Here’s part three of the three-part series where we take a trip down to the New Forest in England with the sole intention to take pictures, do some filming and just enjoy ourselves whilst doing so. The idea of the trip is to inspire people who don’t have enough time for their photography. No matter how busy your life is, you should always make time and these videos show you the benefits of doing so.
In this grand finale, the weather has turned, but we are British and a bit of rain won’t stop us! We go out and get some great shots of Autumn by finding those little details that make this time of year so special.
We also capture a big open autumn scene, despite it being a wet one, and Aaron shows off his £7.50 Zenit camera. Hang around for the Outtakes at the end, there’s more bleeps than a bleeping bleep 😊!
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so the weather is not so great today it's raining but we're still gonna try it and do our best I've just wet one lens on here in my pocket here I've got an 85mm prime lens I've got my wide angle on here and as you can see it's really pouring down with rain but we're gonna give it our best shot because well we're British and pretty much for most of autumn he absolutely pours down with rain so we're gonna see what we can find okay let's go so when it is a day like this what you can actually do is look for them little details that make autumn wonderful like the colors of the Leafs as they change and fungi as well you'll get fungi growing on well mainly kind of dead logs and places like that so that's what I'm going to do I'm going to put my 85mm on here and try and get some decent shots of them little bits of autumn that make it wonderful so I found some fungi on this tree love the colours actually it's like a creamy fungi not an expert on this kind of stuff but it's a creamy coloured fungi and obviously you've got this rich brown log and you know surrounding it and it's really cool so what I'm going to do is I've got it on F 2.8 and it's giving me an ayah so I've got it on aperture priority because you've got to be quicker I say as I'm taking my time because it's raining so I want to be quick so I've just got to our aperture priority F 2.8 and I've got the ISO on auto and the shutter speed on old toe and really what you need to do is just keep your eye on them two things if the shutter speed goes down to slow you're going to get camera shake so you know you've just got to keep your eye on your settings so that's giving me ISO around about 200 and a shutter speed around about 100 of a second so it should work there's only one way to find out here we go oh yeah in colors are gorgeous together limb colors are absolutely gorgeous together I'm really glad I found this I'll probably put some kind of color grading over it as well in Lightroom but not much I won't put much so I'm just gonna try it the other way as well just to see if it makes a difference what I actually like is it's kind of like a linear row of fungi coming up this log and I'm trying to get that going diagonal through the frame portrait orientation so here we go let's focus on that one there let's focus on the big one oh there's a fly on it so focus reframe take this shot keep your eye on your shutter speed and just a double check it's always a good idea to zoom in on your screen just to check wow I've got that fly absolutely sharp as you like brilliant and what I'm here showing you these pictures if you're inspired by our videos we love to see your work and so simply hash take the school of photography on social media any social media platform and we'll pick it up if we like your work we will reshare it for you and you know give you a shout out if you like and we really really love seeing work from you guys that's been inspired by our tutorial so just hashtag the school of photography and we can see them this can take some more pictures heron who's taking pictures with this camera here it's called a Zenit we looked it up last night it is currently worth seven pounds fifty on eBay not only that aaron is using film and this is the truth which is 17 years out-of-date fries if any of them come out I'm gonna put it at the end of this video because you know we're really interested in seeing how they come out but the point we're making is you know when you are in a situation like this where it's raining look at it man we've got a beautiful setting we've had no sunlight over the last few days but we've made the most of it and that's the best thing and you know using a camera like that we've 17 year old film you know something to do I suppose and it challenges you then it's what it's worth or try it's worth a try and so we'll show you them at the end just can't see if we can get some more shots I Aaron let's go you get that going through the frame I think I got it I'll get it I'll get it what you know that that's all right just sue me on there we just took a picture of a spider's web and actually that is really really cool and again there you go it's a wet day the Walter has obviously gone over the spider's web and it gives us that really cool look I'm gonna try and frame it up a bit better actually really adds a focus on I don't think I'm going manual I'm going manual focus because it's so fin the spider's web obviously is safe in my autofocus I'm just checking for water on my lens I've got all water inside the lens hood but not luckily not on the lens because it's so fin the autofocus is not picking it up so I've gone manual now and my camera is actually getting soaking wet ah here we go here we go here we go that's not bad again there we go another good bit of fun picking up spiders webs hey I tell you what I want to go to these trees are turning brown so another beautiful part of autumn ease obviously the way that the Leafs change color and the colors that they go now we've a more of a zoom lens so you don't have to use a prime lens I've got obviously I've got the 85 primer just a zoom lens and a wide aperture you can get some really kind of abstract looking pictures so I'm gonna sort of shoot up through the tree cross my fingers that no drops of water go on my lens and just see if I can get some abstract shots of these twigs going through the frame with these blocks of color basically so I'm shooting again at F 2.8 and as I look up there I'm on aperture priority again I've got an ISO roughly of 200 and shelter speed of 1/100 of a second which is okay for hand-holding as long as you're steady you can still get camera shake at a hundred for a second if you're not steady and you're on your zoom and you've got a zoomed in lanes like this but you just try and be steady okay here we go let's see if I can pick off some of these lovely colors and get some abstract looks food and maybe I'll come out this way and get something so much as if yeah that's cool that's really nice yeah it's almost as if the Leafs are being backlit by the clouds the highlights in the background which is actually just looking through into the sky creates a like a bokor effect you know them like circles in the background and it looks nice it looks autumn all right it's not the classic kind of Sun sunbeams coming through the trees and stuff like that but you're still getting good autumn shots let's see if we can find some more now so before we go around and take some more shots I want to take this opportunity to tell you about the courses that we have over at the school of photography comm if you want to learn photography properly come and see us we are professional teachers I've been teaching photography since 2002 I can promise you that I can teach you photography really well so that you don't just remember it for five minutes you retain it forever we teach photography studio lighting Photoshop Lightroom all things photography related plus there is some freebies over there so you can try it before you buy so come over and see us at the school of photography comm okay let's take some more pictures well I'm not sure that this is going to come out okay I've got I've got a log in the foreground it's gonna lead mean I've got ultra wide-angle lens it's got loads of water on it because it's raining I want to go at least f-16 to give me a long depth of field and that's giving me like a really slow shutter speed so I'm gonna have to grab them a tripod I'm going to set it up I'm going to see how it comes out I'm not a hundred percent on it but I just actually want to capture this scene and we're very it looks good or not actually it's be relevant at the moment after I actually just want to capture this scene let's grab the tripod so I'm in position it's really starting to come down a bit now and it still looks absolutely stunning I'm not sure it's going to look stunning in the picture but you know that's the whole funnel photography isn't it I'm bracketing two stops either side just to make sure I get the shot okay and here we go now we've not got much movement there's not much wind but one of them exposures was very long and I think that probably won't work actually but the middle exposure is absolutely bang-on half a second I'm going to do it again actually I'm gonna take it to ISO 200 down to f11 which will speed up the shutter speed in the brackets and then just ensure that I get that shot so here we go Shh f11 ISO 200 yeah that's made that's made the shutter speed quicker much better much better did you hear that so so you would heard there that it was quicker shutter speed there's not much movement there's not much wind so that would have been cold and yeah it's really starting to come down a bit now so I'm gonna try and find a little bit of shade rain has stopped play on day three so we're gonna have to end it there now don't forget to hang on to the end so that you can see all the great shots that we took all of us and the outtakes cuz I think they're gonna be really really funny so hang on Dooley in for that I have had an absolute wonderful time on our little jolly boys out in you think so we took some great shots yeah the weather's not being great we didn't get that classic kind of you know sunbeams going through autumn trees but we still had a good time we still took some great shots and we got out and about our cameras and that's the important thing now if you've liked this video please hit that like button share it with your friends subscribe to our channel hit the bell button if you've been inspired to go out and take your own pictures hashtag the school of photography on social media we will pick it up and if it's good enough we're going to share it for you okay thanks for watching and remember learn more at the school of photography you just wave straight in front of men really go dope so we take the shot turn that first nailers turn the let's turn the timer off first that might do me a favor as a matter of fact okay we've had to come back in the car because it's absent I'm looking at the screen again so we've had to come back into the column and Mark Newton from the school of photography here now I hear I'm talking to the screen again like it so wrong we just took a picture of a spider's web going uh how balls are done they're pressed a button I don't want to press that was nearly 200 pound could you've been Frank yeah that's it that's it that's it that's it I'm in position now so I'm in position or Christ okay Aaron oh yeah yeah I just want to say as what's happened to me touch screen it was working I said oh I know sweet you underwear hanging okay I do it once more just to make sure you you feel mr. whoa I feel I'm just talking to mrs. L to be slowed down mate we're I mean that is a typical range right let's go okay here we go get this up in the air they would have out with our check check the settings first so I'm going to bring it down again fill me now yeah how much it's been a wall trend oh yeah the webOS no pan sees a shallow depth of field sorry I don't even need that even though I'm talking about sorry what am I thinking lighting and it might suit this ship but especially if I put some kind of post Pro see no post-processing over the top I'm not going to do anything heavy heavy it would just be some contrast heavy it would just be some contrast heavy it would just be some contrast [Laughter] he's just stuck it out do me a team now you