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Landscape Photo Burning Skies

Rural Landscape Photograph "Burning Skies" by Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Burning Skies is a boldly colored landscape photograph of a hazy sunset scene. This photograph was created in the marshes of Reedy Point, better known as the C and D Canal. This image scene is of a black, silhouetted leafless tree against a hazy, bold orange and red colored sky at sunset on a hot summer evening.

Title: Burning Skies
Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Landscape Photography
Item ID#: LAND-0093

Wall Art Prints & Fine Art Prints of this landscape photo are available at: Wall art and fine art nature and landscape photography prints by Melissa Fague Wall art and Fine art prints by nature and landscape photographer Melissa fague on Houzz.com

Rural Landscape Photograph "Burning Skies" framed wall art print by Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa FagueRural Landscape Photograph "Burning Skies" canvas fine art print by Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Rural Landscape Photograph "Burning Skies" canvas fine art print by Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

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Landscape Photography: Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd

Rural Landscape Photograph "Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd" by Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa FagueA rural / rustic landscape photograph of an dilapidated abandoned house and large maple tree standing in the fog on the hilltop of Adams Dam Road. I haven’t found records of who the house belonged to or how old it is, but I am really interested. If anyone has information on this house please contact me.

Title: Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd
Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Landscape Photography

Wall Art Prints & Fine Art Prints of this landscape photo are available at: Wall art and fine art nature and landscape photography prints by Melissa Fague Wall art and Fine art prints by nature and landscape photographer Melissa fague on Houzz.com

Rural Landscape Photograph "Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd" by canvas fine art print Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa FagueRural Landscape Photograph "Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd" by framed wall art print Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Rural Landscape Photograph "Abandoned House on Adams Dam Rd" by canvas fine art print Nature and landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

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Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Exposure Bracketing

Low on the Boards is a low angle night photograph that was captured on the boards of the boardwalk in front of Bally's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Title: Low on the Boards Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Night Urban Landscape Photography Item ID# NGHT-7011

Landscape Photograph by Melissa Fague

Exposure Bracketing

Today, most cameras come equipped EV or Exposure Compensation feature built in. This allows photographers to take multiple photographs of the scene each at a different exposure.  A good practice for any photographer is to take three photographs of the scene. One of the shots is your starting point, were you feel the correct exposure of the scene is. The second shot is 1 stop above (+1) and the third shot is 1 stop below (-1) the normal exposure (0). As a beginner photographer think of it as insurance for your landscape photograph but as you grow as a photographer you can use those images to create HDR photos. HDR is when you blend the photographs together to create a image that showcase a High Dynamic Rate (HDR) of light (more on this later).  The process of bracketing gives you a better shot of getting a correctly exposed of the photograph and details to work with in the shadow. If you don’t want to save the extra photos for later use or practice then you can simply delete them.

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Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Making Plans

Driftwood and Sandbars is a landscape photograph that was captured on the shore of the Delaware River at low tide one evening. The image was created to showcase the ripples of the sandbars of the river bed with a piece of washed up driftwood resting on it. The standing water between the ripples of sandbars captures the pinks and blues of the sky as the sun sets in the south. Colors of the image are blues, pinks, browns, and yellowish orange. Title: Driftwood and Sandbars Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography

Landscape Photo by photographer Melissa Fague

Making Plans

Learn as much about a location that you can before you leave for your landscape photo shoot…planning is priceless.

Occasionally you may find a really cool location to shoot without planning a trip but I wouldn’t pass a career on luck. Landscape photographers spend a good portion of time in the field, exploring and shooting but most if not all great photographers did their homework about the location first. It may seem like a mundane thing to do, when all you want to do is run out and see the location but that could cost you in more ways than one. Planning your trip and doing research of the location will keep you safer, give you a good idea of where to shoot, what the weather may be doing and when the best times are to shoot. Planning your trip to any location will optimize your time to the fullest.

The first thing I do when planning my landscape photography shoots is look for other photographs of the location to seek out some of the best subject matter available in the area. You can do this by googling the name of the area or the name of a subject in the area, then hit “images”. Do not copy another photographers work but take note of the subject in the photograph to see if there is another perspective that could enhance the subjects details. If you see one start planning around that perspective.

Getting There

Mapping your route will save you time on two levels. First for getting to the location quickly and second for mapping out your subject matter efficiently. We try to keep the subjects down to three in any given area so that we can spend a fair amount of time in each location. Mapping out your route between them will cut down on the time and mileage. Google Maps works great for this. As a side note google maps also has photos and satellite; which can help when trying to locate other cool features about an area to explore as well as parking areas.

Next, check the weather. In landscape photography weather is one of the biggest challenges. It is one of the few thing that we will never be able to control. However, we can use the elements of the weather to create stunning landscape photos! An app we like to use is Dark Sky. It helps us find out the weather conditions of any location. This will also help you plan your gear such as rain gear.

Finally, check the lighting of the location. We as photographers all know that light is key to creating stunning photographs. Plan out what is the most optimal time for you to be there with The Photographers Ephemeris. This app helps you calculate the angle of the sun to your subject or landscape scene.

 

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Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Coastal Photography

Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Coastal Photography

In this landscape photography tutorial, led by award-winning landscape photographer Lee Acaster this Walkabout saw the Wex Photography team and members of our photographic community head to the popular coastal village of Happisburgh. Lee worked with the attendees helping them to overcome the challenges that come with photographing landscapes using various filters.