Category: Composition

  • Portrait or landscape orientation for landscapes?

    Portrait or landscape orientation for landscapes?

    It may seem like a funny question. Landscape orientation, in which your photo is wider than it is tall, is for landscapes, right? Portrait orientation in which your photo is taller than it is wide, is for, well, portraits and people! I invite you to try new things! Especially if there is a particular landmark […]

  • Great Photos Take Great Planning

    Great photos take great planning. Not necessarily elaborate or complicated, but definitely great attention to detail. Here are some tips for planning three popular styles of photography, closeups, landscapes, and portraits. Closeups – bokeh. The whole point behind a closeup is the attention to the detail of your subject. You can emphasize that by creating […]

  • Best Times of Day to Shoot: Golden Hour and Blue Hour

    You will find the most beautiful, kindest, gentlest light for your landscape photos during the Golden Hour or the Blue Hour. Golden Hour is the 90 minutes just after sunrise and just before sunset. The light is soft and gives a lovely hue to your landscapes, and especially portraits of people taken outside. Blue Hour, […]

  • Let your style find you!

    Let your style find you! Many photographers think (or are told) they have to choose or define their style right out of the gate. Why is that, I wonder? It’s good to define yourself and your work, but let it be an organic process to begin, don’t force yourself into a box. In my opinion, […]

  • Stop looking for interesting things, make things interesting!

    Pretty frequently, I hear photographers lamenting that they can’t find anything interesting to shoot. The best advice I ever received as a photographer was “don’t look for interesting things, make things look interesting.” ~ Joel Sartore in his Fundamentals of Photography courses. Purchase Joel Sartore’s Courses online:Order DVD or watch online directly from The Great […]