PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW SHEPHERD

We've all heard the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words". According to Wikipedia, it refers to the hypothesis that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image.

Landscape photography is my passion. I like the shapes of clouds... I like colours that excite... I like the way light blends in with the landscape to reveal beauty in nature and display a stunning composition.

I don't claim to be a great photographer and I have no ambition in becoming a professional photographer. I take photographs solely for relaxation. I'd define myself as an amateur, on the road to self improvement.

I approach photography as an art form, to indulge in self expression. To gain an appreciation through observation and to see the interesting in the ordinary.

Aside from the basic rules of composition and exposure, I believe there is no right or wrong way to photograph a landscape, it's all down to individuality. There's no point in everybody shooting the same style of photograph. My father, who taught me the fundamentals of photography, has a totally different style to me. I love to explore and develop my own style through expression, and communicate my viewpoint by what catches my eye. More often than not, I'll look and look again, and see what grabs my attention in a second glance.

I love reviewing my old photos, my memories, to relive the moment like I'm there again, surrounded by the atmosphere that lured me to take the photo in the first place. To take possession of that moment in time, captured forever.… and the enjoyment of sharing my results with anybody who would like to see them.




Acquisition Tools:

Nikon D5000
Nikkor Lenses AF-S DX 18-55 VR and 55-200 VR
Digital King Wide Conversion Lens
Hoya HMC neutral density filter ND8
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod
Manfrotto 222 Joystick Tripod Head
Manfrotto 804RC2 3-way Head
LensPen
Processing Tools:

iMac 27inch Quad Core i5
MacBook
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe PSE
Photomatix Pro
Wacom Bamboo2



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TASMANIA GREECE MACAU AND HONG KONG
Also see Tasmania Flickr set Also see Greece Flickr set Also see Macau and Hong Kong Flickr set






GREAT BRITAIN BLACK AND WHITE PATTERNS AND TEXTURES
Also see Great Britain Flickr set Also see Mono Flickr set Also see Textures and Patterns Flickr set






PANORAMA TONEMAPPING AND HDR
Also see Panorama Flickr set Also see Tonemapping Flickr set

 

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© Andrew Shepherd