Tag Archives: Phorographic technique

Few compositional elements bring a smile to a landscape photographer's face than a well-placed reflection. Reflections generally signal other favorable conditions are present for impactful images. Conditions such as mist and low winds generally help create sharp reflections. Mornings offer the best opportunity to find crisp reflections. The presence of a reflection increases the compositional impact to an otherwise pedestrian composition and increasing compositional opportunities tenfold. While the opportunities are endless, you will need...

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Zooming into Landscapes

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Ask any ten photographers what a landscape photo is, and you will get ten different answers. The truth is that most of their definitions would be correct. There really is no set definition; you just know it when you see it. I define landscape photos as any image that conveys the photographer's connection to the outdoor environment. That leaves the door open to any subject. It can be representational, impressionistic, abstract, urban, minimalist, rural, and...

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Much like a moth's attachment to a light bulb, Landscape photographers are drawn to waterfalls. Waterfalls offer photographers dynamic opportunities for image creation. Multiple compositions, like leading lines or S curves, provide an excellent starting point for impactful images. Waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes and can be found anywhere in the world. They transform themselves throughout the seasons, overflowing in Spring and frozen in winter. Waterfalls in the lower latitudes that don't see...

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