Joel Alston

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

Joel Alston by Kian West

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Look at the photo below. It’s very nice isn’t it? Joel Alston took it. Look again. We thought since Joel's captured such nice ones we’d get him to share his secrets with you guys. joelweb

SET UP

Canon 7D (1.6x crop sensor)

Canon 15-85 Ultrasonic USM f3.5-5.6

SETTINGS

Shutter 441 seconds

Aperture f.11

ISO 100

Focal Length 15mm

One night my friend and I were just bored and walked around taking photos at Newcastle Baths. I saw a very slow movement of textures in the clouds and thought it would make an awesome “smudge” on the sky effect as the clouds pass by. This exposure was close to 8 minutes.

I love the amount of clarity and detail you get from using a larger aperture number such as f.11 in this case. The white balance I adjusted manually to this deep marine blue as when I shot this it was from using a “cloudy white balance” which made the shot more orange.

For questions, hints and tips contact Joel Alston at: 

Facebook:       www.facebook.com/JoelAlstonPhotography

Instagram:     @joelalstonphotography