Learn how to capture better #photos of nature in outdoor lighting and make sure they are aesthetically pleasing at the same time just by using your #smartphone.
Gordon Laing is the Editor of and author of ‘In Camera’, a book that embraces the art of JPEG photography with no post-processing. A journalist of over 25 years and keen photographer since childhood, he loves food and travel and shares his personal work @cameralabs on Instagram and Twitter. Check out his gear reviews at cameralabs.com, on YouTube or in the Cameralabs #photography Podcast at iTunes.
when you're visiting a city parks always provide lots of photographic opportunities there could be flowers bushes various foliage to photograph but also the buildings around the periphery or inside so in this video I'm going to look at both of those and show you some different approaches you could take with them you might think the most natural approach of those reference hours that simply get as close as possible with them putting your phone into its macro or closest focusing mode beyond the close focusing distance a couple of things to watch out for when photographing flowers our doors anyway is to shoot them on a still day or in a sheltered location because even a small amount of breeze can have them blowing back and forth at this close range you'll end up with blurry pictures the second thing I look out for though is a really good looking flower that one that's not damaged around the petals that's going to look really nice I'm going to focus my attention on that and then I'm going to recompose the shot so that around it there's nothing distracting there's some really nice dark foliage behind it in this composition here and that means I can really focus the attention on those nice bright yellow petals this really accentuates and focuses your attention on the main subject many parks have got some quite interesting looking buildings inside and around them so it's worth looking a little bit more closely to them see if you can get a slightly alternative angle or approach on them the cutouts here look like teeth in fact it reminded me so much of a mouth that I looked for this arrangement it's a circular opening here with the railings at the bottom and the cutout of the gate at the top this archway now I'm very fond of making things central symmetrical and geometrically correct so position myself right in the middle of the gates have used various clues like the center of the railings the hanging light and again the cutouts of the arches itself now you've got to be a bit careful with this because it's not always exactly in the middle that hanging light is a little to one side but it's close enough and to me that looks much better than being slightly positioned to the side now in the building of this age it's never going to be exactly central things are not going to exactly line up but the closer you get the better you look