SHOOT LIKE A PRO

Trail (UK) - - HOPEGILL HEAD -

In the lat­est in his series of ex­pert tips, Lake­land pho­tog­ra­pher Mark Gil­li­gan ex­plains how he cap­tured some of his favourite moun­tain shots to help you cre­ate your win­ning photo.

“Not all of the spec­ta­cles we see in the moun­tains oc­cur on-high. We have an abun­dance of fan­tas­tic moun­tain wa­ter­falls which cre­ate dra­matic shots. There are many ways to shoot them, but while I am a fan of the silky wa­ter ef­fect I also like to shoot them with­out ef­fects.” Cam­era Fu­ji­film X-Pro2 Lens Fu­ji­film XF10-24mm f/4 Ex­po­sure 1/400sec, f/11, ISO 200

The River Esk un­der Hard Knott, Lake Dis­trict. Max­i­mum zoom and the com­po­si­tion cap­tures the lo­ca­tion and the power of the wa­ter nat­u­rally. A Lee Fil­ters 0.6 medium grad fil­ter en­hances the threat­en­ing sky. The com­po­si­tion en­sures that the swoop of the fells from left to right cre­ates a pleas­ing ‘Y’ shape, with the pas­sage of the wa­ter through the gap. Spot-me­tered on the dif­fer­ing light sources in the fore­ground but not on the wa­ter. Cam­era is hand­held – no tri­pod re­quired.

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