Joel Alston Photography - January Image / by Kian West

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Joel Alston Photography

Joel Alston Photography

LOOK AT THE PHOTO ON THE BELOW. ISN’T IT NICE? JOEL ALSTON TOOK IT. LOOK AGAIN. IT’S EVEN BETTER THIS TIME., WE SPOKE TO JOEL BACK IN ISSUE #4 ABOUT HIS PHOTOS, AND WE THOUGHT HE CAPTURES SUCH NICE ONES WE’D GET HIM BACK TO SHARE HIS SECRETS WITH YOU GUYS.

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Set Up: Canon 7D (1.6x crop sensor) Canon 50mm f1.8 Settings: Shutter Speed:         1/250 sec Aperture:        10 ISO:            100 Focal Length:        50mm

 

This day was so amazing for me as a photographer. The storm was so strong, dark and moody over Nobby’s beach whilst the sun was still shining from behind me which enhanced the contrast between light and dark.

This day was difficult because I only had a fixed 50mm fixed focal length to with me to work with, which didn’t allow me to use a wider angle which is more appropriate for landscape shots. For my landscape shots I tend to use an aperture no lower than f.9, this is to enhance a greater depth of focus (field). When I adjust the shutter speed to account for the aperture, if it goes below 1/100sec to get an appropriate exposure, I tend to try and always use a tripod to ensure no movement blur from unsteady hands. But I got lucky in that there was enough light to be able to use 1/250sec.

For questions, hints or tips contact Joel Alston on: facebook.com/JoelAlstonPhotography