Strong composition is one of the essential ingredients of landscape photography, yet many still find the ability to make strong images difficult and elusive. While the art of composition is learned through practice and experience, there are fundamental concepts and approaches that can help to improve your ability to make stronger images. In this presentation, Robert Rodriguez Jr. shares some of what he thinks are the key elements of strong composition in landscape photography and how you might apply them to your own image making.
“Photography is really perception, the analytic interpretation of things as they are. The medium true power comes not by evading reality but embracing it.” – Ansel Adams
The Tetons and the Snake River (1942) by Landscape Photographer Ansel Adams
This is an amazing documentary created by PBS back in 2002 on the life of Ansel Adams and his growth into being one of the most infamous Nature and Landscape Photographers in the world. This is much more in-depth than anything I have read to date about his life and work.