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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

Congratulations
Linda & Jason

JUNE, 2012 - Best wishes to Linda and Jason, of Calgary, who returned home to Kelowna last month to join in matrimony among family and friends.
The historic Benvoulin Church provided a very quaint and intimate location for the small ceremony. What had been a wet weekend gave way to a small taste of sunshine – perhaps it was a blessing from above.
Linda's pet dogs joined the wedding party and got one of the first kisses from the beautiful bride while Jason waited his turn.

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All Decked Out

Last month, I photographed a new addition to the imports offered by SunCountry Furniture in Kelowna for the idealic summer living in the Okanagan.

Photography options were limited as the deck was damp with fresh sealant, yet I was still able to place some remote flashes to blend with the sunlight.

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commercial photos on location in Okanagan

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Kelowna Ladies in the News
Artistic Architecture
My Revolutionary New Camera
Fine Furniture
Helping the ladies
Engineering projects
Skogie Cleaning Up
Big heart in little runner
Ogogrow on the grow
Bear Guards new Park
Combatting Cancer
Lighting technology improves 
Airport publication awarded


Okanagan Olympians
Builder's book of my photos
Forest Fires hit Westside