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.

Holiday Card Ideas Dec 01, 2020

The holiday season has arrived! It's time to spread cheer far and wide. One of the ways we can spread cheer is through annual holiday cards. This year, I think that with the restrictions from the COVID-19 health pandemic connecting with friends and family through cards is even more important...

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Six Ways to Capture the Essence of Winter in your Landscape Images Nov 24, 2020

Winter infuses hidden magic within a landscape scene. The visual drama of the summer and fall has been hushed under winter's soft blanket of snow. Quiet and stillness unfold before our eyes, and it's captivating in so many ways. The winter months offer incredible frozen beauty and often soft...

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Hello Snow! How to Photograph Beautiful images in Snow Nov 17, 2020

If there's one thing I know a lot about, it is snow! Living in Canada, we can see snow twelve months of the year. Usually, though, we're snow-free for about four or five. Photographing in the snow isn't always easy. You're dressed up in bulky winter clothing, trying to manage your equipment...

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Embrace Low Light Nov 10, 2020

Light is a powerful element in photography. In fact, photography would not exist without light. However, the short days and long nights that accompany winter are fast approaching. So the question is, "How do we capture our beautiful everyday moments in the absence of light?" This...

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How to Find Creative Light Inside your Home Nov 03, 2020

The chilly days of late fall are here. Quite frankly, though, it's feeling a lot like winter. We've lost an hour of daylight and the dark days associated with the winter months are here. I rarely lack inspiration during the summer when light is plentiful, and I’m usually immersed...

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How to take Beautiful Landscapes on Stormy Days Oct 27, 2020

Winter has come to the Canadian Rockies. I love winter in the mountains! Although it's cold, the visual beauty inherent in winter is an absolute dream to photograph. Stormy days are plentiful during the winter months. Conditions filled with snow flurries, pockets of wintery light, and...

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