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Landscape Photography Tips: Altering Plans

Bodie Lighthouse Glass Plate Effect Bodie Lighthouse Glass Plate Effect is an artistic landscape photograph of historic black and white horizontal striped structure, Bodie Island Lighthouse and the surrounding marshland and saltwater flats. The Bodie Lighthouse was built in 1872 and in 156 foot tall. The vintage glass plate overlay was applied to the photograph in post-production to create the appearance of history or age while showing the beautiful details of the restored light. Fine Art Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Architectural / Landscape Photography Item ID# LAND-0139

Bodie Lighthouse Glass Plate Effect by Landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Last we talked about the benefits of planning your landscape photography shoots before you head out for it. Even though having a well-researched location and a solid plan of what you want to shoot during your trip, plans are never set in stone. For one thing, Mother Nature has a habit of regularly throwing plenty of curve-balls at you when you’re out on location. And while there are a lot of weather apps to help you plan and get up to date weather condition changes there are still unexpected things that can occur on the shoot. As a photographer, you should always expect the unexpected to occur.

For example, hypothetically speaking say a heavy rain storm came through the area you wanted to photograph days earlier. Your shoot date is pristine however, the storm did damage in the area. The aftermath of the storm could be alterations to a landscape, such as changes in water levels and even more dramatic events like landslides. All of these changes could affect your plan and could alter the scene dramatically or even prevent you from getting to your chosen location on time.

Finalizing Your Plan

This is where it pays off to have a back-up plan in place. First, if it is a location you have never been to before and you are traveling a distance to get there arriving a day earlier may be beneficial to you; especially if you are planning a sunrise landscape photo shoot. Nothing is worse than stumbling around in the dark and breaking a bone. Arriving a day early allows you the leisure of scoping out your shoot locations first (in the day light) and finalize where you would like to position yourself for the shoot the following day for the most optimal details. Take note of any things that could be a distraction or out of place; with these findings make any adaptions to your plan or make a plan to remove the distractions in post-production. Secondly, you can take note of safety issues of the location you plan to shoot; if marshes and water is involved you will be able to find high ground and exit areas. This is especially important if the water ways are tidal, we as photographers can get carried away at a shoot and lose track of time easily; getting tracked or worse yet getting caught up, by the tide can be deadly.

The Day of The Landscape Photo Shoot

The night before you should go to bed early and get plenty of rest; this will allow you to wake early and be out at the location quickly. Its recommended to allow some time for set up and last minute things. We usually try to get to the shoot location at the very least 30 minutes before we think we might want to start shooting. So if sunrise is about 7:13 am we’re on sight by 6:40. This gives  us plenty of time to set up and then watch the show so to speak.

The bottom line is that no plan is perfect, there are always going to be pitfalls when it comes to landscape photography shoots. However, with research, a plan and time to explore you will be able to focus more of your attention on the subject and less on how to overcome an obstacle in order to get your shot on the spot.

 

Photographer in the Spotlight: Alice Cahill Day 7

Photographer in the Spotlight: Landscape Photographer Alice Cahill

This week we chose to showcase landscape and nature photographer Alice Cahill from Morro Bay, California.  Alice has a beautiful array of nature, wildlife and landscape photographs that are both inspiring and imaginative. We hope you enjoy Alice’s biography and stunning photographs in this week’s Photographer in the Spotlight. Check back each day to see the 7 photographs of Alice’s we selected to spotlight and don’t forget, you can nominate yourself or your favorite photographer at: PI Photography and Fine Art.

Alice’s  Artist Statement and Bio

Alice CahillIn my photography I strive to see with the ‘eyes of my heart’ – to find that essential element which speaks to your sense of wonder. I am in love with all of wild Nature – with her colors, designs, moods & her amazing wildlife. I believe Nature is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet & listen, we can find peace & discover our own inner voice of wisdom. It is a beautiful but also a fragile world … be gentle.

I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. I was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Audubon contest and my winning image was published on the cover of Audubon Magazine. I have also had Category wins in both the prestigious Nature’s Best International Photography Contest and in the North American Nature Photography contest where my photo was published on the back cover of “Expressions” in 2015. My photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines. One of my images was featured in Oprah’s “O” Magazine.

Where You Can Find Alice’s Work

Main Website
Fine Art America
Facebook
Getty Images
Blog

Today’s Spotlight Photograph: Landscape Photo – The Way Home

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Several months ago PI Photography and Fine Art rolled out with a new series of blog posts called Photographer in the Spotlight. For a full week we will showcase the bio, artist statement and seven images of a selected photographer’s work that we found most interesting. Our hope is that our audience not only sees the beautiful work created by these passionate photographers but also learn a little about the artists behind the pieces. There are so many wonderful photographers in the world and a lot of the time we only see the photograph, not the artist.  So we thought it would be nice to show appreciation for the artist, for their dedication to their field, and share some of their work along the way.

Think about it, if it wasn’t for the artist then there would be no art to admire and honestly, life would be pretty boring without it! So show your appreciation to them for spicing up your life and showing you their beautiful perception of the world. Share their stories and captivating work for others to experience.

If you would like to be showcased or know a photographer who should be, please submit the info through our contact us page: Photographer in the Spotlight Submissions

To see The Previous Spotlight Photographers:

Hillary Younger
Mitch Dobrowner
Linda Bembridge
Patrick Smith
Warren Keelan
Sophie Carr
Sarah Alsayegh
Dag Ole Nordhaug
Jose Ramos
Dustin LeFevre

Photographer in the Spotlight: Alice Cahill Day 6

Photographer in the Spotlight: Landscape Photographer Alice Cahill

This week we chose to showcase landscape and nature photographer Alice Cahill from Morro Bay, California.  Alice has a beautiful array of nature, wildlife and landscape photographs that are both inspiring and imaginative. We hope you enjoy Alice’s biography and stunning photographs in this week’s Photographer in the Spotlight. Check back each day to see the 7 photographs of Alice’s we selected to spotlight and don’t forget, you can nominate yourself or your favorite photographer at: PI Photography and Fine Art.

Alice’s  Artist Statement and Bio

Alice CahillIn my photography I strive to see with the ‘eyes of my heart’ – to find that essential element which speaks to your sense of wonder. I am in love with all of wild Nature – with her colors, designs, moods & her amazing wildlife. I believe Nature is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet & listen, we can find peace & discover our own inner voice of wisdom. It is a beautiful but also a fragile world … be gentle.

I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. I was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Audubon contest and my winning image was published on the cover of Audubon Magazine. I have also had Category wins in both the prestigious Nature’s Best International Photography Contest and in the North American Nature Photography contest where my photo was published on the back cover of “Expressions” in 2015. My photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines. One of my images was featured in Oprah’s “O” Magazine.

Where You Can Find Alice’s Work

Main Website
Fine Art America
Facebook
Getty Images
Blog

Today’s Spotlight Photograph: Landscape Photo – Sacred Space

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Alice’s previous Spotlight Days: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 ,

Several months ago PI Photography and Fine Art rolled out with a new series of blog posts called Photographer in the Spotlight. For a full week we will showcase the bio, artist statement and seven images of a selected photographer’s work that we found most interesting. Our hope is that our audience not only sees the beautiful work created by these passionate photographers but also learn a little about the artists behind the pieces. There are so many wonderful photographers in the world and a lot of the time we only see the photograph, not the artist.  So we thought it would be nice to show appreciation for the artist, for their dedication to their field, and share some of their work along the way.

Think about it, if it wasn’t for the artist then there would be no art to admire and honestly, life would be pretty boring without it! So show your appreciation to them for spicing up your life and showing you their beautiful perception of the world. Share their stories and captivating work for others to experience.

If you would like to be showcased or know a photographer who should be, please submit the info through our contact us page: Photographer in the Spotlight Submissions

To see The Previous Spotlight Photographers:

Hillary Younger
Mitch Dobrowner
Linda Bembridge
Patrick Smith
Warren Keelan
Sophie Carr
Sarah Alsayegh
Dag Ole Nordhaug
Jose Ramos
Dustin LeFevre

Photographer in the Spotlight: Alice Cahill Day 5

Photographer in the Spotlight: Landscape Photographer Alice Cahill

This week we chose to showcase landscape and nature photographer Alice Cahill from Morro Bay, California.  Alice has a beautiful array of nature, wildlife and landscape photographs that are both inspiring and imaginative. We hope you enjoy Alice’s biography and stunning photographs in this week’s Photographer in the Spotlight. Check back each day to see the 7 photographs of Alice’s we selected to spotlight and don’t forget, you can nominate yourself or your favorite photographer at: PI Photography and Fine Art.

Alice’s  Artist Statement and Bio

Alice CahillIn my photography I strive to see with the ‘eyes of my heart’ – to find that essential element which speaks to your sense of wonder. I am in love with all of wild Nature – with her colors, designs, moods & her amazing wildlife. I believe Nature is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet & listen, we can find peace & discover our own inner voice of wisdom. It is a beautiful but also a fragile world … be gentle.

I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. I was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Audubon contest and my winning image was published on the cover of Audubon Magazine. I have also had Category wins in both the prestigious Nature’s Best International Photography Contest and in the North American Nature Photography contest where my photo was published on the back cover of “Expressions” in 2015. My photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines. One of my images was featured in Oprah’s “O” Magazine.

Where You Can Find Alice’s Work

Main Website
Fine Art America
Facebook
Getty Images
Blog

Today’s Spotlight Photograph: Landscape Photo – Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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Alice’s previous Spotlight Days: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ,

Several months ago PI Photography and Fine Art rolled out with a new series of blog posts called Photographer in the Spotlight. For a full week we will showcase the bio, artist statement and seven images of a selected photographer’s work that we found most interesting. Our hope is that our audience not only sees the beautiful work created by these passionate photographers but also learn a little about the artists behind the pieces. There are so many wonderful photographers in the world and a lot of the time we only see the photograph, not the artist.  So we thought it would be nice to show appreciation for the artist, for their dedication to their field, and share some of their work along the way.

Think about it, if it wasn’t for the artist then there would be no art to admire and honestly, life would be pretty boring without it! So show your appreciation to them for spicing up your life and showing you their beautiful perception of the world. Share their stories and captivating work for others to experience.

If you would like to be showcased or know a photographer who should be, please submit the info through our contact us page: Photographer in the Spotlight Submissions

To see The Previous Spotlight Photographers:

Hillary Younger
Mitch Dobrowner
Linda Bembridge
Patrick Smith
Warren Keelan
Sophie Carr
Sarah Alsayegh
Dag Ole Nordhaug
Jose Ramos
Dustin LeFevre

Photographer in the Spotlight: Alice Cahill Day 4

Photographer in the Spotlight: Landscape Photographer Alice Cahill

This week we chose to showcase landscape and nature photographer Alice Cahill from Morro Bay, California.  Alice has a beautiful array of nature, wildlife and landscape photographs that are both inspiring and imaginative. We hope you enjoy Alice’s biography and stunning photographs in this week’s Photographer in the Spotlight. Check back each day to see the 7 photographs of Alice’s we selected to spotlight and don’t forget, you can nominate yourself or your favorite photographer at: PI Photography and Fine Art.

Alice’s  Artist Statement and Bio

Alice CahillIn my photography I strive to see with the ‘eyes of my heart’ – to find that essential element which speaks to your sense of wonder. I am in love with all of wild Nature – with her colors, designs, moods & her amazing wildlife. I believe Nature is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet & listen, we can find peace & discover our own inner voice of wisdom. It is a beautiful but also a fragile world … be gentle.

I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. I was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Audubon contest and my winning image was published on the cover of Audubon Magazine. I have also had Category wins in both the prestigious Nature’s Best International Photography Contest and in the North American Nature Photography contest where my photo was published on the back cover of “Expressions” in 2015. My photographs have been published in many nature and photo magazines. One of my images was featured in Oprah’s “O” Magazine.

Where You Can Find Alice’s Work

Main Website
Fine Art America
Facebook
Getty Images
Blog

Today’s Spotlight Photograph: Landscape Photo – Cayucos Pier

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Alice’s previous Spotlight Days: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ,

Several months ago PI Photography and Fine Art rolled out with a new series of blog posts called Photographer in the Spotlight. For a full week we will showcase the bio, artist statement and seven images of a selected photographer’s work that we found most interesting. Our hope is that our audience not only sees the beautiful work created by these passionate photographers but also learn a little about the artists behind the pieces. There are so many wonderful photographers in the world and a lot of the time we only see the photograph, not the artist.  So we thought it would be nice to show appreciation for the artist, for their dedication to their field, and share some of their work along the way.

Think about it, if it wasn’t for the artist then there would be no art to admire and honestly, life would be pretty boring without it! So show your appreciation to them for spicing up your life and showing you their beautiful perception of the world. Share their stories and captivating work for others to experience.

If you would like to be showcased or know a photographer who should be, please submit the info through our contact us page: Photographer in the Spotlight Submissions

To see The Previous Spotlight Photographers:

Hillary Younger
Mitch Dobrowner
Linda Bembridge
Patrick Smith
Warren Keelan
Sophie Carr
Sarah Alsayegh
Dag Ole Nordhaug
Jose Ramos
Dustin LeFevre