In this post we are going to take a quick look at 10 of our favourite Smart Members Photos from 2016.
The strength and breadth of the imagery in the Smart community is better than we could ever of imagined.
We really liked how William photographed and edited this breathtaking sunset.
The moody clouds add a bit of drama and the light hitting the sea is lovely.
A great self portrait by Adam Kinrade.
His shallow depth of field really isolates him from the background with a very sharp focus on the eyes.
This can always be tricky when photographing yourself and usually requires multiple attempts.
Well done Adam!
We really like how Stephen has gone beyond just photographing a piece of street art.
The inclusion of the man walking towards it generates other meanings which we just love.
With this photograph Neil has demonstrated a great use of a fast shutter speed in order to freeze the water.
We couldn’t decide what is really going on in this photo but we had a lot of discussion about the possibilities.
Perhaps Darth Vader has used the force to light the Christmas Tree? why are there opened presents?
We will never know for sure but we like the mystery.
It took us a while to figure out what this image was.
A great use of creative cropping to not reveal too much which keeps the viewer guessing.
This is a great image of The Empire State Building and the rest of New York City.
The beautiful sunset also provide some lovely light that just catches the buildings and the off center composition allows you too explore the image.
Please see our blog post 10 Tips for New York Travel Photography if you want to see more great images of the Big Apple.
Great intimate wedding photography by David and surely an image that the couple will treasure for years to come.
A little bit of a wacky travel photo by Emily here.
Is the person putting his hands out like that to ask why are you photographing me? Has he lost something in the water and does Emily know the person being photographed?
This photograph by Daniele really shows a great use of shallow depth of field to isolate the fingers playing the guitar.
Elaine’s dark image was brightened by the addition of the rainbow that was formed from the waterfall.
We love the moody tones that really make us want to visit Iceland ASAP!