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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Our friends at Nikon Rumors have published an article that I wrote for the website, Catch-as-catch-can New Zealand travel photography with the Nikon 1 J5 and Nikon 1 V3 cameras. Readers interested in viewing this new article can use the link provided. Continue reading New Zealand Travel Photography on Nikon Rumors
As photographers we may have different views on how to approach travel photography. Some folks like to allow multiple days to photograph key locations. This increases their chances of having ideal conditions. No doubt this can contribute to some truly spectacular photographs. It’s likely that this level of photographic quality wouldn’t have been possible if lighting and weather had been left to chance. A completely different approach is to purposely allow oneself to be at the mercy of Mother Nature’s whims. This article discusses the benefits of ‘catch-as-catch-can’ travel photography.
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Many of us enjoy self-drive sightseeing and photographic holidays. No doubt we have all come upon some dramatic scenery that caused us to pull over to create some images. This short article shares some Lindis Valley landscape composition options, and discusses the rationale behind them.
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On March 13, 2019 I will be doing a New Zealand Tip-to-Tip presentation for the Grimsby Photo Group. The event is being held at Grimsby Town Hall, 160 Livingstone Avenue, from 7 PM to 9 PM. Continue reading New Zealand Tip-to-Tip Presentation
This short article shares some images of construction en route to Kaikoura New Zealand. Sometimes conditions dictate unusual shooting conditions – like photographing one handed while driving. While our photographs may not be stellar in these situations, the life memories they help preserve for us can be priceless. Continue reading Construction En Route to Kaikoura
Sometimes when we buy a camera, a standard kit zoom lens is included in the package. The quality of these lenses can vary quite a bit and some folks rarely, if ever, use them. This article features a selection of images captured by my wife during our last trip to New Zealand. All of her images were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 equipped with a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD kit zoom lens. Continue reading Travel Photography with a Kit Zoom Lens
The past few weeks have been an absolute blur. I’ve been busy updating this website, making changes to my YouTube channel, and putting in some long hours working on my upcoming bird photography eBook. This article features a selection of New Zealand North Island bird photography images that I captured hand-held during our most recent trip. I did the best I could identifying the species in the photographs featured in this article. If any readers notice any incorrect bird identifications, please feel free to correct me as needed!
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I’d like to thank each and every one of our readers for taking the time to visit our photography blog during the past 12 months. We certainly had a busy year together! Looking forward towards 2019 there are a number of projects in the hopper that we hope will be of interest to you. Continue reading Looking Forward Towards 2019