Landscape Photography


Landscape Defined


The term landscape originates from the Dutch word landschap, meaning “landship.” It represented a segment of nature that could be taken in at a glance, from a single point of view, and encompassed the land as well as animals, buildings, and people. In Discovering the Vernacular Landscape (1984), John Brinckerhoff Jackson defines the landscape as…


Visual Alchemy – The Landscape


Constantly changing with the hour, the weather and the season, the visual and emotional potential of landscape is endless. From serene vistas to raging seascapes, barren wastelands to lush and living rainforest, breathless mountain passes to intimate country lanes, our world is dramatic, inspiring and beautiful. It is only relatively recently, however, that landscape has…


Stuck? Think Stock.


WHAT’S IN YOUR PORTFOLIO? EVALUATE AND DIVERSIFY. At the 2013 PDN PhotoPlus Expo I sat in on a remarkable seminar, “Today’s Changing Marketplace For your Photographs,” presented by Mary Virginia Swanson. The one-hour session was, for me, terribly short and it would have been divine to spend a weekend at a retreat to grab note…

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Right Brain Photography


My approach to photography stems from having majored in art for three years. During those three foundation-building years, I studied composition, color theory, and design. I had a chance to take a close look at the works of masters like Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Salvadar Dalí and others. I learned about the ways form,…

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How to: Shoot Panoramas


Panorama 1 : This photo consists of half a dozen original photos, neatly stitched together to create a 180-degree panorama. Taken at 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Panorama 2: This super-wide shot of the San Francisco skyline was originally 10 different photos. Taken at 1/80 sec, f/7.1, and ISO 200. Panorama 3: A panorama…

Imacon Color Scanner

Landscape Photography: Expressions in Fog & Mist (Part III)


As pointed out in the first article about photographing in fog and mist [reference link] these atmospheric conditions are likely to form when moist air reaches its dew point. The type of fog that will form, however, is influenced and even controlled by topography. For example, deep valleys or mountain ridgelines will tend to produce…

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