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This blog is the perfect place to share my love of landscape photography and to share my thoughts on my personal journey to becoming a landscape photographer.
I’ve been a landscape photographer for nearly twenty years. I started out taking photos of the beautiful beaches and parks of the South Pacific, and then moved on to capturing the wild landscapes of the North East Coast. This blog is all about shooting landscapes with the camera, and I’m not talking about the cheap digital point and shoot, but the more expensive 5D Mark II or 70-200. These lenses can deliver sharp, high quality images that can be clicked in a matter of seconds.
Ive been a landscape photographer for nearly twenty years. I started out taking photos of the beautiful beaches and parks of the South Pacific, and then moved on to capturing the wild landscapes of the North East Coast. This blog is all about shooting landscapes with the camera, and Im not talking about the cheap digital point and shoot, but the more expensive 5D Mark II or 70-200. These lenses can deliver sharp, high quality images that can be clicked in a matter of seconds.
I love all sorts of landscape photography. I’ve been photographing landscapes since I was a little kid when I would take pictures of all the different flowers growing in the family garden. I’ve had to learn a bit of Photoshop to make my photos look like the real thing.
The one thing that i hate about landscape photography is the way that the background is so important. When i photograph landscapes for a living, my background is usually a tree or a building. I want my image to add to the story of the location, not just be a distraction.
This is the challenge that most landscape photographers face, but the problem is that as people become more aware of the beauty that surrounds us, we are losing the sense of space and emptiness that used to define landscape photography. By adding a background to your landscape images, you can make your photo pop even more. There are a few ways to do that, and for me the easiest is to use the background as a frame around the subject, which creates a mood.
I’m an environmental photographer, so when I’m out for a day of shooting, I like to keep the landscape as as bare as possible. Sometimes this means using a sky or a mountain as the background to lighten things up. I like to think of the landscape I’ve been taking photos of since I was a kid as a landscape with a little blue sky.
The landscape I feel myself most attached to when I’m out shooting, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a reason to change, is the landscape I grow up in. I grew up in a place where I grew up thinking there was something special about the landscape. But on a deeper level, it was the same landscape that had a lot of people, and a lot of problems.
The landscape of the United States has always been a very diverse place. But over the past few decades it has become more homogeneous. Since the late ’90s, the US has experienced a rapid rate of growth and a large increase in population. The majority of our population still lives in rural areas, but as of 2007, an estimated 1 in 10 of us live in a metro area and the rest live in small towns.
What’s been happening in the US over the past few decades is the complete and total replacement of our landscape with what we now call “Lifestyle Landscapes.” These landscape types are the result of the way we have urbanized our country. In other words, as our population has increased, our country has become more urbanized, which is the “Lifestyle Landscape” we are in right now.