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The Easy Way Out in Landscape Photography

The Easy Way Out in Landscape Photography

In a world where there is more and more demand for quality images the challenge of creating enough as one artist becomes increasingly difficult. Posting on Instagram every single day a new composition that works isn’t always possible without cutting some sort of corners! What some have turned to in landscape photography is modifying the landscape to fit their needs. This could be done in many different ways.

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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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Look - Observe - See

Look - Observe - See

 I enjoy being in nature. It recharges the soul walking through the woods or along the coast. Looking at scenes that are untouched or that are in balance gives me a sense of inner peace.

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Landscape Photography in Healthcare

Landscape Photography in Healthcare

In art, there are a lot of different genres and mediums. They can all create different results in mood and interpretations from a viewer experiencing them. I propose the idea that when it comes to the healing powers of art when viewing it nature and landscape photography is the best option out there for a positive distraction from what a viewer might otherwise be focused on. 

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Is Landscape Photography 'Fine Art'?

Is Landscape Photography 'Fine Art'?

Photography has been around for well over 150 years now. It has been through a lot of different phases being utilized for mainly documenting purposes, a way of generating images of people quicker than a portrait painter, and for catching your favorite celebrities on the streets. It is fairly easy to say landscape photography is a form of art, but a deeper questioning into its value is to wonder if it holds up as fine art.

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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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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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How Thomas Heaton changed my images.

How Thomas Heaton changed my images.

 I don’t shoot nearly as many of the wide landscapes anymore. Part of this is probably because I bought more normal focal length lenses, but I believe it is also because Thomas Heaton’s work is inspiring me to simplify scenes and work at focal lengths that are more traditional.

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Is the BLM bad? (Bureau of Land Management)

Is the BLM bad? (Bureau of Land Management)

The Bureau of Land Management does a really poor job of explaining why we have lotteries and permit systems. It is unfortunate because this faceless government institution serves an important part of our natural lands, keeping them intact during a popular time to be outside and going on adventures.

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Being good stewards of the land is not a political choice, it is a responsibility of everyone regardless! We should celebrate our environments as residents of this planet where our choices have a direct impact on its sustainability. 

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