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Joel Alston - February photo by Kian West

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LOOK AT THE PHOTO ON THIS PAGE. 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. Set Up: Canon 7D (1.6x crop sensor) Canon 15 - 85mm Ultrasonic Settings: Shutter Speed:         1/6 sec Aperture:        22 ISO:            100 Focal Length:        15mm

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This was another beautiful afternoon of shooting. This shot was taken at the little blowhole next to the Newcastle baths. The afternoon low light allowed for a perfect slow shutter speed of 1/6 of a second which created a smoothed out effect on the aggressive water. If you have a slower shutter speed than 1/6, generally the water will be further smoothed out and look more like smoke.

I find that shutter speeds between 1/15 - 1/6 allow water exposures to be smoothed out whilst still giving the water character and not be completely disappeared. But that’s just my own personal preference.

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

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