Mid-Day Landscape Photography tips

This post is by photographer and photography workshop instructor Grant Dougall.  If you’re interested in taking a photography cruise, check out his website! Dusk and dawn is when I prefer to look for images to capture. This is the best light for many landscape photos when the light has a rich, warm tone to it and it glances across objects …

How to make your landscape photography look dull and un-inspiring

Gorgeous mountain scene–check.  Have my photography gear–check.  Found a good composition–check.  Dull and un-inspiring photo–unfortunately, check. We’ve all been there.  This is an unfortunate example from my portfolio of photos that *almost* turned out beautiful.  Examining this mistake will hopefully lead us to understand some of the most important characteristics of good landscape photography. Look at the photo featured on …

Wildlife Photography at High Noon

Perfect shot.  Perfect lens.  Perfect set-up.  Harsh, mid-day lighting.  Ugh!  Such was the situation when I came upon these fawns (for those of you who don’t speak Bambi, that means baby deer).  It was the middle of the day and the lighting was disgusting.  When you look at this photo, you probably can’t tell the lighting was terrible.  Why?  Read …