Chasing the Light

Starting from the a realisation that light is cruical to engagement with a landscape photograph, I discuss the conditions I actively seek, the joys and pitfalls they bring and how sometimes, my favourite images are ones taken in less-than-ideal or unexpected situations.

As well as telling the stories behind a few of my images, I also unpack the processes I use both in the field and in the edit.

 - Shooting into the Sun: Capturing images with the sun in the frame
 - Sidelight: Taking advantage of texture and form
 - Something in the Air: How the wider conditions affect the light
 - Too much of good thing: Is it possible to get pleasing image in the middle of the day?
 - When Less is More: Poorer conditions can be ideal
 - When Less is, well, Less: How to strengthen an image when the light lets you down
 - Rhapsody in Blue: Exploring the soft beauty of blue hour
 - After Dark: Forays into Astro-landscape photography
 - Do you feel lucky?: Give yourself the best chance by planning your trips

I have presented this talk to over 20 clubs with many more booked. It is currently ranked 8th - and is the highest scoring landscapes talk - out of over 200 talks on the lectures list.


Taming the Chaos

Exercising Photographic Control in the Landscape

Landscape photography relies on two components; the atmospheric conditions, which you cannot control, and the composition of the scene - which you absoutely can.

As a counterpoint to "Chasing the Light", I discuss the principles of composition which I have learned along the way and now apply in my images. 



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