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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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Kelowna Photography News

Open up and     Say Awesome

OCTOBER, 2011 - A lot of growth in business has come to West Kelowna, or Westbank, B.C. as it's been known to Okanagan residents for many years.
Proliferation of new shopping centres have been most noticeable - while various professional services like Dental Offices have also added to the dyanamic of the burgeoning community.
A few weeks ago, I enjoyed photographing a new office for Aura Dental for Sinclair Dental Company.

Professional Office photography in Westbank


Tommy Awards entry by Kelowna Photographer

Artistic home up for Tommy Award

OCTOBER, 2011 - Some images are worth getting up at 5 am for. Twilight and sunrise provide beautiful light that suits some of the artistic creations by the Okanagan's finest home builders.
It took a very early morning to capture this handsome exterior image in Carrs Landing for one Kelowna builder. For now, I'll hold back on names, since there's a few potential housing awards on the line.

Sunny seat

The natural beauty of Okanagan Lake provides a ideal location for relaxation on an outdoor deck in the sunshine.
Carol Dodge recognized this when she set up SunCountry Furniture in Kelowna.
Doing my best to match the surroundings, I photographed another collection of the furniture she finds around the world to bring to our decks.
Composing such images is not too difficult, but it sure takes a lot of electronic flash power to match the sun's strength.

Commercial photography Professional in Kelowna

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Helping the ladies Big heart in little runner
Engineering projects Ogogrow on the grow
Skogie Cleaning Up Bear Guards new Park
Combatting Cancer Okanagan Olympians
Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires hit Westside