This photograph is part of series of photographs I took of Loch Lomond in Scotland. The first few photographs show the sun rising from behind the mountains, making the scene look on fire.
The boat and part of the mountains are in silhouette creating a very moody and a clam atmosphere in the scene. This emphasises the scale and the light falling on the Loch and the boat. I used a tripod and colours of the final image were edited in photoshop.
Useful definitions with examples of images (part 1)
Aperture: is the size of the hole in the lens which combined with the shutter speed, controls how much light gets into the camera.
Aperture mode / Aperture Priority: (AV) the mode that automatically calculates the shutter speed when you choose the aperture you want to use.
Camera shake: is when the camera moves as you press the button, causing the image to be blurred.
Close-up / Macro: means close-up photography and is great to photographs of flowers, bugs, shells and other tiny objects.
Composition: arranging objects in the photographs that look pleasing. Also see Rule of Thirds.
Contrast: is the difference between the bright and the dark areas of the photo. High contrast image will show very dark and very light areas in the same photograph.
Normal Image (balanced contrast):
High Contrast Image:
Low Contrast Image:
Cropping: Cutting of the edges of your image, either by moving in closer to the subject or trimming the edges using photo editing software.
Depth of field (DOF): shows the range of components in a scene, front to back that remain sharp. Shallow depth of field makes the objects sharp in the foreground only. Deep DOF makes everything in the image sharp from foreground to the background.
The image below is photographed using Shallow depth of field, using f5.6
The image below is photographed using Deep depth of field, using f16
Exposure: is the amount of light that is allowed to hit the camera sensor. Too much light results in Overexposed images, whereas too little light results in Underexposure of the image.