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Created in this Craftsy class

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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Theme Nature & Landscape
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This is an interesting series of intimate landscapes. The rocks and plants definitely give a feeling of Acadia. Look up Eliot Porter sometime. Porter is considered one of the greats of color nature photography and did a lot of his intimate landscapes in Maine. The moss shot is quite nice and gives a definite feeling of the area. Some things to consider -- watch your light and exposure. Light has a huge influence on how a viewer looks at your image and how your composition is defined, no matter how you frame the image. For example, the shot of the rocks, lichens and plants has some very bright light at the upper right. That is the brightest part of the image and dominates the composition. The rest of the composition is underexposed and hard to see. The picture of the asters is also underexposed enough that it makes it hard to see much of the photo. Even just a little work in the darkroom will help open up the dark areas and balance them with the rocks.

10/25/2013 Flag

Rob: Thanks for the constructive comments. I'll try and correct the images, and repost them. But I've noticed a perceptible difference between how these images show up in the Craftsy viewer, and when I previously opened and worked on them in Lightroom. There is even a difference when I use the monitor attached to my lap top, and a stand alone monitor. Do you find that to be the case, and if so is there any way to deal with these differences? That said, do you know of any good on-line courses on using Lightroom? BTW a couple of weeks ago I bought a copy of Porter's "In Wildness Is The Preservation Of The World." It begins "In a sense this book began when my father bought an island in Maine [Great Spruce Head] nearly half a century ago." The photos are simply awe inspiring. Again, thanks.

11/01/2013 Flag

One of the big challenges we all face is variation in what an image looks like from one monitor to another. This is even worse when we go to the Internet because now we go to an "open" system that we have no control over. It is a good idea to calibrate your work monitors. I use Spyder 4 and it works well on my monitors. You will not get different monitors to be exactly the same unless you have the same model monitor. I love Lightroom and would find it difficult to do the work I do without it. I have done some videos on the Library and Develop modules that you can find on I have a feeling you would like many of Porter's other books, too.

11/08/2013 Flag

Rob: Thanks for the Spyder 4 tip. I'll probably pick up one of the versions from Amazon. Also, I just singed up for a trial subscription to Skillfeed (through an email advert from Outdoor Photographer) so I'll be sure to watch your videos.

11/10/2013 Flag