Join our photo lessons at the Vanderbilt Mansion, which is one of the excellent locales in the rotation of many Hudson Valley venues that offer terrific photo opportunities.
The panoramic view of the Hudson and across the great river offers a myriad of photo ops. You might try panning as a boat travels by, or apportion your angle to dwarf the shore across by filling most of the frame with a rich cloud formation as the sun is setting.
Macro photography of the flowers can be successful and with an Aperture Priority approach you can highlight one saturated blossom by blurring the background to create an impressionistic sensibility that brings one back to Manet or the other painters of the Impressionist era. Fill the frame completely with the petals of the flower, edge to edge, and your viewer will get lost in the parallel universe of the complexity of the blossom. Move back and try a uniform focus approach to get a sea of colors and shapes connected by a constant green backdrop of the leaves within the scene.
Shutter Speed priority techniques will be covered by the little waterfall on the creek that is accessorized with a lovely wooden foot bridge. A fast shutter speed creates a crystal clear, split second moment of the ever moving water. Use a slower shutter speed and you’ll achieve a velvety smooth depiction of the moving water.
Framing techniques, such as a sturdy tree trunk on the right that leads to the 200 acres of lovely landscaping or to the majestic exterior of the mansion itself.
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