The Sketching Photographer

September 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The one thing that is stressed in the lifelong ongoing education of painters, draftsmen and animators alike is to sketch...always, anywhere, any place, any time. Sketching sharpens the vision, it focusses the eye onto everything that is of value to conveying the emotion of a scene, the essence of it. Photographers though often put down their tri...
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Interpretations and Perceptions of the Landscape

July 02, 2021  •  1 Comment
Photography is often mistakenly believed to be a factual representation of what is. Different types of photographers hold different beliefs as to how factual it should be and discussions on this subject often end up being rather heated. I think that as we have been given the opportunity as a living being to create and to not just exist, this discus...
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Advanced Lightroom Colour Control

July 01, 2021  •  1 Comment
This is a tutorial that has been a long time coming. As I often review pictures for workshop clients I see quite a lot of pictures that look very muddy after post processing. Many clients wonder why about the reasons for this issue and rather than explaining this to each person individually, I think it is wiser to make a tutorial, so this can be of...
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The Pitfalls Of Chasing Perfect Conditions

June 22, 2021  •  4 Comments
Landscape photographers tend to chase the perfect light, the light that will lend to the scene a sense of glory that otherwise would not be there. We all think we know what those perfect conditions are. We have al heard the call of the splendrous sunrise or sunset, we have all checked weather apps religiously for the best possible times and conditi...
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Framed: The Edges Of The Image

March 31, 2021  •  1 Comment
A lot can be said about composition in photography, but often the frame itself, the aspect ratio, is forgotten when composing. Very often the sensor of the camera defines where the edges of the frame will be without the photographer questioning if this is the best aspect ratio for the subject. A few months ago I read an essay by a photographer,...
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