I’ve been to shoot spring photography in Great Smoky Mountains National Park a lot. When I say a lot, I’m not saying that I’ve been two or three times. A lot means that I’ve been to the Great Smoky Mountains for spring photography almost every year for the past ten years. The best part is that it’s constantly changing and there’s always something new to photograph based on the conditions you’re dealt.Read More
Every year I try to take a trip somewhere I’ve always wanted to go to shoot photos. Landscape photography trips can be a great way to tackle a new photography location, use new landscape photography gear, or simply churn out some amazing photos to build your portfolio. I’ve been talking with some of my friends in the landscape photography community about how badly I’ve wanted to shoot in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This month I finally was able to make that happen thanks to a free flight voucher and some blank space on my calendar. Buckle up because I covered a lot of ground while I was in the Outer Banks and I’ll talk about all of it in this trip report.Read More
New year, new you.
You’ve heard it before and probably made new resolutions that will enable you to be a better human being, start recycling, eat healthier, workout, or anything else that may or may not only last a few weeks (I’m not here to judge.)
Have you ever thought about New Year’s goals as they pertain to landscape photography? Maybe not.Read More
If you’ve been on Instagram lately and you follow some of the most popular landscape photographers on the social media platform, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them post photos of surreal and dreamy landscapes. When you see these images, you may be thinking to yourself, “Why can’t my photos look like that?”
Well, they actually can.Read More
In my experience, photographers go through ruts or droughts.
When a photographer is in one of these droughts, they feel un-inspired and lack luster about the art-form they love.
They feel this way because they aren’t happy with their landscape photography.
There’s no way of knowing when this will happen, but there is a way that all landscape photographers can react to it accordingly.Read More
I started out my photography career with a 35mm film camera that only shot black and white photographs. I loved the whole process of taking the photo and then using a dark room and chemicals to extract the image from photo paper.
After I switched to digital, however, I tended to only shoot color photos.
I LOVE COLOR IMAGES. The impact you can create from a photo with colors is unlike anything I had ever experienced.
But, I never lost my love of black and whites. There’s just something so simple and beautiful about black and white landscape photography.Read More
Step into the shoes of a photographer for a moment. Well, I guess I should say step into the boots, waders, sandals, or cramp-ons of a photographer since we tend to wear so many types of footwear when we are working.
You’re standing in front of your top bucket list place and you’re holding the camera. The photo is great, but a better composition would be in that fragile ecosystem to your right. Or, another photographer is already standing in the perfect composition setup that you want.
What do you do?Read More
Learning how to control color as a landscape photographer is a bigger deal than you think. Color and color pairing in landscapes is essential when it comes to taking better landscape photographs. In this video, I wanted to break down some photo tips of how to control color in landscape photography.Read More
OK, you've just opened Photoshop to try your first landscape photography exposure blending, and you start to freak out!
So many options for how to do something in one software!
How do you know which one is right?!
Deep breaths, my friend. Photoshop isn't as difficult as it looks.Read More