Durdle Door, Dorset : Canon 5D : EF 17-40mm (20mm) : 1 sec : f22 : Cokin Nuances ND10 and ND3 grad filters
Welcome to O F F T H E G R I D photography magazine.
We all look to find new ways to spark our creativity. Great photography requires a constant motivation to search for new approaches in how to envision, capture and process our images. Over the past 20 years, the nature of photography has transformed beyond recognition. However, what constitutes a great image has never changed.
Creative photography, rather than being diluted in the digital age has grown and expanded. Opportunities to express unique visual perspectives through images are now more diverse and exciting than ever before. Photography remains neither solely an art nor a science. It has its feet firmly planted in both camps. Whilst you have to fully appreciate and master the technical aspects of your kit, without an appreciation of the nature of light and composition, and the elements of an image that can engage the viewer, you are unlikely to create inspiring images.
The beauty of photography has always been its ability to engage us emotionally. With the right skills, expertise and passion for photography, you can capture the imagination of others.