Lee Pengelly – Landscape & Travel Photographer.

Lee has been shooting the landscape for years perfecting his craft at home and abroad. Favouring the wide scenic Lee aims to draw you in to his pictures. Follow his travel tips to lift your holiday snaps to the next level.

A framed photograph naturally draws the viewer into a picture leading the eye toward a subject within that frame. By using natural frames whilst shooting you can create this effect in camera. Flowers, trees and arched bridges can all act as frames within a frame. Using a wide aperture of between F4 and F8 will throw the foreground frame out of focus making the main subject stand out more. The focussing technique can be tricky and sometimes it’s best to switch to manual focus to prevent the cameras autofocus sensor being fooled into focussing on the nearest subject. Flowers work well creating colourful blobs around the image edges, looking for contrasting or complimentary colours for the framed subject can also enhance this technique. The technique can also be used to hide unwanted objects such as cars, litter bins and people.

Images:

Spis Casle, Slovakia. 2secs at F16 iso 100.