Everybody will agree with me when I say that planning of landscape shots is essential part of landscape photography.
I found a very useful tool for landscape photographers. It’s very nice application called The Photographer’s Ephemeris.
It was first launched in a desktop edition in beta form in 2009. Created for photographers by a photographer, TPE is designed to allow outdoor photography shoots to be planned to ensure the best light for your subject. And I can confirm TPE can helps you plan your outdoor shoot, with full details of how the sun and moon move across the land, which absolutely great .
Best part of it is, that it’s absolutely FREE for desktop computers!!!!
And of course it’s available as Universal App for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, which can be very handy, outside on location. It can be downloaded via iTunes.
Pinhole photography…..it’s simplest and magical way to do photography. You don’t need much, one box and a film medium. All the magic can begin. With pinhole camera you can enter a world of creative freedom, imagination and experimentation which alters your view of reality.
I built mine from pinhole camera kit, which you can easily get from amazon.co.uk. ( link)
Diameter of hole is approx. 0.16 mm which gives me focal length of 20mm and Fstop F/130
Have a look, how my pinhole camera looks like:
I’m still amazed what can be done with simple paper box with tiny hole in the front. 😉 I think sometimes it’s good to forget about perfect lenses, accurate viewfinders and electronic shutters. In fact, forget about the cameras you are used to and discover different world.
I set up little project for myself to do pinhole images of famous places and buildings. Who knows, maybe one day it will be a book….