This week's theme: From a point & shoot
For the coming week, I want to illustrate that you don't need to spend £1000s on an expensive DSLR, and what's possible to achieve with a point & shoot camera.
Canary Wharf in London, the new banking district of London. This area was built less than 15 years ago. It's atmosphere is more like a modern city in the US, very much different from the old rustic feel of the rest of the city.
This photo is another demonstration of the technique I talked about yesterday - using the camera's zoom to focus on the subject. In this shot, I've zoomed in until you see only windows and nothing else. There are no surroundings or any other distraction in the frame.
The tip for today is on the topic of colour. In the original shot, the colours of this scene were dull and pretty much aweful. The sky was grey and overcast, the windows were a sick pale of green. If you're like me, I'm sure you have a lot of shots like this that don't quite "cut the grade".
So what to do? Shoot in black and white! Black and white mode is a feature on most point & shoot cameras, so don't hesitate to use it. If you've already taken the photo in colour, it's not too late - you can still convert it to black and white on a PC. This turns the biggest weakness of the photo (dull colours) into a strength (now can be passed off as being a bit arty).
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