Aug 31, 2010

Photo Tip of the Month - August 2010

Landscape photography with impact requires an interesting foreground and compelling lighting. Ideally the foreground leads the viewer into and through the photograph.

In this seascape photograph I tried multiple compositions but in the end decided to place the driftwood in the foreground. The dark color of the wood enhanced the B&W photography. The low sun provided beautiful warm lighting with long shadows that I built into the composition. Multiple times I released the shutter and waited for the incoming waves to perfectly align in to the horizon. I used the sky formation to close the loop for the viewer's eye between the driftwood, waves, and the clouds.