Tor-rific Views and Spooky Self Portraits

Peak District Photography by Robert Bishop
Mam Tor, Peak District. Nikon Z7, 24mm, 1/13sec at f/9, ISO 64

Last weekend I woke up at 3am so that I could be on top of the Peak District’s Mam Tor for the 4.40am sunrise. It was well worth it though. The weather was fantastic, which made for some excellent photos of the hillside bathed in golden light. If I were being really picky, I would have liked just a few light clouds in the sky, to add a bit of texture, but overall I can’t really complain!

You can see how I got on up the Tor in my latest video, where I show you some of my thoughts on composition as well as how I edited one of my final images.

What Lurks in the Shadows!

Boo! Nikon Z7, 24mm, 1/125sec at f/4.5, ISO 320

Last week’s 52frames challenge was to create an image using a torch in some way. Each week, the deadline is midnight, Sunday and I quite often leave this challenge until the last minute. With not much time to spare, I grabbed a torch and headed down to the cellar. This inspired me to create a spooky looking self-portrait – like something you might see in a horror movie. I used the torch to light my face from below and connected my camera to my phone using Nikon Snapbridge, so that I could get focus on my eyes.

The lighting could have been better with more time and different lights, but the challenge was to use only a torch, and I did do it pretty quickly, so overall I’m happy with the result.

Coming Up

Next week, there will be a mid-week video where I show you some advanced Photoshop techniques to remove lens flare and I’ll be doing some macro photography with my Z7 and Tokina 100mm macro lens.


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