Abstract art separates reality of a subject through the use of imagery. Instead of an accurate, concrete image, abstract art instead conveys feeling, mood, color, movement and/or texture. While there is not a hard and fast definition of abstract nature photography, we can apply the principals found in abstract art to create captivating images. Exploring and using an abstract approach in nature photography positively impacts our creativity in 1) composition, 2) use of color, movement, lines and texture, and 3) post-processing. When delving into abstract, a key tip is to bring the focus to the elements of the subject versus the subject itself.
This post follows on from my earlier article on my stock shoot in London. My next destination was Belgium and, in particular, Ghent and Bruges. Although well covered by stock photography, I still felt that it would be possible to get some marketable images from these locations, especially from Ghent, my first destination. Read on to know how my experience was, shooting stock photographs in these two lovely cities.
London in August, what could possibly go wrong? The weather, of course. I had planned a two week break to visit family and to shoot stock in my birth city, something I had never really done before. Generally, London in late August the weather is fairly benign and reliable, late August 2014 proved to be not quite so co-operative.
When the lava is flowing into the ocean, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a sight to behold and when it’s not quite reaching the water, it’s still equally grand. While the red hot lava is unarguably one of the main draws to the park, there are plenty of other sights to be photographed. From the expansive landscapes to endangered wildlife there’s enough to keep you shooting all day and well into the night.
Welcome to Beaver Island, Michigan. Beaver Island is filled with beautiful sunscapes and cerulean water colors that rival the Caribbean. “America’s Emerald Isle” is the largest of 30,000 islands in the Great Lakes region. Photographers of landscapes, flora and fauna will discover many delights on Beaver Island.
Thousands of birders and bird photographers flock to Magee Marsh during May. It’s the Warbler Capital of the World. Warblers, are sometimes referred to as the ‘beautiful little butterflies’ of birds. They delight with their vivid colors and lively attitudes. Magee Marsh provides some of the most up-close views in North America of multiple species of warblers and migratory birds within a short time.
Machu Picchu is one of the most breathtaking locations on earth and whilst it may seem that every shot has been covered before, there are many locations within the ruins, each opening up a new photographic possibility. If you get a chance to visit this magical place, take it. This post gives you pointers on photographing the iconic site.
Lisbon is regarded as being one of the oldest cities in the world, pre-dating the Roman Empire. It has a population of over 3 million people yet seems to retain a friendly, small city feel. With its historic architecture, quaint trams yet also modern, progressive architecture, Lisbon is an ideal playground for Europe-based photographers.
When most people think of Hawaii they think of sunshine, surfing, and lazy afternoons spent on a beach. Ask any astrophotgrapher that has photographed the stars from Big Island’s Mauna Kea and you will hear quite a different story. The two-million year old volcano expands over 30,000 feet from the ocean floor to it’s peak, […]
When it comes to New York City, Manhattan gets all the attention, glamour and especially the glory. But, if you hop on the subway and leave the hustle and bustle of Times Square behind and continue east beyond the United Nations, you will discover a world rich in culture, pageantry and photographic inspiration in the […]