Category Archives: Landscape Photography

New Zealand Roads Part 1

As photographers it can sometimes be an interesting creative experiment to shoot to a theme. Before we left for our recent trip to New Zealand I decided to include some images of roads as a part of our field work for our upcoming photography e-book. For those of us that enjoy driving holidays, roads can tell us a lot about a destination. In many ways they are the soul of a country. Let’s take a look at some New Zealand roads…mainly on the North Island. This is Part 1 of a two part article. Continue reading New Zealand Roads Part 1

Wai-O-Tapu through the eyes of a beginner

During our recent trips to the western USA and New Zealand my wife has started capturing quite a few photographs, mainly using a Nikon 1 V2 fitted with a 1 Nikon 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD zoom. This article will give readers a glimpse of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland through the eyes of a beginner. Continue reading Wai-O-Tapu through the eyes of a beginner

Increasing Landscape Image Impact

We’ve all faced situations where the jpeg file of an image we’ve created just seems flat and lifeless, even though we may like the original composition. When this happens it can be a very disappointing experience. I’ve been shooting in RAW + jpeg fine for many years as I always like to see how my camera has captured a jpeg file. This helps me determine a game plan when using the RAW version of the file. This article features an image from a recent trip to New Zealand and illustrates how increasing landscape image impact can be quick and simple. Continue reading Increasing Landscape Image Impact

Posting Number 300

This article is a bit of a milestone as it represents number 300 in terms of the number of postings on my photography blog. As this occasion has been approaching I’ve been wondering about what topic to cover. I decided to share some images from New Zealand that will be included in one of my forthcoming photography e-books.  Continue reading Posting Number 300

White Balance Impact on Sunset Images

Photographing sunsets is something that most photographers enjoy. Some folks who choose to shoot in jpeg sometimes find it a challenge to get their sunset images to look dramatic. The is especially true if they do not make any adjustments in post. This article shows some simple examples of how changing white balance and adjusting exposure compensation can impact sunset images. Continue reading White Balance Impact on Sunset Images

Alternative sunset images

Yesterday evening I happened to look out from the window of my home office. The sky was almost aflame in a spectacular sunset. I quickly grabbed a camera, jumped in the car and headed off to the harbour, hoping to catch it in all of its glory. Arriving about 4 minutes later I discovered that I was too late. Although disappointed, experience has taught me to always look to the north and east as some alternative sunset images are sometimes possible. Continue reading Alternative sunset images