Steve Oldham Photography

Landscape and Travel Photographer from Manchester, England

Posts from the ‘Trey Ratcliff’ category

The Louvre, Paris

I took part in a free Photowalk organised by Trey Ratcliff in Paris last autumn. It was scheduled to take place just as night fell, giving great opportunities for the creation of HDR images, and with one of the masters of the technique on hand to provide advice and guidance.

This is an image I took of the entrance to the Louvre museum.

Louvre Pyramids

It’s a three image composite, with post production in Lightroom, Photoshop, Photomatix and Topaz Adjust.

A key importance was the composition, ensuring the alignment of the pyramids with the centre of the building in the background, and also with the centre of the frame. Also key was the other tourists – as anyone who has been to the Louvre will know it’s a busy location, made even more so when there are several hundred photowalkers around the place with tripods everywhere!

I hope you enjoy it. This image is available for purchase as a Limited Edition print.

Paris

I’ve recently spent a few days shooting in Paris. My girlfriend was on a workshop with Trey Ratcliff and Miss Aniela, leaving me with a couple of days to shoot the city.

The first evening, Trey hosted a free PhotoWalk so I went along. Starting at the Place de la Concorde, we walked through the Jardin de Tuileries as the sun set, until we reached the Musee du Louvre at nightfall.

Musee du Louvre

It was a great experience, watching a professional like Trey at work – understanding how he composes the shot, how he sets his camera for optimum bracketed shots, even the details as the preferred lens of choice.

I’ve a long way to go to reach the levels Trey has reached, but with practice and perseverence my art can only improve.

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