SHOOT LIKE A PRO
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.