- New: Understanding Post-Processing in Adobe Lightroom
- Interesting Photo of the Day: High Up in Longsheng, China
- 8 Ways to Make Your Landscape Photography More Meaningful (Video)
Posted: 14 Jun 2014 08:19 PM PDT
Understanding Post-Processing is a unique educational tool from an award-winning travel photographer. You learn through action, by working on the 10 provided RAW files and following the steps in the 10 video tutorials. Every important technique is illuminated in more depth through the 52 additional examples that are de-constructed. The knowledge you'll gain will save you countless hours. There's a decade's worth of trial, error and evolution covered in these videos. We were able to arrange a 45% discount for our readers until Friday, simply remember to use the discount code PICTURECORRECT at checkout. Found here: Understanding Post-Processing
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About the Author - Mitchell Kanashkevich is a travel/documentary photographer. His work has appeared in magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Vanity Fair, Lonely Planet Traveler, Geographical UK and has made its way into private photo collections around the world. Mitchell attributes a large part of his success to his thorough knowledge and understanding of post-processing.
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Posted: 14 Jun 2014 03:14 PM PDT
Having the desire (and sometimes the guts) to visit remote locations certainly has its payoffs in captivating imagery. This incredible scene was photographed in Longsheng, China by photographer Ian Webb:
Webb sometimes braves long journeys, harsh climates, and spine-tingling events to get his stunning shots. In an interview with Flickr, Webb explains,
To capture this moment, Webb used a Nikon D7000, a 200mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/500 of a second, and an aperture of f/5.6.
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Posted: 14 Jun 2014 11:59 AM PDT
We’ve all had those days…you head out to some glorious location in the wilderness, take perhaps hundreds of photographs, head home, and find a memory card full of mediocre shots. What happened? How can you improve your craft and create better pictures? In the following video, Robert Rodriguez Jr. shares insights into his successful decade-long career as a landscape photographer:
Whether you’re starting out in landscape photography or are a seasoned shooter, Rodriguez Jr.’s list of insights are worth noting.
1. Ask Yourself Questions
When he started photography, Rodriguez Jr.’s first attempts at capturing the beauty he saw in nature were failures. His photographs lacked vision and clarity, which led him to seriously evaluate what he brought to the equation. He says that his failures inspired him to ask himself questions, and that this is important to every photographer. Why do you shoot? What is your goal? What do you want to get out of it? For Rodriguez Jr., love of time spent in nature and a desire to share that experience with others is important.
2. Reveal the Extraordinary in Mundane Places
Rodriguez Jr. says, “the best photographers that I admired…were interpreting familiar landscapes they were in an using their own personalities in the landscapes they were shooting.” He began thinking about his subjects differently and using his surroundings and his own experience with the outdoors as inspiration. An iconic location isn’t required; beauty can be found anywhere.
3. Use Your Own Experience as Motivation
Rodriguez Jr. uses allegory and symbolism in his photographs. He uses the language of composition, light, form, color, mood, and drama to represent his personal experience of a place.
4. Use Art as Inspiration
The Hudson River Valley School of Painters inspired Rodriguez Jr. to pay more attention to light and form in the landscapes he shoots. He encourages other photographers to study the works of master painters to learn more about light, color, and drama in nature.
5. Keep it Simple
Simplicity is often synonymous with beauty. In order to make elements work together, they should be as simple as possible. Think about framing, rhythm, and ways to keep the viewer’s eye moving through the frame in pleasing ways. Every element should serve a purpose; what doesn’t add to the quality of the image detracts from it.
6. Wait for the Right Light
Nothing is more important than light. Look at light as a subject in your photographs, just as you would look at a mountain as a subject. Focus on light and what it’s doing to the landscape. Be willing to wait for it.
7. View Failure as Opportunity
Rodriguez Jr. explains that he failed a lot in his photography for various reasons, but that there will always be bright spots and breakthroughs that will make your effort worthwhile.
Time and practice are essential to success. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Just get out there and shoot. The perfect time and place shouldn’t be the goal if pursuing that goal keeps you from practicing and progressing.
Bonus Tips for Successful Landscape Photography
In addition to his “big picture” insights, Rodriguez Jr. offers the following tips for successful landscape photography:
Rodriguez Jr. has two favorite quotes regarding that last tip:
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