Category Archives: Landscape Photography

Get on down – for the sake of clarity

There are signs of spring here in Southern England.  The snowdrops are almost over, the birds are nesting like mad, and all of those lovely spring flowers are getting ready to pop out.  What with the days getting longer as well, the winter hibernation of many photographers will soon be over too. So how do you […]

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Whiter than white.

The snow in Britain has been great for photographers wanting to try some creative photography!   All of a sudden there’s lots more light about as the snow acts as a giant reflector, filling in shadow detail.  Snow builds up on familiar objects, such as this wire fence, makes them look unfamiliar, and produces interesting patterns.  The snow can also make […]

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A healthy crop.

Is the world made up of rectangles?   Of course it isn’t, but our digital cameras make us look at the world as if it was, because most digital camera sensors are rectangular.   The sensor may be in the classic 35mm film format proportions of 1×1.5, or in the somewhat squarer 4×3 proportions of most compact digital […]

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It’s only words…

All around us there are words.  Our environment is full of notices, adverts, signs (mostly directing, allowing or forbidding!) and other visual paraphenalia.  These words can make for interesting and thought-provoking images, especially if you deliberately remove the context.  Here’s an example… Who, or what, or where, is “VERY OLD”?   Who carved the letters, and why?  The […]

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Here comes the sun

In the old days of photography, Kodak’s advice about taking pictures was to shoot with the sun behind you.  This was because lenses weren’t very good, and film was not very sensitive to light, so you needed lots of light on the subject.  This resulted in nice, well exposed, shots of your friends and family squinting into the […]

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