Having seen the results of #NoFilter Madrid and #NoFilter Geneva, when I was invited by London City Airport to take part in their #NoFilter Dublin campaign, I was not only super enthusiastic, but revisiting my photos really made me wish I could pop back to Dublin.
When I visited two years ago, it was without a fancy digital camera. My early model LG smartphone was void of the fancy filters the iPhone 5c I now carry around offers, my photos of Dublin are therefore raw, and truly express the city as I visited it.
I’ve visited places in the past where I’ve either been underwhelmed or entirely surprised to see a destination because of the filters people have used on their snaps. Dublin definitely pleasantly surprised me.
In September 2012 summer still hadn’t arrived in Dublin and it was freezing in the shadows of the Dublin Castle courtyard. I captured the sun peaking around the turrets and the outline of the facade against the morning sky. I’m not normally one for artsy, ambient photos, but I’m quite proud of this one.
- Don’t take the shot everyone else is taking. Avoid just taking selfies in front of every landmark. Take something different and special which others might not have thought of.
- Be first on the scene. Get up before the crowds to get photos in the best light and avoid randoms in your photos whose presence, facial expressions and stances you cannot control and may need to edit later. This also allows you to see points of interest before they’re busy which is a definate bonus.
- Trial and Error – It might take a couple of attempts before you get it right. Be critical and try again if something’s not working. Practice makes perfect and with digital cameras, you can take as many as you need to and delete later.
#spon: This post was made possible by London City Airport and I received Amazon vouchers for my contribution.