I love the digital era and digital photography is one of those genres one can become as creative as they desire. With digital imaging one is no longer stuck at the mercy of the print shop. We no longer wait and worry for days to see what our images look like. Printing capability is improving more and more each day. Owning a professional printer is a photographers dream along with the best camera and gear on the market.
In truth all one needs these days, if photography is your dream, is a camera."I say a camera" because as your images began to take shape and others start commenting from your social media outlets the desire to improve on your new skills or to broaden your horizon will come complete with a desire for a new upgraded camera. Buying a new printer, new and improved camera along with accessories means nothing without first understanding how to operate your equipment to get "Your" desired results. I capitalized "Your" because it's your eye looking through the view finder and "Your" creative vision and the world will take it or leave it. The most important thing is to create it, share it and go make more of it... To purchase or view more of my images please visit: www.stillsbyazore.com Or visit and like my photography page at: www.facebook.com/azoreH
Sometimes you never know where the shot will take you. I had to walk through the woods, climb down a dirt ledge and carefully walk over slippery mud all while carrying my gear. For this shot I used Lee's Big Stopper to slow the movement of the falls and the clouds. I was aiming for the dreamy look and do believe I succeeded in my attempts. The fall colors in the background further added to the beauty of this magical landscape. I captured several shots as I did not want to climb back down to get to this location nor did I know when in future I would return. Therefore it's very important to make sure you get the shot you envision as there might not be a second chance. I processed this image using Nik Editing Software as I do with all of my images. You can find them here: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
For this image I once again used Lee's Big Stopper, I find that the urge to go out and capture images might not be during the most popular times of day but with filters, it frees one up to go out whenever the urge hits them. I am a firm believer that when intuition and inspiration hits the freedom to answer should not be hindered by the time of day. Therefore it would not hurt to add to your gear bag a few filters, so that day light will never darken your creative yearnings. I also love to angle my shots so that the obvious is not dead center but placed off to the side. I find this adds depth to the image making it more interesting it also put the attention on other beautiful things within the photo. More about the Big Stopper can be found here:http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera-directory/camera-dir-list/category/the-big-stopper
I love this image because it's not confined to anyone direction and speaks to ones desire to get out and see the world, whether by water, land, or air. It has life, movement and depth. It also says slow down and live in the moment. Once again this is a long exposure image, using the Lee filter and a shutter release cable attached to the camera keeps the camera steady on the tripod. I find that the slightest movement will blur the image. The only thing I wanted blurred was the water. So many of my best images was captured when trying out a new technique and not being afraid to do so.
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|Enjoy the remaining images. All images taken during daylight hours were captured using Lee's Big Stopper. As you can see I love long-exposure photography and try my hand at it every chance I get. You can purchase any of my work at www.Photographybyazore.com|
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|Tosochatchee Wildlife Management Area, Orlando Florida.|
|Sanford Florida Marina. This image I edited using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, My favorite editing software along with PS CS5.|
|Panama City Beach, Florida.|
Washington Oaks State Park, Palm Coast, Florida and Key West, Florida
In this image I blended the sky taken in Key West Florida with the beach and rock scene from Washington Oaks State Park and this is the end result.
Captured off of an old Florida roadway in Flagler County. This was one of those images that screamed "TAKE ME HOME TO YOUR LIGHT ROOM" and so I did...
Boat harbor in Titusville Florida. My aim was not just for the boats but the tree in the background that split this image in half.
|Early morning sunrise|