A Change of Perspective

Snake's Head Fritillary with Aphid

Snake’s Head Fritillary with Aphid

A change of perspective can often improve your results when out shooting, as discussed by Scott Bourne in his blog post I read recently, and most photographers are well aware of this. In my case, the change in perspective isn’t to do with moving my feet, or lying down or even selecting a different lens. It’s being unable to get out as much as I normally would due to a bad back. It’s not horrendous so I shouldn’t grumble, it’s just frustrating. When I think back to spring last year, I was out 2-3 times a week in search of bluebells.

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What sort of photographer am I?

This used to be a question that was easy to answer.

When I first started out in photography I only made landscape images, so I guess at that time I was a landscape photographer?

Derwent After Sunset

Derwent After Sunset

About five years ago I bought a macro lens for close-up work, so did I also become a macro photographer?

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Esher Common Abstract

Trees

Trees – 87mm; ISO 100; 1/4 sec; f/13 (click image to view larger size)

I had read several articles in magazines about Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) as a method to produce abstract images. When done well, they have a very artistic, painterly feel.

On one of my regular jaunts around Esher Common, I tried to accomplish something equally creative.

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