Incorporating a foreground element in our compositions is an important way to add a feeling of depth to our landscape images. This approach, combined with our choice of focal length and aperture can help create deep depth-of-field.
Since more people are resuming travel that was interrupted by a couple of years of COVID-19 lockdowns, we thought a quick review of some landscape photography fundamentals may be helpful.
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This article shares some New Zealand memories and various photographs which were created during a number of visits to this spectacular country.
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I was reviewing some old photography files recently and went through some images of French Polynesia circa 2006. These images were captured handheld using a 4 MP Kodak DX6490 zoom camera. As I was re-processing some of these jpeg photographs it occurred to me that some readers may find them of interest.
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This article shares a selection of photographs of Tundra Swans in Aylmer, captured handheld at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area. Each spring during migration season between 10,000 and 60,000 birds make a stop at this location.
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This article features a selection of geometric compositions that were captured handheld with Nikon 1 gear while on a tour of Italy. As noted in an earlier article, Learning to See More, geometric compositions can pop out when using ‘soft eyes’ technique.
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It can be instructive to remember that sometimes less can be more when it comes to how we compose an image. In my last article I mentioned that we can learn a great deal by going through old images and thinking about how we could improve them. This posting discusses lessons that I learned from reviewing three old photographs captured back in the fall of 2014.
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This article features a selection of photographs captured handheld with Nikon 1 gear while on a Palermo walking tour. I’ve always found it fascinating how people can be in the same place at the same time, and see the world around them so differently.
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This article discusses photographing killdeer in Cuba and shares a selection of handheld images of killdeer along a stream. Killdeer are a member of the plover family and are found extensively throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
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This article shares some images of a red legged thrush and discusses how the photographs were captured, as well as illustrating some cropping options.
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Scooters in Italy seem as plentiful as pigeons when travelling in cities. This article shares a selection of scooter images captured while on a bus tour of Italy in 2019.
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