A brilliant days workshop in the woods with Marc Robbins & Demi Ray Oral
Last weekend I attended a woodland workshop run by Marc Robbins & Demi Ray Oral, two photographers right on top of their game at present and each with a portfolio to die for with regards to woodland & landscape photography.
I‘ve been using a square filter kit made by NISI for a while now and although I’ve been very pleased with the performance of them it’s not the lightest or smallest package to carry around. Searching around on the internet I found the K&F Magnetic Filter System at a reasonable cost so I ordered one to see how a magnetic kit would work out for me.
I’ve been shooting and editing to black and white almost exclusively since before Christmas and since the beginning of the New Year I’ve been shooting with a monochrome view through the live view of my camera.
A few photos from the past weekend, shooting with just the Leica M10-P & Summicron 40mm f2. It’s a great camera for casual landscape and outdoor photography, the ease of use making it the perfect companion.
The best part of wanting to shoot more ‘outdoor’ photography is that where I live we have plenty of woodland around us and it’s the perfect way to get out and about – and to lose yourself for an hour or two.
I’m a newbielandscape and outdoor photographer.
I have no real past experience of shooting landscapes and it’s something I’ve come to quite late in my photography life. The best part of wanting to shoot more ‘outdoor’ photography is that where I live we have plenty of woodland around us and it’s the perfect way to get out and about – and to lose yourself for an hour or two.
Well, it’s been a mad few days hasn’t it – and that goes for the whole world, not just for us here in the UK.
I’m not going to say it doesn’t scare the shit out of me and my loved ones, especially when you take a look at the supermarkets and see the lack of supplies to hand available.
However, it’s not going to stop me – I will be careful with my ‘social distancing’ but it’s given me a great idea to finally get off my backside and start a little project.
Quite closeby, certainly in walking distance we have a wood and so to get out of the house whilst trying to avoid people as best I can, I’m going to dust off my trusty tripod and head over there maybe a couple of days a week to document it.
Now, for sure I am no landscape kind of guy, I really have no real clue when it comes to that sort of photography, but it will force me to learn a bit and think outside the box.
I’m going to shoot it all in black and white which should be interesting, but as I see better in black and white it makes sense. I’m going to stick primarily to a prime lens and I’m goi g to try and shoot it all at different times of the day.
So let’s see how we go with this little challenge
Stay safe out there people and be nice to each other, I’m sure we’ll get through this – we just need to have some patience and compassion with each other.