Something that moves us – Beverley Pestana Inacio
On a recent trip to the coast, I landed a job for a local Real Estate Company. The brief was to SIMPLY give them an image they had never seen before of the coastline and have something recognisable in it. The idea was that their clients would know exactly where the picture was taken.
Having a limited range of equipment with me and no way of hiring anything at such short notice, I decided to follow some of the advice I give to my students on the Fundamentals course.
“Get up early and make the best of what you have.”
I followed the brief – by photographing on an overcast day, which goes against the rules of “Beautiful” seascapes, I used a really slow shutter speed to capture the movement of the waves and added something recognisable in the composition – if you’ve been to KZN you’ll know where this is. Shutter speed as a main control allows you to prolong the moment, it also allows you to share the moment with the viewer.
I used the Sigma 10-20mm for these shots, Aperture F22, ISO 200, 0.3 shutter speed and lens sigma 10-20mm@20mm WB set to Fluorescent and the camera to Vivid.
These images are so special to me because I feel like I’ve created something different. I’ve moved away from the blue sky, mid-morning, fast shutter speed shot – the “rat pack” of photography shots that a simple google search click will reveal. I’ve moved away from the pin sharp pixel mentality… and created art. I hope these will inspire you, when next in Durban to get up early, take the camera down to the beach and shoot – and don´t forget your grey card! Why not enrol for our next Outdoor Photography course so we can help you free your imagination?