It is almost a year now since I embarked on improving my photography. Thanks to the work of Bryan Peterson, I now have a better understanding of exposure, especially during the twilight hours. When I first attempted this form of photography, I chose the wrong time of day, which was around 8 o'clock in the evening. The sky was black and in spite of the light of the images I created were good and yet something was missing.
In the last few weeks I decided that I would seek out talented photographers who I could learn from and who are willing to teach me. One such individual is a wonderful lady by the name of Umbreen Hafeez. Umbreen's work is simply outstanding and features on her Facebook and Flicker page called Real London. I approached her and asked her if she would be willing to teach me the secrets of late-night shooting and she said yes. We spent a wonderful evening practising on London's South Bank and I was left inspired by my newfound knowledge of how to shoot during the twilight hours of the day or more commonly known as "the blue hour".
Since my session with Umbreen, I have been out practising and I'm very happy to share the results of my practice with you. I hope you enjoy these images and rest assured that a lot more to come. Later on in the year I will be studying with the master himself Bryan Peterson in Washington DC.
For now enjoy my humble collection.
Ebracing the craft of photography for me, means learning every aspect of image creation through my D90. Over the last few weeks, I have experienced the magic of night photography. I never imagined that photography at night would yield such an amazing array of colours, depth and beauty.
This aspect of the craft is so different to any other style of work and I love it. Part of my plan is to learn and master the techniques so that when I travel, I come home with the shots I want and visualise.
London is beautiful at night, the lights of our iconic buildings really brings to life the majestic stature of London - one of the most amazing cities in the world to shoot. I have come to appreciate London in a whole new way.
I take for granted, Big Ben and The London Eye, because I live here. During the day, they are still amazing, at night I have experienced them in a way which is quite breathtaking. Looking for the right angle and shot is interesting because these shots have been taken by everyone with a camera. My challenge is making each of my shots "feel" different to anyone who sees my images.
These shots are nice, I am happy with them and they represents to me the capabilities of my D90 at this stage of my development as a "creative photographer".
I plan to return to these famous landmarks again and re-shoot them as my experience and technique improves. For now, I am happy.
©Mike Vincent Photography 2015