Thought that I would write something real fast and give you guys an idea for the next time you are out shooting!
Now, with that being said and out of the way, I have a little photo tip for you all and hopefully this will throw some ideas into your head. one of the things which I love to do is use a very long lens to study the landscape. Think 300mm and longer here. Of course this requires a tripod to really get a sharp shot and usually fstops at around f16. This though opens up a whole new world to you and your images. In a sense it is similar to photographing macro images in that you start to see things, details, which you never would notice in the first place. A whole world of textures, patterns, light, color and intimate details starts to open up to you. These are what I call "compression landscapes". they are simply a blast to take and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the world which starts to open to you. It's pretty amazing! below I have gone ahead and shared a few pieces where I have used this technique.
I hope this helps some of you out and makes you think outside the box some.
I leave you all with a random thought this Sunday morning.
"Judge Not, Least Ye Be Judged Yourself" So the next time you decide to weigh into something you know nothing about, please try not to look as beautiful as a dog who has their ass shaved and is walking backwards. Just sayin'. Some really need to see a psychologist. Oh wait....
Thanks a lot for the tips John
I love your posts on photography. My dad has been teaching me some, and I love it!
A few months ago I bought a 70-300mm lens to shoot some nice pictures of animals. But now I almost always have it on the camera if I'm hiking and only switch to my wideangle if really necessary. It opened up a hole new world for me, especially for landscape-shots
To be honest I've always thought having a telephoto lens in your bag is important, no matter what type of photography you're doing, especially landscapes. For example, sunsets, some sunsets simply don't light up a particularly large area, so you really need that extra reach to compress the landscape into what's actually interesting! I've used lens anywhere between 18 and 300mm lenses for landscapes. Great journal John!
I'll have to get out and try some of those
I'm a really big fan of these "compression landscapes"! Most people don't think of using a telephoto lens for landscapes, but it really does give you a whole new perspective on things!!!
nice helpful tip. thanks for sharing.