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 the Inclusion of Foreground Elements Matters in Wide-Angle Landscape Photography Jun 22, 2021

Wide-angle lenses are often the go-to choice for many landscape photographers and for a good reason. The main subject for most of my landscape photography is the mountain scenes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Wide-angle lenses are often necessary within these mountain ranges to achieve the...

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How to Best Manage the Light in Backlit Landscape Images Jun 15, 2021

Those of you who have been following my photography tips for some time know that my unquenchable passion for photography was reignited when I picked up my camera to photograph the everyday moments of my children. My adoration of landscape photography came a few years after my passion...

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Three Tips for Capturing Wildflower Images with Vertical Oriented Frames Jun 08, 2021

With the recent sunshine and warmer temperatures here in Alberta, it won't take long for any remaining snow to melt. I cannot help but become excited about the highly coveted wildflower season in the Canadian Rockies. Wildflowers can, of course, be found in many different climates, but here in...

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How to Use Colour Effectively in Landscape Photography Jun 02, 2021

Colour is one of my favourite topics in photography because, when used correctly, colour will elevate the visual impact of any landscape image instantly. The topic of colour in photography can be covered at length; however, today, I want to offer you one simple way to begin using colour in...

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Light Pollution and Why it Doesn't Always Ruin an Image May 25, 2021

On the scale of photographers that like to follow photography rules and those that don't, I certainly lean towards the rule-following side of that scale. This is because I enjoy photography techniques and do not usually stray from the rules associated with them. However, I also...

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How to Photograph Humans in a Landscape Scene with Impact May 18, 2021

The mention of landscape photography likely conjures up thoughts of vast ocean scenes, mountain ranges towering over treed valleys or beautiful images of lush forests. The absence of the human element is, in my opinion, what defines a landscape image.

Although the infusion of the human element...

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