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Low Down Photography

Low down photography. By this I mean the opportunity to place the camera at a low level, sometimes on the ground, stabilized by my Manfrotto Pixi Evo Mini tripod, (it takes weight up to 5kg) and it's adjustable to rough terrain with limitations. Make sure a leg is in front so it balances the body and lens and doesn't fall over.

Say for instance, you wish to capture an image and there's a rock ledge to the left of you and it's not possible to leave the Pixi Evo stabilized on by itself, you may be able to hold the combined camera/tripod against the side of the ledge, lock your camera's settings and with a time delay set to take the shot. Also when viewing an image, think about the outcome you are after. Take the shot with a (finished scene created in mind). By the way, I do have a standard height Manfrotto tripod (horses for courses) when taking pictures.

Most of my images are processed in Adobe Photoshop CC and before processing, I try to imagine a scene I think that can be created that is different from a one shot Natural image by itself. Two or more images of the same theme structure may be combined to produce a Blend.

With a single image, it maybe good by itself or, with added two or more images of different theme structure, also to produce a Composite Blend. Nature isn't always perfect, sometimes it's fun to try and improve it.

The Volcano effect image is from 1/ocean rock +1/sky +1/image of bright red clouds used a couple of times. All edited in Photoshop.

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  • Natural - One shot image
  • Blend - Two or more images with the same theme
  • Composite- Two or more images of different compositional structure
  • Video - Low down Pic