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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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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.

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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.

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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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