Balance evokes a sense of stability in the viewer. It avoids the tension the viewer feels when he/she notices that the image is, for example, too heavy on one side.
We may not be conscious of it, but we perceive shapes in all our visual interactions with the world. To be clear, a shape is a two dimensional object with a boundary, such as a square, circle or triangle. Since shape is two dimensional, we are most aware of shape in two dimensional visual media such as photographs and paintings....
I am excited to share with you an excerpt from my new eBook "The Art of Nature Photography", where I discuss in detail, together with illustrated examples, the art of composition and the principles of aesthetics. In this excerpt I discuss LINE as a compositional element. Line is one of the formal elements that make up every image, the others being shape, patterns, form, texture, color and tonalities.
Photography opens a world of endless possibilities. It is a wonderfully enriching activity and it makes us look at our world with different eyes. However, therein also lies the danger, since it is easy to get distracted from following the path to a full expression of our photographic vision. In this article, I describe 5 very important guidelines which will ensure that you do not loose your path to a powerful expression of your photographic vision.
Have you ever wondered how best to capture the endless splendour and drama of the world of mountains? I am excited to share with you 15 quick tips that I hope will set you on the right path!
The wide angle lens is probably the most often used, but also misused, lens in landscape photography. It is a powerful lens, as long as it is used with forethought and for the right scenes. In this article I share with you useful tips for composing powerful wide angle images, and I hope it encourages you to go out there and capture the beauty!
There is true beauty in simplicity and in this article I give you three quick tips for creating images which are evocative and compelling not only in what they include, but also in what they exclude.
In this article I explain why the telephoto lens is my favourite lens for landscape photography and why it is such an important lens to take your photography to the next level!
Photography Tips & Photo SchoolIn this article I describe one of the most beautiful types of light photographers can capture, which I call Shadow Light. It has defined my photographic vision of the world, and here I explain what shadow light is and how you can best capture it.