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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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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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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How to Photograph Stunning Fall Landscapes Sep 29, 2020

Typically, fall in the Canadian Rocky Mountains lasts only a few short weeks. Mixed in with all that beautiful colour is a variety of lighting and weather conditions. Sometimes you're fortunate enough to get the conditions you had been dreaming about photographing in, but other times...

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A New Year with New Goals Jan 07, 2020

I think the development of a photographer is quite incredible. The embodiment of being a photographer has two correlating journeys, one in technique and one as an artist. Photography techniques can continuously improve through practice. Art is also ever-evolving. I think that's exciting...

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