Teddy has soon reached 11 years of age. He has been with me on many of my journeys. When capturing beautiful landscapes, your pet might be what you need to get your subject in the foreground.
When I’m trying to frame a landscape, one of my tasks is to have something that your eyes can rest on while observing my picture. There are a lot of tools to help you out here. You might have heard others talking about “Rule of thirds” or “Golden ratio”. If you’re a Lightroom user you have those tools in the cropping tool already. Once you start to get familiar with there tools you will start using them without thinking of it.
And there are a lot of rules, but the most important thing is to try and learn while you do so. Being a theoretically good photographer does not help you out if you can’t translate theory into practice.
When you introduce leading lines you guide the observer through your image. And while the observer moves around it is often good to have something to stop or come back to. That might be anything, but I tend to use Teddy or maybe something more static like a separated tree.
Do you have any special objects that you place in your frame every now and then?
Often when I’m out on location the conditions aren’t exactly what you wanted them to be. The images will be acceptable, but you know they can be better. So I’ll mark my locations by the help of mymaps.google.com and go back when I think the conditions will be more exciting.
The sun had just settled behind the horizon and the sky turned into my favor. I’m very satisfied with my result.
I’ve been thinking of making a vlog for a long time now. Below you will find my first video on youtube. I hope you like it. It would make me very glad if you would like to follow my channel and comment some on my work.
I visited the southern parts of Norway recently and one of my favorites is the sea. This time I chose to do some long exposures. The weather was not that good, but the sun was trying to get through the clouds. The sea was quite calm, but there was enough waves to create the dreamy look around the rocks.
It’s been a long time since you’ve had an update from me. It’s been quite busy times but this morning I found the time to go out and hunt. My kind of hunting is the one done with a camera. And luckily for the deer it was me they met this morning.
The cold winter in Norway can be nice as well. When the temperatures creeps below -20oC the landscape turns into a more quiet one. The crisp snow reduces much of the sounds. Cars moving on snow instead of asphalt makes less noise as well.
One of my favorite areas is Trollheimen. It’s a national park just south of Trondheim. The area has everything from bare mountains to dense forest.
The area beautiful the whole year. During the winter the whole area is covered in snow and the temperatures can get as low as -20oC. The trees get a nice layer of soft snow and the uneven surfaces on the ground gets flattened out. The sun is visible only a couple of hours each day and when it is its very close to the horizon. The white snow and the low sun makes long shadows and contrasts.
Have you ever opened your photo library and started scrolling up and into the forgotten tails of your photographic history. When I established this web page I wanted to find the best pictures and I started scrolling.
My photography has never really been about the gear. Of course if I do find my area of photography to lack some kind of equipment I do spend a long time putting up comparisons between the alternatives on the marked, but once I’ve settled I don’t really pay that much attention to new and even better cameras and so on. After all; it’s not the gear that makes the photo, it’s the person behind it.