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.
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 :)
Shot on a trip to Camden Town in London, England.
One thing I love about being a Winnipeg wedding photographer is getting to travel so much, I am fortunate enough to be able to travel back home to see family and friends. I am going to blog a couple of different posts from my last trip home with my wife and daughter. Here is the first.....ENJOY!! - Michael
Playing around with some editing techniques from an image I toke on a visit back home to Ireland. This was shot at the monastery of Clonmacnoise which is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St. Ciarán, a young man from Rathcroghan, County Roscommon. Being a Winnipeg wedding photographer living away from home, family and friends I always love to get back home either in person or through some of the images I have shot over the years. If you are ever in Ireland this is a wonderful place to go and visit.
For more information about the monastery of Clonmacnoise, have a read about it on Wikipedia here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonmacnoise
I had seen a post from another wedding photographer using certain techniques to capture pictures of wedding rings. I thought I would give it a go and see what I could come up with using everyday items at home. Here is the first batch of images I toke.