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Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
Akagriff on craftsy.com

What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? I feel that I captured the cold winter conditions that these ducks are existing in. This is a small open water spring, so keeping the photo intimate was necessary.

Akagriff on craftsy.com

Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Canon 7D, I also used Lightroom to crop and adjust the exposure. Ducks don't stay still and I seem to have a few 1/2 ducks that I had to crop out of the picture. The snow/ice at the shoreline was overexposed in the original photo so I had to bring down.

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I am a true beginner so please be as descriptive as possible when commenting

02/09/2014 Flag

You definitely give an impression of a group of ducks in winter. Having that snowy hillside is important to that. A challenge for a lot of winter photography is that it can be very, very gray. That is making this image less interesting. When you are faced with such conditions, realize that the camera is probably going to make it worse, so don't try to simply capture a subject regardless of the conditions. Look for a subject and composition that works with the conditions.

02/14/2014 Flag