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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Getting Rid Of Man Made Objects

Getting Rid Of Man Made Objects

I have a strong dislike for doing landscape photography around manmade features. Most of the time, I will make the extra effort to not include any human elements in an image unless it is the entire point of the image.

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How to be "the best" landscape photographer!

How to be "the best" landscape photographer!

We all aspire to be the best landscape photographers out there. I am prepared to give you some ‘great’ tips for improving yours! So, take all of my advice you are about to receive and apply it to what you do today.

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Dead Poets Society in Landscape Photography

Dead Poets Society in Landscape Photography

I believe photography and poetry aren’t that unrelated. I like to think of my images as a way of communicating emotion, mood, and a story or poem through the visual elements I chose to include. A photograph is worth a thousand words after all!

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Storytelling in Landscape Photography

Storytelling in Landscape Photography

As we march on creating images with wonderful colors, maximum dynamic range, and nice compositions it will certainly appease most people’s tastes for photography. I hunger for something more now though that most images out there lack.

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I'm not just a photographer. I am an artist.

I'm not just a photographer. I am an artist.

It feels like a badge of honor to call myself a photographer. At least it used to before I thought about it more and then heard it behind defined. A photographer is, simply put someone that takes photographs. As an artist, I get to choose to create photographs and I just so happen to use a camera to do that.

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Using Landscape Photography as a form of Escapism.

Using Landscape Photography as a form of Escapism.

This passion of mine is an art form and a business, but it is also quite a bit more than just those two things to me. I use it as an escape too, allowing myself to get away to a zone where I can be on my own. Everybody needs some type of escapism that has a positive impact on their lives and I chose landscape photography!

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The Summer Blues (blue skies)

The Summer Blues (blue skies)

I’m not the only one that thinks this, summer is the most challenging time of year to shoot. I often find a drought of images through the middle part of the year. July through September specifically are the biggest issues, even though this is the time of year many are getting outside on vacation.

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You DON'T need the best camera!

You DON'T need the best camera!

A few years ago, there was a megapixel race to see who could pack as much resolution as possible into a sensor. It resulted in some awesome technology and cameras that we use today, but it didn’t change how photography is done at an essential level. We still use a box with a sensor in it and a lens if front of that.

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Why I don't take photos all the time.

Why I don't take photos all the time.

It is great to be out in nature with a camera. Unfortunately, most times that I am able to get out the light and the weather isn’t all that compelling.

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