Monday, 21 April 2014

New Admin and FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS by Email

My friend +Andrea is helping me to administer and maintain the Inner Vision Photography side of things and is a contributor to this blog with full admin' privileges! We share a mutual interest in photography and even own the same camera so we will be sharing our breakthroughs and images through this page and this is an ideal opportunity to show case our inspiration and love for the art of photography. This will include tips and tricks for taking better photographs, things we learn as we go along and of course our own digital still images. Feel free to ask anything and contact us through the blog. Also check our page over at Google and give us a "Plus One". Also follow this blog... this is where most of the creativity will be happening as we develop the Inner Vision Photography platform. If you subscribe by email you will receive a notification every time the blog is updated with a new post. THIS IS COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE and you can easily unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind. We are aiming to update the blog regularly for our friends and subscribers and will be adding product reviews and recommendations too :)

Below is a photograph from Andrea's recent visit to see the
Northern Lights in Norway, 240 miles inside the Arctic Circle.

View from the lodge balcony.

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Copyrights © Matt Blythe 2014.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Humble Street Light

I have actually got used to them now, but the new efficient LED street lights definitely have a calming affect on people. I am wondering if the local carnival will be affected by the new street lights? If you want to remember what the old pink and orange streets lights look like (photographs below), visit Ryde Seafront on the Isle of Wight before they change them... it is a much friendlier atmosphere. These photographs were taken at night with the Nikon D5200 on a mini-tripod resting on the sea wall. If you would like to know the actual camera settings you can see them on my Flickr photostream by clicking here.

Most of the photos were taken with around 1/4 of a second shutter speed and aperture at f5.6. You will find that if you increase the ISO to around 4000 at night, you can still use a reasonably fast shutter speed and not have to worry too much about camera shake. I experimented with the shots of Spinnaker Tower with longer shutter speeds and found the best results came at around 2 seconds exposure. I only had my 18-55mm lens with me and although it does not have much in the way of zooming in on far away objects, I find it very useful for framing a shot where wide angle is more of a priority. If your camera and/or lens has vibration reduction (VR) switch it on, otherwise use a tripod. And if you are lucky enough to have a built in light meter, that usually gives you some idea of the camera settings you will need for correct exposure, or is a good place to begin at least. As a general guide, nice bright shots can be achieved at night by upping your ISO, opening your aperture by using a smaller f stop number, and by decreasing your shutter speed.

Also watch the Youtube video embedded below for more inspirational and influential Inner Vision Photography ideas!

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Awesome Peace

Photograph looking out over Sandown Bay at sunrise in April 2012.
Awe inspiring and peaceful.
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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Macro Vision

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The subtle shadow and back-light make an outstanding macro opportunity.
 Untouched and straight from my memory card.
Taken with the Canon S3 iS.

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