Apr 24, 2014

“There are an awful lot of scientists today who ...

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My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgo
“... believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me, it’d be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how it has emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why.” ~ Jane Goodall

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Apr 23, 2014

This is not a Photo Tip, this is a Prescription!

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After purchasing a camera with lenses, a solid tripod is one of the next most important investments for a photographer. High quality photography images are rarely accomplished when a camera is hand held. A tripod is essential for low light cityscape, landscape or seascape photography during the early morning, late afternoon and evening, during twilight or night. It is a must for long exposure photography for silky water effects of brooks, rivers or waterfalls and it often comes in handy for shooting wildlife and macro photographs. It also is necessary when we experimenting with impressionistic or abstract photography. 

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The tripod not only steadies our shooting equipment for maximum picture quality, it also helps us to discover the world of photography. We are more likely to slow down, step back, think and compose a more meaningful photograph. We most likely answer questions like is the horizon straight, is there sufficient depth of field or shall I open up the aperture setting to minimize depth of field, are there any distracting elements in the foreground or background of my composition, do I even have a composition? A tripod allows us to explore the ever changing light while setting up gear for the best composition and patiently waiting for the optimal light. A tripod is like a third hand and it frees our hands to make last minute filter, camera or focal lens adjustments ~ don't ditch your tripod!

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Apr 22, 2014

Intimate Landscape Photography Tips

p the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
2. Skip the horizon
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images. - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgoGEXWg.dpuf
My definition of an intimate landscape image is one that lacks the horizon. I usually look more down than up when I search for motifs. By skipping the horizon you get some abstraction in to the image as it is harder to understand the size of the subject without it. I usually don’t include any sky at all in my intimate landscape images - See more at: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2013/08/21/5-tips-for-better-intimate-landscapes/#sthash.rgo


Photo Tip #1: Photograph with mid to long focal lengths as those lenses allow us to create calmer compositions and exclude the horizon. The focus should solely be on the landscape in front of us.

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Photo Tip #2: Photographing at overcast light is often best suited as the giant natural soft box avoids harsh contrast and creates better image detail. 
 
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Photo Tip #3: Avoid any distracting elements from intruding into the picture. Move around and explore different perspectives and angels to eliminate distractions.

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Photo Tip #4: Look for interesting and eye catching shapes, forms, colors, pattern and texture that pull and keep a viewer glued to the photography image and its composition.
 
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Good light and happy photo making! Juergen

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Apr 21, 2014

Spring Flower Photography Tip

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Pay close attention to the background of your floral subject. It might make or break your final Flower Photography image. A flower blossom photographed with a soft, blurred and  uncluttered background solely stirs all focus on the beautiful floral while a messy background acts as a disturbing distraction. Blurred backdrops can be created with large apertures (small f-stop numbers like f/5.6 and smaller) and use of long telephoto lenses like 200mm or longer. 

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Apr 18, 2014

Behind the Image: Boston Skyline Panoramic


I often visit East Boston to photograph the Boston Skyline as it provides ample views of the city and its landmarks. It truly excites me when city lights and twilight merge as one and an unforgettable magic unfolds - it never gets old! On my last photo trip I went to a photo location that provides one of the Boston skyline views with downtown and the Boston harbor.

The night was beautiful clear night and the light after sunset was incredible gorgeous. I captured 8 to 10 photographs to be stitched in a panorama when I get home. Panoramic images are always very impressive and I am glad this one worked out beautifully. At home I stitched the images in photoshop and during post processing I also removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Beantown, my very latest Boston Skyline Panorama Photography gallery addition.

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Apr 17, 2014

Nature Poem by George Gordon

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more."

 

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Apr 16, 2014

Good light and happy photo making!

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"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers - for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are."  ~ Osho.

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Apr 15, 2014

Photography Business Tip #4

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Start writing a regular photo blog as telling stories helps selling photography art. A photography blog is a wonderful tool where one can talk about what motivates and drives us, what inspires us, tell the story behind an image. A Photography Blog is a great marketing tool for sharing valuable and interesting content within your social network or in newsletters - it also helps in search engine optimization and ranking of your main website when appropriately linked.

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Apr 14, 2014

Floral Photography Tip

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Raindrops are a great compositional addition to a flower photography image. Raindrops on flowers often add a lot of interest to a floral photograph, so next time it is raining or it stopped raining head out to your local park or your own backyard and explore the photo opportunities.

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Apr 11, 2014

Photo Tip for More Interesting Bird Photography


Pick a nearby wildlife sanctuary that is easy to reach and you can visit frequently. Make sure it known for a large population and variety of birds. Arrive early or late afternoon and study the birds' environment and behavior and capture them with your long lens.
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