Category Archives: Landscape

The Golden Section Hypothesis: A Critical Look

. There’s a prevalent belief about composition among photographers and other visual artists. In academic circles, the belief is called “the golden section hypothesis” or “the golden section theory”, though most of it’s adherents don’t know the name. Today, I’m going to thoroughly scrutinize the golden section hypothesis, and – as a nonbeliever – I’m […]

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Lenses For Landscape Photography

. Many photographers think wide angle lenses are necessary for landscape photography. When they want to pursue landscape photography, those are the lenses they buy. When others want to take up landscape photography, those are the lenses they recommend. When they head out to do landscape photography, those are the lenses they bring, and keep […]

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How to Isolate Subjects, Part 1

For the picture of the bristlecone pine tree, shown above, I purposely composed the shot in a manner which isolates the subject. Those familiar with my photography know that I isolate the subjects in my photos, fairly often. . “Isolate the subject” is by no means a rule in photography. It’s not even a sensible […]

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Pushing the Limits

. Around ten years ago, I participated in a discussion about whether a particular photography website should welcome digital art. Inevitably, the ensuing discussion turned to definitions of photography, definitions of digital art, and where to draw the lines. I put forward the possible criterion that photographs had to be single recordings of incidents of […]

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A Few Favorite Nature Photography Books

Just a quick post, today, to share with you a picture of the day, and mention a few of my favorite books of nature photography.   . These are books that have moved me, that have influenced me as a nature photographer, that have informed me and reminded me of important things about nature photography, […]

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