The Last Glow of Summer!

I was fortunate enough to capture the last glow of Summer before the Autumn Equinox kicked in.

Ready for the Autumn/Fall season?

I feel ready, and I’m prepared as I have my Autumn/Winter jacket at the ready the second it starts to get colder and would love to hear your responses.

Alex Smithson

Date of Photograph Produced: Sunday 16th September 2018

The Concept of Expression: Thomas Rodrigues

The next model I have picked to photograph for my photography series is my close friend, Thomas Rodrigues.

This photo-set is very brief as I wanted to capture some hidden emotions in this small photo-set that I felt were and were not obvious at first but would be on the second glance.

Thomas is a natural in front of the camera as he was confident, calm and collective and wasn’t afraid to express himself freely.

 

All of these photos were so good that I edited them in-house with Instagram’s Inkwell filter to Black & White. These photos are just as good in colour as they are in Black & White and I was impressed with the final result of this photo-set.

This photo-set, for me, is a remarkable improvement in the photography skills I currently have, as I’ve always intended on improving on my work every time I produce a photo-set.

Photography isn’t just about improving on what you already know, rather it’s the hunger and passion to produce the work and the attention you pay to every small detail of a photograph that really matters.

It’s not just all in the details, it’s all in the passion and whether you have a keen eye to do photography.

For me, I can say I have a keen eye in my own photography work as I produce the photography work, and I oversee the work I produce, as my photography work is me showing all of you what I can do, and the photography work that I produce myself is my own signature, as this is the work I want you to see; the reality instead of the expectation.

Also, mental health is something close to my heart, and with these photos, especially the photo-sets I produce, I intend for my work to raise awareness and give hope that you can always be yourself, you can always express yourself freely and always be open in a world that expects otherwise and there’s absolutely no shame in being open with everyone.

The captions I use on the photo-sets I produce I have made myself as I intend to explore real emotions, but also capture hidden emotions that aren’t visible at first glance but will become visible on the second or third glance.

If you feel there are any improvements I could make for next time, please comment below what you feel I could improve on for the future photo-sets I intend to produce.

Alex Smithson

DSLR Used: Nikon D3300

Lens Used: 18 – 55 mm NIKKOR Lens

London is Beautiful…As Always!

London is always beautiful where the scenery comes into motion and today was no different.

Please see below the original, unedited photograph, including the edited version.

I felt this photo stood out more unedited and edited because it has a mixture of both, though I wanted to make sure the photo would pop and show some details that may have not been noticeable before but will be noticeable now.

Original Version

Edited Version

Did you travel up to London today or in the last few weeks?

I would love to hear your responses below.

Alex Smithson

The Shard By Dusk!

After a long and tiring journey on Thursday, I couldn’t resist capturing a photograph of The Shard By Dusk whilst I waited for my last train to arrive to get me home.

Original Photo

Edited Black & White Version

Did you get caught in the rainfall on the way home from your daily commute?

I would love to hear your responses. Please feel free to comment below.

Alex Smithson

Date of Photograph Produced: Thursday 6th September 2018

The Sky’s the Limit for London!

The sky was most certainly the limit for London on Thursday morning, bearing in mind I was on a long journey, and it was a wonderful sight to see London looking peaceful first thing in the morning.

Original Photo

Edited Photo

Were you in London in the early hours of Thursday morning?

If so, was it tranquil and peaceful for you, or was it busy and packed for you where you were?

I would love to hear your responses. Please feel free to comment below.

Alex Smithson

Date of Photograph Produced: Thursday 6th September 2018

Nature’s Early Autumnal Blossom!

Nature blossomed early ahead of the Autumn season that’s due to arrive soon.

Is nature showing her autumnal blossom early for you where you are?

I would love to hear your responses. Please tell me in the comments below.

Alex Smithson

Date of Photograph Produced: Thursday 6th September 2018

Nature’s Glow!

Nature’s glow shines through ahead of the Autumnal cold weather that is due to arrive soon.

Is nature glowing where you are?

Got any flowers blossoming that give off nature’s glow?

I would love to know and if you’ve published any photography work on nature, please leave a link below for me to see if nature is glowing for you as I would love to see how nature has blossomed for you where you are.

Alex Smithson

Forking Hell!

It sure was a forking thunderbolt!

What a forking liberty!

Did you witness the forking thunderbolt?

I want to hear how the storm made you feel after the intense heatwave. Please tell me in the comments below.

Alex Smithson