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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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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D3200, 50mm, ISO 200, 1/100 F7.1

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Look at you subject from various angles to make it an intimate landscape. I took other shots that were only the plants but they didn't grab my attention.

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Great idea, wonderful use of shallow depth of field to emphasize subject. Something to think about. Bright areas will always attract the viewers eye in an image. In this image, the bright top of the photo dominates the image even though it is out of focus. In addition, this creates such a contrast from top to bottom that it makes it harder to see the little plants.

09/27/2013 Flag

Thanks, Rob. I see your point. It was a foggy sunrise scene. If I had changed my position in relation to the plants the background would've been a very different photo - next time I'll try that. That morning I shot a lot of backlit high-key photos.

09/30/2013 Flag