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Avoiding Landscape Photography Cliches

Avoiding Landscape Photography Cliches

There are plenty of examples of cliches in photography. Most of them stem out of portrait photography, and I give my fiancé plenty of schtick for getting High School Senior Portraits on a couch in a field. Aside from couches in fields and railroad tracks which have recently plagued portraits, there are cliches in landscape photography I prefer to avoid.

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Letting the Mind Wander

Letting the Mind Wander

When practicing photography it isn’t always easy to compose and capture great images that are uniquely yours. Of course you will need good light and interesting subjects, but this isn’t the whole story.

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Photography's Influence on History

Photography's Influence on History

When people look at the imagery produced today it will surely not be with the same viewpoint we have today. The world is ever changing and the landscapes we love to photograph will likely appear very different.

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Photographing Slot Canyons

Photographing Slot Canyons

When shooting in a slot canyon for the first time it can be an exciting time. All of the excitement and countless compositions create an overwhelming feeling from the moment you step through the narrow threshold. It can really help to hone in on some more simple concepts in order to avoid becoming the photographer who holds down the shutter button hoping to capture something nice.

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Advertising Locations in Landscape Photography

Advertising Locations in Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer I love to get out into nature and capture its beauty. I then enjoy editing the image once home to fit my vision of how it looked. Sharing those moments I capture is something that comes naturally to me as a third part to the creative process.

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Almost giving up on sunset!

Almost giving up on sunset!

Shooting images doesn’t always result in success. I have been ‘skunked’ plenty of times when shooting. Sunrises and sunsets are never a sure thing. That is what makes getting something incredible all the more awesome when it happens!

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Trees of Silver Falls

Trees of Silver Falls

I woke up on Sunday morning well before sunrise. Normally, this would mean a trip to a scenic vista where I was going to try capturing beautiful light on the land. This morning I was after something else as I would be under full tree cover. I wanted to photograph the forest on my own in a very popular park.

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Another waterfall is getting destroyed...

Another waterfall is getting destroyed...

People love to explore and go on adventures to beautiful areas. It is a pastime I share as well being raised to love the outdoors through Boy Scouts as a kid. While there are many of us, there are few that really understand how much we can have an impact on the land around us while hiking, running, camping, etc…

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Trophy Hunting: The Beginner and Experienced

Trophy Hunting: The Beginner and Experienced

When you go out to photograph a location it is a good idea to have an image pre-visualized. Knowing what you are getting into with your camera is a good way of establishing some level of success before you arrive on location. While there is never a guarantee of a good image there are ways of increasing your odds of success.

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