, it is definitely worth it. Great experience. Go on workshops with seasoned professionals who can help you further your photography. The likes of professional Michael Pilkington are not just great teachers on capturing the image in camera but can also help you take it that step further with post processing techniques, teaching you how to make your good image look great.

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