I admire nature photography because every composition provides a unique perspective on elements we cannot control, such as the vibrant colours or intricate details. I frequently capture nature photographs in controlled environments where I can adjust the lighting to emphasise the complex patterns and details of the subject.
Sometimes we're in such a rush that we ignore the beauty and splendor of urban cityscapes. Whenever I have free time, I love exploring the streets of London to find new locations where reflections and unusual architectural details provide great perspectives; and whenever I'm abroad, I always try to do the same.
Mainly focusing on contrast and lighting, I try to capture portraits in an unusual way. At the moment though, I am still learning the basics of portrait photography - and I hope to further increase my skills. I recently purchased a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens to experiment with depth of field or 'bokeh' - meaning an aesthetic quality of blur in the image.
My primary aim for landscapes is to capture the widest view possible to communicate a sense of awe and entice the viewer to experience the same vantage I did when taking the image. Depending on the weather and cloud-coverage, I occasionally prefer to capture HDR (High Dynamic Range) images to enhance the details in the light, mid and dark ranges of the composition.
I was lucky to spend an incredible 2 weeks visiting Yosemite and West California. Yosemite was without a doubt the highlight, you simply cannot describe in words how magnificent this place is.
Nestled between the 'Canadian Rockies' of Banff National Park in Calgary, Canada lies a frozen lake called Lake Louise. When I visited the area during the winter season, the temperature had dropped to -30°C/-22°F. Although Banff is the coldest location I have visited so far in my lifetime, the landscapes are stunning - especially during sunrise when the fiery colours of the sun contrast with the pure white snow.