Well we are coming to the end of day three in Phnom Penh and soon we will be heading South. We are well settled in our hotel and making the most of the long days and dry weather. Humidity is not a problem here but hydration is essential. Lots of water is being drunk to keep us going. I always find I have to shoot myself in on these workshops. I can not flick a switch and see beautiful images in my mind. The first few days I have struggled to get what I want but not for the want of opportunities. Watching the experts shoot much of the knack is anticipation, getting in the right place in good time. Like birding, sometimes you wait for the picture to come to you. Slowly you get into the habit of looking all around the frame for incongruities, things that don’t belong in a strong image. The light can be challenging as the day wears on. Harsh sunlight creates strong contrast and dynamic range that will blow you either end of the histogram if you are not careful. Shadow becomes a prize.
Although I have not yet produced an image I am happy with I will offer a few shots that wriggled through the reject filter. I hope you find something to enjoy.
I also apologise that I am behind with “blog following” and I shall endeavour to catch up soon.