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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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Okanagan professional photographer

Stuart Park is
"Great Place in
Canada" 2015

NOVEMBER 2015 - The "Great Places in Canada" were selected among public buildings and parks across the Country recently. This year's National award for the Best Outdoor Space goes to Jim Stuart Park on Kelowna's waterfront.
Congratulations to Stantec Consulting -a local firm involved in the design and engineering of the project, which hired me to photograph the first phase of this project a few years ago. For this shot, I climbed a 8-metre tall ladder that I leaned up against a tree and steadied my camera on a branch for the 3-second exposure.


Commercial photographer in Kelowna

Toast to Tommies

NOVEMBER, 2015 - Kudos to some of my clients who design and build homes and work spaces in Kelowna and the Okanagan.
Silver Awards went out for the 2015 Tommie Awards in the last week of November (including this bar renovation on the left). I won't name any yet as they are waiting to see which among these will be named the Gold winners in January.


Kelowna Photography

Scenic Splendor

OCTOBER, 2015 - The beauty of the Okanagan takes a lovely turn in autumn. While valley trees become orange and red from their leaves, the higher country becomes speckled with yellow as the larch tree needles change hue before shedding.

The Myra Canyon trestles - enormously popular through summer - made for a cool ride in between photos for me (right). The pretty rider on left is Evelyn.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer

Older items -

Say Ahhwesome
UPS growing
Homes for the Summer SunRype Shines
Grand Photography
Classroom in a Click
Beautiful Bride
Patio photos published
Kelowna Ladies make News My Revolutionary new Camera
Artistic Architecture Fine Furniture
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