Do You See What I See?

If you walked up to this scene what photograph would you see? Would you immediately go for your wide angle lens (the wider the better??) in your desire to capture everything, to take it all in? Or would you go right for the telephoto lens in order to tell a more intimate story? Maybe zoom… Read More

Don’t Forget The Foreground

A Place To Start. In landscape photography, forgetting to include a prominent foreground element can often make or break a photo. No matter how beautiful the scene in the distance is, if your foreground(or lack thereof) falls flat or lacks interest, often so to will the photograph. I look at the foreground as a place… Read More

Photography 101: Experiment With Composition.

Landscape or Portrait~ Experiments in Composition When you’re out photographing, especially if your photographing a popular and often photographed location, try experimenting with composition. I different point of view can mean the difference between just another photo like all the rest, or a truly unique image.

Crop In Your Head First.

Cropping for composition at the time of capture.   The 2:3 Curse. Most digital cameras capture images in a 2:3 ratio. Quite often though that ratio of height to width isn’t going to work to give you the best representation of the scene you’re trying to photograph. That’s why cropping is such a great tool.… Read More

Portrait, Landscape, Both?

When out photographing landscapes have you ever wondered, “when is a good time to try a vertical composition?” The answer:  Immediately after photographing the scene horizontally of course! Personally I find that in a scene like this the vertical composition adds more depth to the photograph. Which is also why so many of my waterfall… Read More

Nice Legs!

All Three Of Them. – At night, even if I wasn’t trying to capture the movement of the water fountain, I’d need a long exposure for this scene due to the low light. That means tripod –  If you want consistently sharp, well composed photos, buy a tripod. I don’t care how advanced the image stabilization… Read More