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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

A landscape is a section or portion of scenery - usually nature - as seen from a single viewpoint. Typically, people and animals are not shown in a landscape, unless they are relatively small in the image and have been included in the composition to show scale.

The term “Urban Landscape” describes photographs of the city taken in the manner of a landscape, using buildings and other man-made features as graphical elements of composition that are treated in the same way the photographer would treat mountains and trees.

Three styles of landscape photography are recognized - representational, impressionistic and abstract.

The representational style show scenery at its most natural and realistic way, without visual manipulation or artifice. It is a straightforward style - however, successful images are more than simple snapshots. Although the photographer adds no props or other components to a scene and does not try to “bend” reality, great attention is paid to composition and detail. Light, timing and the weather are critical elements.

The impressionistic landscape photographer employs photographic techniques that result in images that have vague or elusive qualities. They are less tangible and more unreal, while still retaining their values that make them landscape pictures. The viewer is given the impression of a landscape rather than the clear reality of one.

Abstract style could also probably be referred to as graphic style, since the components of scenery are treated by the photographer as graphic elements, arranged for their compositional values. Natural elements may be rendered as unrecognizable as shape and form take priority. Elements may be juxtapositioned for comparison or contrast, isolated by extreme close-up, reduced to silhouettes by severe underexposure, and so on. Design is more important than recognizable representation.

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Kelowna Photography News

Gimme Shelter, for the ladies

JULY 9, 2011 - Controversial when it was proposed in 2008, Tutt Street Place enjoyed a warm welcome when it officially opened Friday.

Providing social housing to women in need and their families, the building financed through NOW Canada. I was hired by Ledcor Construction earlier this spring to photograph the building before residents moved in.

Additional mobile flash units brightened the playground to balance with the setting sunlight on the western face.

Architecture Photography



Business portraits in Kelowna

Face for Finance

Big heart in little runner

JUNE 2011 - Jonathan Welsh ran a marathon in his socks for Okanagan kids - particularly his brother - at the annual 24-hour relay for the Boys and Girls Clubs.

The spunky 8-year-old ran 120 laps on the Apple Bowl Track over the 24-hour period. Over $170,000 was raised by two dozen teams to fund programs by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and the Easter Seals Camp in Winfield.

event photography in Kelowna

MAY 2011 - Don't think Susan Kasper is just another pretty face - no matter how much you like the portrait I shot of her this spring. She has stepped up to the role of Financial Planner for Edward Jones in Kelowna.

 

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