#1 Be smart with your planning
IF YOU WANT TO TURN the vision in your mind into a perfectly executed photograph, it often pays to do some planning and preparation ahead of shooting. Jakub Bors (borsphoto.com) was meticulous in his build-up to taking this shot, and it shows.
“When it comes to photography I see the world around me full of drama, romance and saturation. I love to share my photos with all those ingredients and hope that they will create emotions in people who see them.
This photo, from under the Westminster Bridge in London, required, just like most of my photos, correct timing and preparation as I wanted to create a romantic movie-like scene. I spend a lot of time hunting around the web to get inspiration and find out the best possible spots and compositions for my next trip. I write them all down and then plan the photo shoot. This works great, especially when I am spending only a short period of time at one location and I don’t have time to discover the place by myself.
Westminster Bridge is a busy area and the timing for the street lamps, golden sky and sunset colours had to be right, with the February sunset lasting for only a short period of time. There was not much light under the bridge but plenty outside, so I had to bracket this shot and get tonal details for the entire picture before bringing them back by using Lightroom and Aurora HDR.”