Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Off to New Horizons!

©Michael Herrmann

Monday, December 16, 2013

Still Life or Wild Sea?

Both photos have been taken in the last two weeks. One during a Camera Club meeting, the other at the beach in St.Finians Bay, County Kerry. I live here, I teach photography and I like what I´m doing. The aspects and options in photography are endless. You will find out what you like about it. What counts is the image, not the fancy camera on your tripod. Believe in yourself and not in Photoshop. You will discover an amazing world. Michael Herrmann 2013

Christmas Party Ballinskelligs 2013

All photos copyright by Michael Herrmann 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Photowalk at Lough Currane

The current calm weather is perfect for a walk along our lakes and rivers in Kerry. You will see amazing reflections of places that are usually swept with a breeze or strong wind. The tripod can even stand in the water and a polarizer filter will allow you to control reflections. The photos above were taken at Waterville Lake or Lough Currane. The lake is famous for salmon and trout fishing and produces specimen fish every year.Fishing in Ireland
©Michael Herrmann

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Digital Photography Class Ballinskelligs Community Centre

Ballinskelligs coast and Horse Island during low tide

I´m starting a new Digital Photography course in Ballinskelligs on Monday November 4th. The class is running for 6 weeks, two hours each Monday from 2-4pm.
You are going to learn about the right camera settings, the use of light and effective composing of an image. The class will be held at Ballinskelligs Community hall but if weather conditions are good we are going out the make the most of the beautiful scene around Ballinskelligs.
If you are interested please contact the centre on 0669479111.
©Michael Herrmann 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Light, Shape and Photography

The photos below were taken on a rather remote beach near Ballinskelligs. I used a Canon 5dmkII and two lenses, a 50mm macro and  Canon 40mm pancake lens. Most photos were taken with a tripod.  I used the mirror lock option.
All shots were done with ISO 100 and the Aperture was between 10 and 32.
The light was very intense but beautiful and it was just a bliss to be out.
Due to the strong sunlight and the low tide I noticed all kind of reflections and shapes.
I did not use any filter or other enhancement equipment.
 In Lightroom, the photos were sharpened only and the watermark was added.
©Michael Herrmann 2013