The Photographer's Notebook

 

A learning blog for the landscape photographer filled with actionable tips and techniques that can help you become the photographer you want to be.

Why You Should Photograph Fall During Daylight Hours Sep 14, 2021

Let's have a quick chat about colour theory, shall we? Now colour theory is a topic that can be discussed at length, but in its simplest explanation, it tells us that certain pairings of colours create pleasing visual scenes. Due to the explosion of colours during the fall season, I think...

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Observing the Quieter Side of Fall Sep 07, 2021

I can't help but wonder if fall will come early to the Canadian Rockies this year. Our hot and dry summer has fatigued foliage, and I can already see signs of fall popping up! Unfortunately, fall is always short-lived here in Alberta and usually only lasts a couple of weeks. Storms tend to...

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Why Landscape Photographers Love Shutter Speed Aug 31, 2021

To photograph beyond an automatic camera exposure mode, a photographer must understand shutter speed's role in photography.

Simply put, shutter speed controls motion in an image. A fast enough shutter speed will freeze movement, capturing a wonderfully sharp scene. Freezing movement in an image...

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Dappled Light. Can it Work in a Landscape Photograph? Aug 24, 2021

There’s no denying that light is photography. Without light, photography would cease to exist. One of the first lessons all photographers learn about light is that good light can take an average setting and transform it into captivating.

The second lesson photographers often learn about...

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Is Wide-Angle Perspective Distortion Shrinking your Main Subject? Here's a Solution! Aug 17, 2021

Have you ever arrived in a mountain landscape setting, and your jaw drops in utter fascination at the grandness of the beauty before you? So excited about the scene you're feasting your eyes upon, you quickly pull out your camera, compose with care, and then capture your image. Later, upon...

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Why you Should try Panning Aug 10, 2021

Photography is full of techniques and rules to learn. Heck, I've written two landscape photography workshops on how you can improve your landscape photography skills simply by learning and following landscape photography rules. I adore rules and the power they have on transforming an image from a...

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