landscape art

A Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset

As I concluded in my article on Neuroaesthetics, our brain can tell us a lot about ourselves. The different sections control unique types of tasks and the whole is important for who we are as a person and how we behave. Reverse engineering our behavior then should make it easier for us to understand how to bring the best out of ourselves.

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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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Revisiting Locations... Again!

Revisiting Locations... Again!

I have lived in Oregon for a little over two years now and while I enjoy going to new spots I have also found revisiting old ones enjoyable as well! There are plenty of reasons to constantly chase new locations and images, but when I have gone on trips for this purpose many of the images I came home with lacked something in them.

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Photography is about Mindset

Photography is about Mindset

While practicing photography is a great activity and I find pleasure in it most of the time I am not able to do it all the time and that is ok. I have a day job which means I am not able to go out and do landscape photography whenever I want. The good part of this is that even if I had all of the time in the world, I wouldn’t be able to do landscape photography all of the time because it takes a mindset to be quality photography.

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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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Technical vs Artistic Vision

Technical vs Artistic Vision

Photographers typically start out learning the medium by reading manuals and watching guides on how to use the camera. As artists, we are not meant to be architects of technically perfect images. Computers are designed to attempt to achieve an ‘ideal’ exposure according to whoever designed them.

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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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