A few days ago I travelled over to Gloucestershire to attend a one day autumn colours workshop at Westonbirt Arboretum run by Light & Land and led by award winning photographer Andy Farrer. It was a good day at a lovely, colourful location with a nice group of people. Weather was a bit grey but at least it didn’t pour down!
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.
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?
About five years ago I bought a macro lens for close-up work, so did I also become a macro photographer?
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.