Capturing Nature Photography In Regents Park


These images were taken in 2014 in Regents Park for the purpose of increasing my photography skills.

The random images taken were of nature photography in Regents Park. The photography that I usually do is wedding events, however I am keen on broadening my skills and knowledge through trying different types of photography. I love detailed photography and want to try out macro photography.

However at the time I didn’t own a macro lens, as my only lens was the standard 24 to 70mm lens. I decided to experiment and see what I was able to capture using the tools available to me. There was no planning or high expectation of what I will be capturing on the day. I walked around Regents Park and was looking for interesting objects to photograph.

It was a nice bright sunny day in spring of April 2014, I shot in the natural light without any flash or lighting equipment, relying on my camera and the low ISO settings to get a clean image.

The settings that I used in the camera are the following:

  • ISO 200
  • Aperture value was F/2.8, as everything was portrait and I didn’t need a higher F stop to have everything in the focus.
  • Shutter Speed was between 1/80 to 1/600, everything was shot handheld without any tripod.
  • I shot everything in raw format to get the best results, keeping all the raw data for the post production process.

Post-Production

The retouching of these images was simple and straightforward. I experimented with software and settings to get the results above.

Here are the following process that usually do:

  • I use Adobe Bridge to colour correct and enhance the image on Camera Raw
  • Using Adobe Photoshop with Nik software plug-ins to further enhance and sharpening up the image for the final results.

Overall I am happy with my results, as i feel that it was a good achievement for the first time.

Project Details


Location: Regents Park, London, UK

Equipment

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Captured

Format: Camera Raw Image (CR2)

Post-production

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software


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