Landscape Photo Technique

Photographic Composition, Part 1

This is part one of a four part article on photographic composition.     All the pictures in this article illustrate some of the most basic principles of photographic composition.  They all illustrate a few basic principles of composition:  all the pictures are simple images without distracting clutter. They are all about one easily discernible subject.… Continue reading Photographic Composition, Part 1

Landscape Photo Technique

Photographic Composition, Part 3

Using foreground as a composition tool. This is part three of a four part article on photographic composition. Here is part one and part two of the photo composition article.   9926, Dead Horse Point Dawn, Pink Rocks and Juniper, Near Canyonlands National Park, Utah.  All of the foreground rock and bushes bring the picture… Continue reading Photographic Composition, Part 3

Landscape Photo Technique

Photographic Composition, Part 4

The rule of thirds, balance and depth. Another very handy rule of composition is the rule of thirds. To use this rule, divide the picture into thirds both horizontally and vertically. Do this by drawing two imaginary equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. Now, use these imaginary lines to help compose… Continue reading Photographic Composition, Part 4

Landscape Photo Technique

Foreground and Depth of Field, Part 2

A longer, more technical article for depth of field on higher end SLR cameras   The preceding article on this  blog is called The Depth of Field Part 1. That article was a very good introduction to the basic principles of depth of field and described how to get good depth of field when shooting simple digital cameras.… Continue reading Foreground and Depth of Field, Part 2

Landscape Photo Technique · Wildflowers

How to photograph wild flowers, part 1

Photographing Wildflowers is dificult until you know a few good tricks Go to all of our wildflower pictures on our website Wildflowers are an important part of landscape photography. Using them as foreground almost guarantees a good picture and the color they add is often the most important part of the picture. Shooting wildflowers isn't… Continue reading How to photograph wild flowers, part 1