Dubrovnik Travel Photography

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This day was the last day that we had before we left for our 1 week yacht your through Croatia. The port is outside of the walls, so Lia and I wanted to see what else there was to see before we left. We saw that Franjo Tudjman Bridge was close by, so we decided to check it out.

Up on the bridge, for me, it was kind of scary. I am ok with heights, but it still can make me feel uneasy. Also, the bridge is a fast road, so I was pretty much surrounded by dangerous things. But that did not stop me, I wanted to see what kind of views the bridge had.

For my style of photography, I do tend to like darker moodier images, and if I am shooting in the middle of the day, I do like a lot of clouds that have detail. I do not like a plain blue sky because it looks plain to me. So typically, when I have a plain blue sky, I will try not to include as much sky as I can in my images.

As we were heading back, the sun was getting lower and I remembered that I also like to shoot directly into the sun and the reflection of the sun on the water because it something that cannot really be seen with the naked eye. I expose for the brightness of the sun, so everything else is underexposed while the sun and the reflection of the sun in properly exposed. I would have loved if the sun was lower so that it would have helped my composition, but we had to head back early to get to a mandatory dinner/meeting on the boat.

In the video, I mention how I know if a shot is good or not. When I look at the back of the screen and it gives me this feeling that I like the photo, then I know it is a good photo. It is hard to explain, but this feeling does not happen for all of my photos and when I am taking photos, I am chasing this feeling. I will be in areas that I know there is a photo somewhere, I just need to find it. So my advice to any photographer that is reading this is to shoot more and find those images that pop. Just don’t look at something and take a snapshot, snapshots are for memories.

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