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The importance of visualization in Landscape photography

Visualization is one of the keys to creating a compelling photograph. Visualization is a central topic in Ansel Adams ' writings about photography, where he defines it as, "The ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure". [2] Artsy was kind enough to reach out to me regarding this article with a relevant bio on Ansel Adams he...
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7 Final Steps in a Fine Art Landscape Photography Workflow

7 Final Steps in the Fine Art Landscape Photography Workflow So you've made most of the major adjustments to your photo, but you want to insure the images you produce are the best quality possible. You are creating something and you want to hold it to the highest standards of quality. Here are some things I do when finishing up an image. 1. Is th...
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6 Landscape Photography Safety Tips

Well, I've had a couple close calls this year, and it's got me thinking: Landscape photography is exciting and fun, but it can be very dangerous at times. Whether you're in inclement weather atop a high peak, or knee-deep in a fast moving river, one mental mistake can lead to disaster. Sometimes it's not even a mental mistake, but just being in the...
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7 Ways to Predict a Dramatic Sunset

"After the Rain" Ever heard of the term "rubber necker"? It's a term used to describe people who strain or turn awkwardly to stare while passing the scene of something interesting. I'm a rubber necker when it comes to weather patterns. If you're a landscape photographer, you probably are too. Each day, I'll look at the skies and carefully observe...
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Review of the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod legs

My review of the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod legs 9.5/10 Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 26 inches; 5.3 pounds At the time of this writing, these legs have a full 5 star rating on Amazon. These are very popular tripod legs among many photographers. The head mounted on this tripod is the Vanguard SBH-250. After a while, your gear naturally becomes an...
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Thor's Majesty

I am so gravitated to this spot on the Oregon coast, called Thor's Well. Water shoots straight up this hole and waves come crashing in on either side of you. It's a dangerous, adrenaline-pumping experience. Tides were particularly dangerous this day. In fact, the risk became a reality when a big wave came in and knocked me and my camera down. I...
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