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Light Explorations #1
Winnipeg Wedding Photographer
Someone asked me this week ‘‘how do I become a professional photographer’’ I answered very simply. You need to learn light, that is no 1!!! They asked me to explain more, so I followed with. You need to be able to see light, see when it changes, see it change it all it’s glory. How it creates shadows, pockets of light, master light and you can become a professional photographer…picking up a camera does not make it so.
Winnipeg has some wonderful sights to see. Here is one of my many explorations to keep learning and studying light.
I truly believe that to become a better photographer you have to continusly train your eye to see the things you don't normally see, to explore light, shapes and shadows. To know light you really have to study it in all forms then and only then can you master it. I love to get out for a walkabout, camera in hand just exploring and photographing things that might interest me. Winnipeg, Manitoba is actually a very interesting city to explore. Here are some images I snapped on a walkabout in the city.
The current city of Paphos lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km (30 mi) west of Limassol (the biggest port on the island), which has an A6 highway connection. Paphos International Airport is the country's second-largest airport. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island.
Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.
I have been very fortunate to have traveled the world and see some amazing sites. Here are some pictures from my trip to The Tombs of the Kings in Cyprus. The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis lying about two kilometres north of Paphos harbour in Cyprus. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.
It was Niamh's second birthday and she stepped into the studio to have some pictures taken. She lasted about 5 minutes but we managed to capture her in all her glory. She is an incredible little lady that is full of character that can only bring a smile to your face. Happy birthday sweetheart!!!
Every now and then I get to go and explore the endless locations that Manitoba houses, I love the open road, music on and camera in hand. Here are some pictures from my last outing. Enjoy - Michael :)