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.

Spring and Lines are the Perfect Landscape Pair May 11, 2021

Here in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, slabs of broken ice, the sprinkling of green grass and tiny buds breaking free from winter's capture tell the story of our spring. Yet, despite spring's soft emergence, she encapsulates some of my very favourite compositional elements with a bold,...

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For the Love of Daylight May 04, 2021

We, landscape photographers, love those sunrises and sunsets, and for good reasons. Alongside sunrise and sunset comes colourful skies, dramatic and fast-moving light, atmospheric elements and a ton of energy. All of which are perfect elements for capturing that lusted after landscape...

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How to take Beautiful Landscape Images During the Winter Seasonal Transition Period Apr 27, 2021

If nature could speak a human language, I think the conversation would go something like this, "Well, winter, I tried, but you are just too cold. The past few months have been an icy ride, but I think it's time to move on from your frozen grasp and embrace something a little warmer. Your icy hold...

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A Secret to Capture Solid Long Exposure Photos Apr 20, 2021

There's no such thing as perfect, and in fact, I think imperfection paves the road towards improvement. As a photographer, I'm always looking to improve my skills. Critical reflection of my images plays an important role in my journey to enhance my skills. As a result of this practice, I often...

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A Few Good Reasons to Never Leave Your Telephoto Behind Apr 13, 2021

I know you've heard me say, "Spring takes its time to arrive in full splendour here in Alberta, Canada," and it's absolutely the truth! Snowstorms, mixed precipitation, frosty mornings and icy winds are the norms around these parts.

Now I might not make spring sound very attractive, especially...

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The Power of White Balance in Landscape Photography Mar 30, 2021

White balance in photography is the adjustment and fine-tuning of colour within an image. White balance in landscape photography has many freedoms that cannot always be applied within other photography genres. 

One of the enjoyable things about white balance adjustments, which can occur both...

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