|Intro:||I am a keen amateur photographer with great interest for landscapes, nature and travel related photography. In the last few years photography has become a way of life. Almost every spare minute is spent on this hobby. If it is not photography itself, it is reading about it or studying the different techniques.|
Most of my photography trips to nature areas throughout the country are made during the weekends or on days off. The more I explore my own country, the more I start to appreciate the beauty that presents itself at my doorstep. My vacations are also more and more planned with photography in mind. I love to explore a different type of landscape from what I am used to.
Since light is the most important aspect of photography, each trip requires some form of planning. For most trips I study maps, the weather, sunrise and sunset times and compass settings. This information will give me some idea of what I can expect and where I need to position myself for the best possible shot. But, visualization of the composition can only be done on location. So sometimes I just skip the planning phase and just go out, explore and make photos.
Niek Bouwen Photography
I like honest critique, but with a reason. Iíll critique photos in this way as well. I will rarely critique a photo without a note or of a person that is not active in giving critique.
My TN site: Treknature
1: Ignore all the bollocks, get out there and expose. Take your camera for a walk. Use your eyes.
2: Keep it real. Only you can decide what 'real' is, but your stunning image has to be believable.
3: Follow your passion. Make pictures that are unique to you. Got a particular enthusiasm? Flog it to death.
Words by David Noton
|Camera:||Canon EOS 350D, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon G9, Fujifilm FinePix S602Z, Motorola RAZR V3i|
|Note:||Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer
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