I have a secret passion subject, churches. I love to photograph them; if I visit a town I will always visit the church or cathedral and spend a lot of time there.
Why do I like this subject?
They are amazing examples of architectural, sculpted and painted art and as a subject all these different elements can juxtapose each other depending on the history of the church.
One thing about churches is that they always seem to be dark (modern churches seem to be brighter with larger windows) and to take pictures in them you need a high ISO or a fast lens.
The picture above was taken in a church in Warsaw and it is the brightest (old) church I have ever been to and the saturation of the colour just hits you. I loved it as a subject. I had quite a bit of time to take shots here and was the only person there. Even with the brightness of the church I had to shoot at f2.8, although using my DoF calculator I knew this would be enough to have the altar in focus as well as the surrounding art.
Do you also have a passion for photographing churches? Let me know in the comment box below as well as any other comments you might have.
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