Transition to Landscape Photography
The transition or expansion of my photographic skills from Studio, Fashion, Fine Art and Commercial photography to Landscape has been one filled with experimentation.
This has been an affair that has now lasted just over three years. Although I have always taken pictures when traveling, I never really considered it a genre as one to invest much time enhancing my skills. I much preferred working in studio with tricky objects or beautiful people maneuvering up to 7 lights to get just the right amount of light and shadow to give the exact look or mode I was looking for.
Then I started to explore world and visited places where few people have been. Remote islands in the South Pacific with people very rarely receiving visitors and where there are no safety rules or staff holding one back from a full experience. Even when you climb to the top of an active volcano.
The pure beauty of virgin scenes, with the occasional local so friendly and welcoming (... no, no, not because they wanna eat us :-))), no more cannibalism around ... I hope), got me wanting to take and develop pictures to share my experiences with others.
I wanted others to feel, as close as possible, what I felt when I first witnessed these scenes. Using my technology to get the right exposure and composition was not much of a challenge. Naturally I had to add a couple of sharp wide angle lenses to get greater compositions.
My challenge was in post processing. I just struggled to get the mode with my pictures I was after. I seem to go through almost amateur post production phases of over exposing, or over contrast or killer HDR with way too much detail. It is only now that I am starting to get the softer yet detailed look with no over bright or too dark areas in the pics.
This is a love affair with promise of some awesome things to come.
One can see the path I have taken with the improving my landscape photography on my 500px profile.
One can also few my pic history on the following sights:
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