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LANDSCAPES part 2

These quick tips are not essential to every landscape picture you take, but bear them in mind and apply them judiciously to improve your scenic images.

* A foreground object will help to frame the scene and add a look of three-dimensionality.
* Frame the scene so that it contains a center of interest - an object that draws the viewer's eye into the picture.
* Placing the center of interest off-center, in accordance with the Rule of Thirds, will create a harmonious composition.
* Placing the horizon a third of the way down from the top or bottom of the frame is usually much better than having it in the middle of the scene.
* Scale can often be important to the understanding of a landscape, and can be achieved by including an object of a known size in the scene. People, animals or other recognizable objects that would naturally belong in the scene are suitable for showing scale.
* The quality of lighting is perhaps the most influential attribute of a successful landscape. Waiting for interesting lighting that is moody, dramatic or diffused usually pays off in a memorable photograph.
* Ensure that your camera's flash is turned off when shooting landscapes, unless you require it to brighten a foreground object. Flash in a dusty, misty or foggy scene may cause flare by reflecting off the droplets of moisture or dust particles.
* Use a tripod to ensure sharpness, especially in low-light conditions.
* Watch for unsightly or unnatural elements such as overhead wires, hydrants, poles and garbage cans, especially in the foreground. If you cannot easily move them, reposition yourself to a camera angle that eliminates them from the frame.

Continued in part 3

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Airport News in YLW Magazine
BC Business Magazine
Digital Photography Review
Canadian Press Images
Calibrating Computer Monitor
Calgary Herald
Nikon equipment Nikon Canada
Nikon USA Commentary
National Post
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Vancouver Sun


Kelowna Photography News

Okanagan athletes in Olympics

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 - Kelowna and the Okanagan will be watching with keen interest as some of our local athletes will compete against the best of the world as the Winter Olympics comes to the province of B.C.

The Canadian National Hockey Team will be represented by NHL defenceman Shae Webber, one of the stars of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the Memorial Cup in 2003.

Our country's national ski team will include Kelowna aerialist Steve Omischl and racer Kelsey Serwa. Photos and features can be found on my blog.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray

Cancer Centre unveils radiation therapy clinics
 

Combatting Cancer

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Kelowna MLAs Norm Letnick (right) and Steve Thompson (center) got to see the result of recent funding from the provincial government to BC Cancer Agency with the unveiling of radiation therapy rooms at the Kelowna Cancer Centre equipped with the latest technology.

The Okanagan's medical community also celebrated a few days earlier the announcement of the creation of a new medical training centre to open up at the neighbouring Kelowna General Hospital.


Ex-Weighted Fitness show returns to Okanagan

West Kelowna forest fire

JANUARY 30, 2010 - Kelowna TV show producers Alison Love and David McIlride (Discovery Channel) led a team of cameras and support crew for a weekend of action in a local school gym.

Four families from around the Okanagan will be featured in the latest season of ex-weighted - a show where people are encouraged by a fitness trainer to improve their health through improved eating and exercise programs.

One Summerland area family were put through a tiring challenge on Saturday to test their fitness levels against the clock.



Older items -

Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires threaten Westside