Professional photographer Nick Smith shares his top photography tips for capturing the best snaps during your stay at Rotunda. Nick has taken most of the pictures you’ll find on our website.
I’m sure most photographers are like me and just love getting up high and having a different view of the world and in Birmingham, Staying Cool at Rotunda is the downtown uptown place to see the city. If you’ve been you’ll know, if you’ve not, you should!
The lovely people at Staying Cool asked me for some photography tips to pass on and whilst I’m not quite grand enough to give advice, I would say…
Sleep with the curtains open for sunrise.
Have a snifter on the terrace at Sunset.
Take a picture before bed.
And go train spotting in the morning.
Try that panoramic setting on your iPhone.
Frame your pictures carefully.
The people are nice too.
And when you’re out of inspiration, open the door on those lovely Staying Cool washing machines, they’re like jet engines.
Finally, my last photography tips. If you’re using the iPhone photo app, my best recipe is to use Brilliance, Brightness, Shadows and just a hint of Vignette but go easy on the Saturation!
If you want to know more about Nick and his work, check out his website, Twitter or Instagram.
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