Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you have all started 2017 with enthusiasm for photography! I certainly have. I have learnt a lot of photography skills in 2016, but there is always more to learn.
This is my New Year's quote for 2017:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. ~ Neil Gaiman
This year I will be doing something I've never done before. A 365 day photography blog! It will push my creativity and will make me try new things. I invite you to join me in my quest to better my photography skills.
How I created this photo:
1. I went out in the cold night and set up my camera on a tripod.
2. My camera settings:
Photo no.1; ISO-2000 (for the stars), 20 sec, f/4.5, 18mm.
Photo no.2; ISO-400 (for the trees), 30 sec, f/5.6, 18mm.
3. I took two photos, one of the stars and one for the trees. I painted in the light with a flashlight .
4. In Photoshop, I brought out the best in each photo and combined them with Layer Masks.
I sincerely hope that you will have a good new year!
You are welcome to give me advice and comment on my photos.