Category Archives: Composition

Hits and Misses at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Sometimes when we’re on a driving holiday we can motor past a location that gives us a quick glimpse of photographic potential. We’re then faced with a split second decision whether we should double back or not. This article shares some hits and misses captured in less than 15 minutes during a short visit at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, one of our ‘double back’ locations in New Zealand. Continue reading Hits and Misses at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Composition Considerations at Nugget Point

One of the stops we wanted to make during our most recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand was the lighthouse at Nugget Point. The weather cooperated, starting out a bit dark and menacing, then turning partially sunny. This article features a small selection of photographs, and discusses some composition considerations I took into account while photographing at Nugget Point. Continue reading Composition Considerations at Nugget Point

Late Fall River Scenes at Wilkes Dam

There are some times of the year in Southern Ontario that tend to make it difficult to find some motivation to do landscape photography. Early December is one of those times. The leaves are down and everything can seem seem drab and lifeless. Yesterday morning it was bright and calm. I took the opportunity to capture some late fall river scenes at Wilkes Dam in Brantford. Continue reading Late Fall River Scenes at Wilkes Dam

Landscape Compositions at Burntcoat Head

The Bay of Fundy fills and empties 160 billion tons of water twice each day with the rise and fall of the tides. There are numerous places along the Bay of Fundy to capture some interesting images with Burntcoat Head being one of those ‘not to miss’ locations. My wife and I spent some time capturing some landscape compositions at Burntcoat Head during our recent visit to Nova Scotia. Continue reading Landscape Compositions at Burntcoat Head

Change of Plan Visiting Wilkes Dam

A few weeks ago I headed off to Wilkes Dam in Brantford Ontario with a friend. Our objective was to capture some images of Bald Eagles. Well…the eagle only showed up for a minute or two and was too far away to even attempt getting a photograph. Suffice to say we ended up with a change of plan visiting Wilkes Dam. Continue reading Change of Plan Visiting Wilkes Dam

Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography

Back in 1906 Wilfred Pareto created a mathematical formula that he used to explain the uneven distribution of wealth in Italy. Over time that formula became known as the Pareto Principle. Through the years it has been used to describe a wide range of situations. At its core Pareto Principle contains the 80/20 rule. It means that 80% of an outcome is created by 20% of the activities or inputs. This article discusses applying the Pareto Principle photography. Continue reading Applying the Pareto Principle to Photography