fine art landscape photography

A Few Bad Apples in Landscape Photography

A Few Bad Apples in Landscape Photography

I like to think the photography community is a positive one. It is filled with great people that are very passionate about art, helping others, and helping to expand it to more and more people. However, no matter how many good photographers there are that are out there, a few bad apples spoil the barrel. 

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Photography: What's Your Purpose?

Photography: What's Your Purpose?

I have been practicing photography for around five years now. During these last five years, I have become a better photographer, but I would say that when it comes to creating meaningful art, I have only just begun. While images don’t have to be meaningful, I do find that having a purpose behind pressing the shutter makes the process more fulfilling.

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Stress Management: Design and Fine Art

Stress Management: Design and Fine Art

The constant pressure and stress of everyday life are demanding on us. It beats us down and wears out our bodies of energy reserves. Inevitably, we need to turn off and stop because we all have a set capacity for how much we can take. These ‘release valves’ may materialize in many different ways like food/drink, vacation, and entertainment. This is a natural part of the process for everyone, but what if there were an alternative? 

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My Best Landscape Photography of 2018!

My Best Landscape Photography of 2018!

I wanted to sit down really quick today and post something that sums up my best work of 2018, and go into a little detail of why I like each image. I have become more picky with what I shoot and what I consider a portfolio worthy image, so hopefully this will be a marker of that progression! This should be a bit more “off-the-cusp” than my other articles on here, but there will be a new one of those tomorrow to start out 2019 as well!

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Neuroaesthetics - Science Meets Art

Neuroaesthetics - Science Meets Art

Enjoying art is something we all enjoy in one way or another. We assume it is a subjective subject, but there may be an objective angle that we can observe art from. Perhaps art isn’t subjective at all? Neuroaesthetics is a scientific approach to art in the way it is both produced and consumed, and this gives us a basis for figuring out what makes art… Art!

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Social Responsibilities of Landscape Artists

Social Responsibilities of Landscape Artists

We, as landscape photographers, are artists and lovers of nature. It puts us in a very unique situation where we must serve the social responsibilities of both. This includes avoiding doing harm to the environments we enjoy, helping to protect them, and providing value above that in the art we create.

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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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The 'Need' for a Focal Point in Photography

The 'Need' for a Focal Point in Photography

We are constantly told, as photographers, to have a subject and focal point in an image. This is one of those fundamental rules in composition we all take on and accept during those formative first years of learning the art. It is also one of the rules you can break, if you are careful.

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Slowing Down in Landscape Photography

Slowing Down in Landscape Photography

I found that especially when starting out or in the middle of a big photography trip I will ignore anything and everything that doesn’t contribute to me taking photos. While this does make sure I come home with a lot of images on memory cards I am not really enjoying the adventure as much as I could be and I don’t think I am doing my best work.

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