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Landscape Photography: Table Mountain Long Exposure Abstract

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A first for me in my landscape photography portfolio – an abstract shot! I haven’t uploaded a video in a while & there has been a reason for that. I’ve finally decided to visit my home country, South Africa, after being away for five years so something a bit different from my usual Scottish landscape photography videos.

In this landscape photography video I travel to Bloubergstrand, just outside Cape Town, to look for a simple composition. I get set up on the beach for an abstract seascape long exposure of Table Mountain from across the bay.

For the composition I’ve focused on simplicity and colour. Using a 15 stop Lee Super Stopper ND filter, I smooth out the waves in the sea to create definite bands of colour – white strip of beach, turquoise and dark blue sea offset by Table Mountain with a cloudless sky.

I really enjoyed being home and spending time with my parents. Cape Town is mind-blowing – my favourite city without a doubt. If you get the chance to go there I highly encourage you to do so – you won’t be disappointed.

Hopefully you enjoy this video and, if you’re just getting into landscape photography, it inspires you to get out taking photos.

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Landscape Photography: Loch Lomond Jetty Long Exposure

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I’ve had an urge to do some more long exposure landscape photography but this time I decided to get away from Edinburgh & go for a two-hour drive to Loch Lomond in search of a simple composition. I’ve scoped this one out & have decided to shoot a long exposure of a jetty.

In this video, I’ll try to give you a bit more insight as to how I set up my shots for this type of landscape photography shot. You’ll remember in my last video I used a Lee Super Stopper (15 stop) that, when shooting in shadows, resulted in a crazily long shutter speed of 20 minutes. I’ve decided to have mercy on it & give it another bash before giving up & going back to a more manageable Big Stopper (10 stop). It was lucky as thankfully, in direct sunlight the shutter speed was just over 6 minutes. I talk you through how I use the Lee Filters app to calculate shutter speed for this long exposure.

I generally don’t shoot landscape photography shots with the subject dead centre but in this shot I wanted something simple & broke my usual rules so I’ll talk you through the composition as well. I also ended up having to adjust my game plan as when a boat went past I ended up discovering that the jetty moves when waves are kicked up.

I’ve got to say that this is definitely one of my favourite shots. The end image turned out to be absolutely stunning. The combination of a dark rain cloud above me & light breaking through the clouds on the horizon results in a dramatic image combined with the ND filter long exposure getting the water silky smooth & clouds streaking.

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Landscape Photography: Dalkeith Palace Long Exposure

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It’s been a while since my last video so I’ve decided to get out & about to do some long exposure landscape photography.

In this video I go to Dalkeith Country Park to take a shot of Dalkeith Palace which was built in 1702. In this landscape photography shot I try to find an unusual perspective by photographing the palace from behind a bridge. Things paid off as there was a waterfall at the location which allowed me to use my ND filter for a long exposure shot to get the water silky smooth.

I ended up replacing my smashed Lee Big Stopper with a Lee Super Stopper which blocks 15 stops of light as opposed to the 10 stops I had before. Unfortunately, I learnt the hard way that this would result in significantly long shutter speeds and the final image took around 20 minutes to expose properly. Left me with a lot of time to contemplate the meaning of life.

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Landscape Photography: Aberdour Pier Long Exposure Seascape (& my ND Filter bites the dust!)

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In this landscape photography on location video I take you through how I photographed Aberdour pier which is in Fife, Scotland – not far from St Monans where I photographed the zigzag pier in my previous video. I’m getting back into long exposure seascape photography so in this video I take you through how you go about finding a good subject, such as a pier, to photograph.

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Landscape Photography: Bridge to Nowhere Seascape

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I’m back to getting out & about. This is a bit of a bizarre one – the Bridge to Nowhere near Dunbar, Scotland. A first for me taking a seascape shot while standing in the sea & getting soaked by the incoming tide.

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Shooting Auroras: Tips & Tricks for Great Photos & Creating a Time-lapse

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Thought I’d do something different from my usual landscape photography vlog. This is a tutorial on tips & tricks to shoot great photos of auroras plus make a time-lapse. I talk through gear, essential techniques, camera settings as well as show you how to edit the photos in Adobe Lightroom plus guidance on how to create a time-lapse in Adobe Premier Pro.
The finished time-lapse can be viewed here: http://kvr.photo/videos/landscape-photography-aurora-over-st-abbs-lighthouse-time-lapse/

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Landscape Photography: Aurora Over St Abbs Lighthouse Time-lapse

This is a time-lapse of 117 images taken over roughly the course of an hour at St Abbs Lighthouse in Scotland, with an aurora kicking off out to sea in October 2015. You can view how I made this video here: http://kvr.photo/videos/shooting-auroras-tips-tricks-for-great-photos-creating-a-time-lapse/

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Landscape Photography: Tantallon Castle

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In this video I take you through how I planned & took a photo of a semi-ruined mid-14th-century castle, located east of North Berwick, in East Lothian, Scotland. It sits near a cliff edge with ominous Bass Rock island in the background out to sea.

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Landscape Photography: Scottish Highlands Part 4

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This is the fourth video in a series of landscape photography videos from my trip to the Scottish Highlands. In this video I take you through how I took two photos. One of a blown over dead tree on Loch Roe with the clouds streaking in the background to dramatic effect. The other of Clashnessie Beach which could be mistaken for a beach in Thailand.

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