Photo Techniques

Harriman State Park-When ever I shoot landscapes a foreground element is very important to me. Sometimes I spend more time looking at foregrounds than the actual composition. Having said that more times than not I think it adds so much more interest to the image. It provides a starting point for the viewer and it creates added visual interest. Continue reading

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Plane Tickets

Many times when I’m about to leave the house to shoot I let my wife know where I’m going. It’s usually at some ridiculous hour in the  morning but she does manage to mutter slowly “haven’t you been there before?”. My answer usually is ” yeah but I want to take a better picture there”. Sometimes we get caught up in thinking that we have to travel  to exotic locations to get dramatic light with the perfect landscape. Don’t get me wrong if someone leaves a plane ticket on my kitchen table for Glacier National Park , I’m there. Unfortunately, chances of that happening are slim to none. You can’t be a great photographer waiting for that plane ticket. Your skills will get better and decision making faster by shooting more images locally. The location doesn’t  define the photographer. How you creatively interpret that landscape is the key. Continue reading

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