Do you want to learn how to take better cityscape images at night? Today I offer some simple tips to make you a better photographerRead More
Is there a bucket list trip that has eluded you? Could it be Antarctica perhaps... why don't you read about my next trip there and join me and some of my friends that are already signed up to come.Read More
The Human Element in a photo can create a powerful image
Did you know that people like to live vicariously through human subjects in photos?
Adding a human element will create more emotion to an image, it makes them feel like they are experiencing the location themselves.
How do you accomplish this? By posing the subject in such a way that they either become anonymous, or a focal point in the image.
The human element also gives a better sense of scale. By placing your subject in the distance, you can get a better sense of just how big those mountains really are, how tall a waterfall really is, or how much of the sky the aurora is taking up. This photo to the left is an example why photographing “tiny” people in large landscapes does well.
Adding a human element to photos helps tell a story. Images seem to be more powerful when people are included in them.
You can completely change the storyline of a particular photo depending on what type of human element you decide to incorporate... large and a focal point, or small and blend them into the landscape.
Why don't you join me on one of my workshops. I lead trips all over the world and would love to share some of my favorite location with you. Follow this link and search my landscape and cultural trips, or my wildlife trips. https://www.kevinpepperphotography.com/workshops
Still one room available for a couple or a single traveller on my annual Newfoundland Photo WorkshopRead More
"The early bird gets the worm"... how does that apply to photography? Im sure you have an idea... but today is a good reminder of how it makes you a better photogrpaher.Read More
The city of Paris has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world. On your first visit you will arrive in the French capital with all sorts of expectations: cobblestone streets lined with sidewalk cafes, of intellectuals discussing weighty matters in these cafes, of romance along the Seine, naughty nightclub revues in a district called Montmarte and yes, the Eiffel tower.Read More
Do you want to learn more wildlife photography techniques?
Do you want the opportunity to photograph such species as Canada Lynx or Musk Oxen?
Do you want to see the northern lights?
Then you should read todays blog...
learn, practice... and keep learning and practicing... how to become a better photographer is the theme on my blog todayRead More
Today I wanted to discuss, "the art of seeing" an image, and developing the confidence to show those photos offRead More
Today I wanted to give you one quick tip that will make you a better photographer in just a few minutes...Read More
Are you a photographer that enjoys taking photographs of the night skies? Well, this is a blog that you are going to want to bookmark and refer to throughout 2018.Read More
Psssst... looking for some ideas for your next vacation... ive got some ideas for you todayRead More
Do You want a deal on an African Safari? I have had a last minute cancellation...Read More
Today I wanted to give you five tips to help you have a better African SafariRead More
Some packing tips for your photo safariRead More
Today is BELL, Let's talk day... while my blog is usually about photography tips, today is a post that is for a special cause that I want to help raise awareness for... so PLEASE, take a few minutes of your time and learn more aboutRead More
The top three things that impressed me about the new LUMIX G9...
There were more than three things, and i will address those over the coming weeks. I just wanted to focus on the three things that impressed me most in the field.Read More
Today I wanted to give my thoughts on the LUMIX G9 after using it for two weeks in the YukonRead More
Today is the last of my wildlife tips while up here in the Yukon. Today I deal with backgrounds.Read More
Shoot - Review - Get back out there and do it again
When people contact me about a workshop, I get asked these two questions the most...
(1) I am a beginner, is this workshop to advanced for me?
(2) What am I going to learn on the workshop?
Lets take this week for example... this week we focused on how to get the best wildlife images you can take... composition, camera settings, and editing...
Below are two images... The one taken on the left by a person that was on the workshop when we went out in the morning...
The feedback offered to them on composition was to allow the animal room to move inside the image... I would have placed the Lynx on the left of the frame...
The feedback on settings was to shoot more in MANUAL mode and because we are shooting in the snow you need to shoot one full stop over on a sunny day and two full stops over on a cloudy day. Why? Snow tricks your camera because it is trying to achieve 18% grey... so to eliminate blue or dark grey in the shadows, use your exposure compensation and shoot to the right by a stop or two.
After the feedback, the image on the right is end end result after some discussuoin with the attendee of the workshop
If you want to learn more photo techniques and want to come up here to take photos like the ones in this post, check out the next winter photo workshop that is planned.