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.
Don't let the Bermuda Triangle scare you! Pink and gold sand surrounds this stunning island; with incredibly friendly people which made this an unforgettable holiday. I can't wait to visit Bermuda again!
On a recent winter trip to Canada, I spent a 3 hour journey travelling on the Sea to Sky Highway en-route to Whistler. The landscapes along the way were so beautiful, it made the journey feel more like half an hour. Once at Whistler, the vistas on both Whistler and Blackcomb peaks were awe inspiring. Definitely a place to check out, even if you're not in the mood for skiing.
On my voyage around the coast of South America, I had the chance to see some spectacular landscapes across Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The most captivating was waking up at 4am just after Christmas and being greeted by incredible 360º views of the Chilean Fjords.