Dorset Portrait and Landscape Photographer at Portland Bill
As a Portrait Photographer I also have a keen interest in Landscape photography. Actually in all things photographic, you may have seen many newborn photos, family photographs but also some of my personal work such as star and moon photography. This Christmas has been very busy. I managed to get to Weymouth and Portland to do some images of the lovely Jurassic coast. You may have seen my night images of Portland Bill. This time it was daytime and I went up with the Lovely Zoe (with her great orange cat hat) for some post Christmas exercise and also to see what the blustery and wet weather might have brought to the Bill.
We need not have worried. There were lovely blue skies and lots of wind. This meant the sea was very rough which can add some great drama to the proceedings. One thing to bear in mind is that you must stay safe. This means making sure you aren’t going to be swept to sea, or that your camera will be either. This time I took my new Nikon J1 with 10-30mm kit lens. It’s a great small lightweight kit with great image quality for this sort of landscape photography without the bulk. If you’d like to book on one of my courses on how to learn how to use your camera or to book a one 2 one session for some landscape tuition then contact me on my tuition page or my dorset photography training courses.
After driving to Portland bill and parking at the car park we went for a walk around the rocks, including Pulpit rock. There was some lovely spray here and the wind meant you had to watch your step. This was where the 30fps mode of the Nikon J1 came in handy to catch the spray as it washed across pulpit rock.
There was also some lovely foam from the rough sea’s nearby and for this I got down low and shot at the wide end of the zoom. I think for landscape and environmental photography you need to be close to get some drama into the image and this was no exception.
Without further ado – here are some of the images from the day.
And here’s a slideshow of the images.