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- I’m not really into making resolutions for the new year but have set a few goals for 2018. The main one: finally process and share the dozens and dozens of good photos I have left to languish as RAW files for far too long. A continual mix of busyness, self-confidence ups and downs, and mixed feelings about sharing on social media conspire to keep my best work hidden in the confines of my hard drive. I’m hoping that 2018 will be a year of progress in this regard. 😊 This photo 📷: queen’s crown and marsh marigold leaves in one of Colorado’s high and wild alpine basins. One other update... We are participating in this year's InFocus Deal - $49 for 9 tutorials for nature photographers. Our contribution is a 3-hour video, From Field to Finished: 7 Workshop-Style Case Studies. See link in profile. 💻💁🏻‍♀️
- I’m not really into making resolutions for the new year but have set a few goals for 2018. The main one: finally process and share the dozens and dozens of good photos I have left to languish as RAW files for far too long. A continual mix of busyness, self-confidence ups and downs, and mixed feelings about sharing on social media conspire to keep my best work hidden in the confines of my hard drive. I’m hoping that 2018 will be a year of progress in this regard. 😊 This photo 📷: queen’s crown and marsh marigold leaves in one of Colorado’s high and wild alpine basins. One other update... We are participating in this year's InFocus Deal - $49 for 9 tutorials for nature photographers. Our contribution is a 3-hour video, From Field to Finished: 7 Workshop-Style Case Studies. See link in profile. 💻💁🏻‍♀️
- I’m not really into making resolutions for the new year but have set a few goals for 2018. The main one: finally process and share the dozens and dozens of good photos I have left to languish as RAW files for far too long. A continual mix of busyness, self-confidence ups and downs, and mixed feelings about sharing on social media conspire to keep my best work hidden in the confines of my hard drive. I’m hoping that 2018 will be a year of progress in this regard. 😊 This photo 📷: queen’s crown and marsh marigold leaves in one of Colorado’s high and wild alpine basins. One other update... We are participating in this year's InFocus Deal - $49 for 9 tutorials for nature photographers. Our contribution is a 3-hour video, From Field to Finished: 7 Workshop-Style Case Studies. See link in profile. 💻💁🏻‍♀️
- Two years ago, Death Valley experienced a "thousand-year" flood, severely damaging many locations and closing roads across the park. The storm also created an ephemeral lake in Badwater Basin, dissolving what had become brown and crusty salt polygons in the years since the last flooding. Although the lake had been evaporating for three weeks by the time we arrived, we still found a lot of water and all sorts of interesting patterns. Although we had one morning of dramatic light, I really liked this calm, clear morning since the strong blues at twilight made the patterns look almost like ice. #deathvalley #nationalpark #naturephotography #california
- Two years ago, Death Valley experienced a "thousand-year" flood, severely damaging many locations and closing roads across the park. The storm also created an ephemeral lake in Badwater Basin, dissolving what had become brown and crusty salt polygons in the years since the last flooding. Although the lake had been evaporating for three weeks by the time we arrived, we still found a lot of water and all sorts of interesting patterns. Although we had one morning of dramatic light, I really liked this calm, clear morning since the strong blues at twilight made the patterns look almost like ice. #deathvalley #nationalpark #naturephotography #california
- Two years ago, Death Valley experienced a "thousand-year" flood, severely damaging many locations and closing roads across the park. The storm also created an ephemeral lake in Badwater Basin, dissolving what had become brown and crusty salt polygons in the years since the last flooding. Although the lake had been evaporating for three weeks by the time we arrived, we still found a lot of water and all sorts of interesting patterns. Although we had one morning of dramatic light, I really liked this calm, clear morning since the strong blues at twilight made the patterns look almost like ice. #deathvalley #nationalpark #naturephotography #california
- This is the perfect time of year to visit desert landscapes in the SW United States, so I am sharing some of my photos from one of my favorite places for photography and exploration. We were hiking in a remote canyon in Death Valley, turned a corner, and saw this little western screech owl 🦉sitting in this desert holly plant. I think we woke it up from a nap. 💤 I have always wanted a photo of a desert holly plant. Getting one with an owl perched inside was a big bonus. 📷#deathvalley #california #nationalpark #nature #naturephotography
- This is the perfect time of year to visit desert landscapes in the SW United States, so I am sharing some of my photos from one of my favorite places for photography and exploration. We were hiking in a remote canyon in Death Valley, turned a corner, and saw this little western screech owl 🦉sitting in this desert holly plant. I think we woke it up from a nap. 💤 I have always wanted a photo of a desert holly plant. Getting one with an owl perched inside was a big bonus. 📷#deathvalley #california #nationalpark #nature #naturephotography
- This is the perfect time of year to visit desert landscapes in the SW United States, so I am sharing some of my photos from one of my favorite places for photography and exploration. We were hiking in a remote canyon in Death Valley, turned a corner, and saw this little western screech owl 🦉sitting in this desert holly plant. I think we woke it up from a nap. 💤 I have always wanted a photo of a desert holly plant. Getting one with an owl perched inside was a big bonus. 📷#deathvalley #california #nationalpark #nature #naturephotography
- Here, the leaves of a mesquite tree are shown in a soft, dreamy way. A few years ago, I parked on the side of the road in Death Valley and hiked about a mile out onto a playa looking for mud cracks. At some point, I entered a maze of mesquite trees. In that area of Death Valley, mesquite trees grow low to the ground. The gnarled branches are quite dense and full of thorns. I soon realized that I was trapped and in a brief bout of irrationality, experienced an intense chill of panic. It is an odd sensation to feel completely lost while in view of well-traveled park road. After quite a bit of wandering and crawling through thorns and gnarled branches (shorts turned out to be a poor choice of attire…), I made my way out of the thicket and back to my car. Since having this intimate experience with mesquite trees, I wanted to photograph them in a way that would show their beauty rather than their danger. For this photo, I stayed on the periphery of the trees and had a much more enjoyable encounter. #desertparadise #deathvalley #california #nationalpark #tree #nature #naturephotography #abstract #macro
- Here, the leaves of a mesquite tree are shown in a soft, dreamy way. A few years ago, I parked on the side of the road in Death Valley and hiked about a mile out onto a playa looking for mud cracks. At some point, I entered a maze of mesquite trees. In that area of Death Valley, mesquite trees grow low to the ground. The gnarled branches are quite dense and full of thorns. I soon realized that I was trapped and in a brief bout of irrationality, experienced an intense chill of panic. It is an odd sensation to feel completely lost while in view of well-traveled park road. After quite a bit of wandering and crawling through thorns and gnarled branches (shorts turned out to be a poor choice of attire…), I made my way out of the thicket and back to my car. Since having this intimate experience with mesquite trees, I wanted to photograph them in a way that would show their beauty rather than their danger. For this photo, I stayed on the periphery of the trees and had a much more enjoyable encounter. #desertparadise #deathvalley #california #nationalpark #tree #nature #naturephotography #abstract #macro
- Here, the leaves of a mesquite tree are shown in a soft, dreamy way. A few years ago, I parked on the side of the road in Death Valley and hiked about a mile out onto a playa looking for mud cracks. At some point, I entered a maze of mesquite trees. In that area of Death Valley, mesquite trees grow low to the ground. The gnarled branches are quite dense and full of thorns. I soon realized that I was trapped and in a brief bout of irrationality, experienced an intense chill of panic. It is an odd sensation to feel completely lost while in view of well-traveled park road. After quite a bit of wandering and crawling through thorns and gnarled branches (shorts turned out to be a poor choice of attire…), I made my way out of the thicket and back to my car. Since having this intimate experience with mesquite trees, I wanted to photograph them in a way that would show their beauty rather than their danger. For this photo, I stayed on the periphery of the trees and had a much more enjoyable encounter. #desertparadise #deathvalley #california #nationalpark #tree #nature #naturephotography #abstract #macro
- Seeing photos of Columbia River Gorge wildfire is beyond heart-breaking, especially since it started because someone was being irresponsible with fireworks. My first real photography trip took place in this magical area and that experience was life-changing in some personally profound ways. Many of my fellow photographers have had similarly transformative experiences while hiking these trails, photographing the waterfalls, exploring the creeks, and just soaking in the beauty of the forest. The natural wonders being destroyed, firefighters placing themselves in harm’s way, homes at risk, and friends in the area whose livelihoods will be affected in the aftermath... It is all literally sickening to think about, especially when adding in the devastation from the fires in Glacier National Park, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the incoming storm threatening Florida and the East Coast. If anything positive comes out of this situation, hopefully some people learn that fireworks and forests don’t mix, no matter how fun it might seem at the time. #oregon #columbirivergorge #leavenotrace #naturephotography
- Seeing photos of Columbia River Gorge wildfire is beyond heart-breaking, especially since it started because someone was being irresponsible with fireworks. My first real photography trip took place in this magical area and that experience was life-changing in some personally profound ways. Many of my fellow photographers have had similarly transformative experiences while hiking these trails, photographing the waterfalls, exploring the creeks, and just soaking in the beauty of the forest. The natural wonders being destroyed, firefighters placing themselves in harm’s way, homes at risk, and friends in the area whose livelihoods will be affected in the aftermath... It is all literally sickening to think about, especially when adding in the devastation from the fires in Glacier National Park, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the incoming storm threatening Florida and the East Coast. If anything positive comes out of this situation, hopefully some people learn that fireworks and forests don’t mix, no matter how fun it might seem at the time. #oregon #columbirivergorge #leavenotrace #naturephotography
- Seeing photos of Columbia River Gorge wildfire is beyond heart-breaking, especially since it started because someone was being irresponsible with fireworks. My first real photography trip took place in this magical area and that experience was life-changing in some personally profound ways. Many of my fellow photographers have had similarly transformative experiences while hiking these trails, photographing the waterfalls, exploring the creeks, and just soaking in the beauty of the forest. The natural wonders being destroyed, firefighters placing themselves in harm’s way, homes at risk, and friends in the area whose livelihoods will be affected in the aftermath... It is all literally sickening to think about, especially when adding in the devastation from the fires in Glacier National Park, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and the incoming storm threatening Florida and the East Coast. If anything positive comes out of this situation, hopefully some people learn that fireworks and forests don’t mix, no matter how fun it might seem at the time. #oregon #columbirivergorge #leavenotrace #naturephotography
- I haven’t posted on Instagram in months and some people have asked why. We have been busy – selling a house, traveling full-time in our Airstream RV for the last year, getting ready to move into a new house, all while trying to keep up with the work that pays the bills. It has been a lot to manage and while we have been hiking/exploring a lot, I have not been doing a lot of photography. My mind has been too scattered but I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things this fall. Also, I have come to loathe Instagram and what it promotes (mainly: all the #naturelovers who clearly don’t care much about the places and creatures they are photographing, just the likes and adulation that comes as a result of #instafame). So, in starting to post again, I am unfollowing every hub I followed, ridding my feed of the people who post things that make me sad/angry, no longer playing the hashtag game, and posting photos I like without much consideration for what others will think. So, yeah, I photographed a bunch of fallen leaves and some pinecones in a forest in California’s Eastern Sierra. Hopefully a more curated Instagram is a happier Instagram for me. If so, I'll try to post more often. If not, you can always find me on Facebook (my personal profile is the only place I post much these days - you are welcome to send me a friend request or follow me there). ✌️#california #nature
- I haven’t posted on Instagram in months and some people have asked why. We have been busy – selling a house, traveling full-time in our Airstream RV for the last year, getting ready to move into a new house, all while trying to keep up with the work that pays the bills. It has been a lot to manage and while we have been hiking/exploring a lot, I have not been doing a lot of photography. My mind has been too scattered but I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things this fall. Also, I have come to loathe Instagram and what it promotes (mainly: all the #naturelovers who clearly don’t care much about the places and creatures they are photographing, just the likes and adulation that comes as a result of #instafame). So, in starting to post again, I am unfollowing every hub I followed, ridding my feed of the people who post things that make me sad/angry, no longer playing the hashtag game, and posting photos I like without much consideration for what others will think. So, yeah, I photographed a bunch of fallen leaves and some pinecones in a forest in California’s Eastern Sierra. Hopefully a more curated Instagram is a happier Instagram for me. If so, I'll try to post more often. If not, you can always find me on Facebook (my personal profile is the only place I post much these days - you are welcome to send me a friend request or follow me there). ✌️#california #nature
- I haven’t posted on Instagram in months and some people have asked why. We have been busy – selling a house, traveling full-time in our Airstream RV for the last year, getting ready to move into a new house, all while trying to keep up with the work that pays the bills. It has been a lot to manage and while we have been hiking/exploring a lot, I have not been doing a lot of photography. My mind has been too scattered but I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things this fall. Also, I have come to loathe Instagram and what it promotes (mainly: all the #naturelovers who clearly don’t care much about the places and creatures they are photographing, just the likes and adulation that comes as a result of #instafame). So, in starting to post again, I am unfollowing every hub I followed, ridding my feed of the people who post things that make me sad/angry, no longer playing the hashtag game, and posting photos I like without much consideration for what others will think. So, yeah, I photographed a bunch of fallen leaves and some pinecones in a forest in California’s Eastern Sierra. Hopefully a more curated Instagram is a happier Instagram for me. If so, I'll try to post more often. If not, you can always find me on Facebook (my personal profile is the only place I post much these days - you are welcome to send me a friend request or follow me there). ✌️#california #nature
- Just a quick note about our newest educational product, Black & White Photography: A Complete Guide for Nature Photographers. 📷This course includes a 183-page PDF ebook and three video sets on black and white photo processing using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Silver Efex Pro (available as a bundle or individually). Until March 31 (tomorrow!), you can save 20% with the code BW20. You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/bw-course (also linked in my profile). From a recent buyer: “I have to say I’m incredibly pleased with the quality of this series. Most tutorials don’t lay the ground work for the full walk-through edit. Your [tutorials are] laid out so precisely and are so well thought out and organized. The price point for the quality is one of the best on the tutorial market (I own at least 10 landscape tutorials). I can’t wait to up my B&W game!!! Thank you Sarah, truly impressive video series.” 😊Thank you for the continued support of my photography through likes, encouraging comments, helpful feedback, and purchases of our products. 🙋🏻🙌#landscapephotography #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw
- Just a quick note about our newest educational product, Black & White Photography: A Complete Guide for Nature Photographers. 📷This course includes a 183-page PDF ebook and three video sets on black and white photo processing using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Silver Efex Pro (available as a bundle or individually). Until March 31 (tomorrow!), you can save 20% with the code BW20. You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/bw-course (also linked in my profile). From a recent buyer: “I have to say I’m incredibly pleased with the quality of this series. Most tutorials don’t lay the ground work for the full walk-through edit. Your [tutorials are] laid out so precisely and are so well thought out and organized. The price point for the quality is one of the best on the tutorial market (I own at least 10 landscape tutorials). I can’t wait to up my B&W game!!! Thank you Sarah, truly impressive video series.” 😊Thank you for the continued support of my photography through likes, encouraging comments, helpful feedback, and purchases of our products. 🙋🏻🙌#landscapephotography #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw
- Just a quick note about our newest educational product, Black & White Photography: A Complete Guide for Nature Photographers. 📷This course includes a 183-page PDF ebook and three video sets on black and white photo processing using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Silver Efex Pro (available as a bundle or individually). Until March 31 (tomorrow!), you can save 20% with the code BW20. You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/bw-course (also linked in my profile). From a recent buyer: “I have to say I’m incredibly pleased with the quality of this series. Most tutorials don’t lay the ground work for the full walk-through edit. Your [tutorials are] laid out so precisely and are so well thought out and organized. The price point for the quality is one of the best on the tutorial market (I own at least 10 landscape tutorials). I can’t wait to up my B&W game!!! Thank you Sarah, truly impressive video series.” 😊Thank you for the continued support of my photography through likes, encouraging comments, helpful feedback, and purchases of our products. 🙋🏻🙌#landscapephotography #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw
- Thank you for all of the comments and likes on my recent "ten tips for better black and white photos" Instagram series. I really appreciate the dialogue, feedback, and support. 🙌 You can find a more detailed version of the tips all in one place in this blog post 📝 http://bit.ly/better-BW (also linked above in my profile). 📷: Yosemite National Park 🏞 on a stormy day. 🙋🏻 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#yosemite #california #mountains #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Thank you for all of the comments and likes on my recent "ten tips for better black and white photos" Instagram series. I really appreciate the dialogue, feedback, and support. 🙌 You can find a more detailed version of the tips all in one place in this blog post 📝 http://bit.ly/better-BW (also linked above in my profile). 📷: Yosemite National Park 🏞 on a stormy day. 🙋🏻 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#yosemite #california #mountains #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Thank you for all of the comments and likes on my recent "ten tips for better black and white photos" Instagram series. I really appreciate the dialogue, feedback, and support. 🙌 You can find a more detailed version of the tips all in one place in this blog post 📝 http://bit.ly/better-BW (also linked above in my profile). 📷: Yosemite National Park 🏞 on a stormy day. 🙋🏻 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#yosemite #california #mountains #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Black & white photo tip #10 of 10 📷 Of all the tips in this series, this is the most important one. This series has been based on the idea that nature photography is a creative pursuit and that a person’s photography can serve as a means of personal expression and storytelling 📖. All of the ideas I have shared here work for me and help me tell the stories I want to tell about the places I visit and photograph. You will likely find ways to adapt these ideas for your own photography since you will likely have different goals ⛳️ for your work than I have for mine. Through your choices of subject matter 🌊🌺🏞🏜, composition, mood, and processing, you share a part of yourself - your vision🙋🏻. I encourage you to pursue photography as an expression of yourself and your interests - from your time in the field 🗺through processing 🖥 and presenting your photographs 🌄. Experiment a lot, try new things, take risks, embrace failure as a means of learning and most importantly of all – enjoy the creative process. 😊 Photo: A salty and muddy playa in Death Valley National Park on a stormy day. ⛈#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #california #desert #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Black & white photo tip #10 of 10 📷 Of all the tips in this series, this is the most important one. This series has been based on the idea that nature photography is a creative pursuit and that a person’s photography can serve as a means of personal expression and storytelling 📖. All of the ideas I have shared here work for me and help me tell the stories I want to tell about the places I visit and photograph. You will likely find ways to adapt these ideas for your own photography since you will likely have different goals ⛳️ for your work than I have for mine. Through your choices of subject matter 🌊🌺🏞🏜, composition, mood, and processing, you share a part of yourself - your vision🙋🏻. I encourage you to pursue photography as an expression of yourself and your interests - from your time in the field 🗺through processing 🖥 and presenting your photographs 🌄. Experiment a lot, try new things, take risks, embrace failure as a means of learning and most importantly of all – enjoy the creative process. 😊 Photo: A salty and muddy playa in Death Valley National Park on a stormy day. ⛈#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #california #desert #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Black & white photo tip #10 of 10 📷 Of all the tips in this series, this is the most important one. This series has been based on the idea that nature photography is a creative pursuit and that a person’s photography can serve as a means of personal expression and storytelling 📖. All of the ideas I have shared here work for me and help me tell the stories I want to tell about the places I visit and photograph. You will likely find ways to adapt these ideas for your own photography since you will likely have different goals ⛳️ for your work than I have for mine. Through your choices of subject matter 🌊🌺🏞🏜, composition, mood, and processing, you share a part of yourself - your vision🙋🏻. I encourage you to pursue photography as an expression of yourself and your interests - from your time in the field 🗺through processing 🖥 and presenting your photographs 🌄. Experiment a lot, try new things, take risks, embrace failure as a means of learning and most importantly of all – enjoy the creative process. 😊 Photo: A salty and muddy playa in Death Valley National Park on a stormy day. ⛈#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw#top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw#deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #california #desert #nationalpark#usinterior #wearethewild
- Black and white photo tip #9 of 10 📷 If personal expression is one of your goals for your photography, learn to make your own processing decisions. 🖥 By relying on presets, you are allowing an algorithm or another photographer 🙋🏻to decide what your photo should look like. Also, presets often convert a photo to grayscale 🏳🏴and add some contrast but often not enough and in some of the wrong places. While presets can be a great learning tool 📚and offer a good place to start in processing some photos, learning how to make manual adjustments 📝 in your favorite processing software can help you finish your photos in a way that is true to your vision. 🔆 The most common question I get about my black and white photos: "do you use Nik Silver Efex Pro for processing?" No, I do not. While some photographers get good results from this software and it can be a good place to start learning about processing black and white photos, I much prefer the more manual controls of Lightroom and Photoshop. Photo 📷🏔a small tarn deep in the backcountry of Jasper National Park in Canada. 🇨🇦 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #canada #canadianrockies #jaspernationalpark #backcountry #hiking #backpacking #mountains
- Black and white photo tip #9 of 10 📷 If personal expression is one of your goals for your photography, learn to make your own processing decisions. 🖥 By relying on presets, you are allowing an algorithm or another photographer 🙋🏻to decide what your photo should look like. Also, presets often convert a photo to grayscale 🏳🏴and add some contrast but often not enough and in some of the wrong places. While presets can be a great learning tool 📚and offer a good place to start in processing some photos, learning how to make manual adjustments 📝 in your favorite processing software can help you finish your photos in a way that is true to your vision. 🔆 The most common question I get about my black and white photos: "do you use Nik Silver Efex Pro for processing?" No, I do not. While some photographers get good results from this software and it can be a good place to start learning about processing black and white photos, I much prefer the more manual controls of Lightroom and Photoshop. Photo 📷🏔a small tarn deep in the backcountry of Jasper National Park in Canada. 🇨🇦 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #canada #canadianrockies #jaspernationalpark #backcountry #hiking #backpacking #mountains
- Black and white photo tip #9 of 10 📷 If personal expression is one of your goals for your photography, learn to make your own processing decisions. 🖥 By relying on presets, you are allowing an algorithm or another photographer 🙋🏻to decide what your photo should look like. Also, presets often convert a photo to grayscale 🏳🏴and add some contrast but often not enough and in some of the wrong places. While presets can be a great learning tool 📚and offer a good place to start in processing some photos, learning how to make manual adjustments 📝 in your favorite processing software can help you finish your photos in a way that is true to your vision. 🔆 The most common question I get about my black and white photos: "do you use Nik Silver Efex Pro for processing?" No, I do not. While some photographers get good results from this software and it can be a good place to start learning about processing black and white photos, I much prefer the more manual controls of Lightroom and Photoshop. Photo 📷🏔a small tarn deep in the backcountry of Jasper National Park in Canada. 🇨🇦 #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #canada #canadianrockies #jaspernationalpark #backcountry #hiking #backpacking #mountains
- Black and white photo tip #8 📷🎱learn to understand the role of color 🌈 in black and white photography. When a color photo is converted to black and white, the color tones are mapped to their equivalent tones in gray 🔘, from deep black to bright white with many shades of gray in between. Let’s take the example of a photo that has a lot of color contrast, with a lot of midtone greens 💚 and reds ❤️ (think of green leaves with red berries 🍒). Converted to tones of gray, the greens and reds might be very similar (🏴🏴)and thus lose the contrast the same scene had in color. Let’s say the scene has light reds/pinks and deep greens (like the color version of the photo above). This scene, when converted to black and white, would have more tonal contrast than the example above because the light reds/pinks would render as lighter grays 🏳and the deep greens would render as darker grays🏴. This basic concept is important to learn for two primary reasons. First, learning to see colors as their tonal equivalent can help identify scenes with natural tonal contrast while in the field. This helps create opportunities for black and white photography. Second, colors can be adjusted in processing software to add or reduce tonal contrast in a scene. For example, using the black and white mix adjustment panel in Lightroom or the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, a photographer can brighten or darken individual colors within a scene. These changes can increase or decrease contrast within a photo. Although it seems unintuitive, adjusting colors can bean essential step in a black and white photo processing workflow. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #succulent #plant
- Black and white photo tip #8 📷🎱learn to understand the role of color 🌈 in black and white photography. When a color photo is converted to black and white, the color tones are mapped to their equivalent tones in gray 🔘, from deep black to bright white with many shades of gray in between. Let’s take the example of a photo that has a lot of color contrast, with a lot of midtone greens 💚 and reds ❤️ (think of green leaves with red berries 🍒). Converted to tones of gray, the greens and reds might be very similar (🏴🏴)and thus lose the contrast the same scene had in color. Let’s say the scene has light reds/pinks and deep greens (like the color version of the photo above). This scene, when converted to black and white, would have more tonal contrast than the example above because the light reds/pinks would render as lighter grays 🏳and the deep greens would render as darker grays🏴. This basic concept is important to learn for two primary reasons. First, learning to see colors as their tonal equivalent can help identify scenes with natural tonal contrast while in the field. This helps create opportunities for black and white photography. Second, colors can be adjusted in processing software to add or reduce tonal contrast in a scene. For example, using the black and white mix adjustment panel in Lightroom or the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, a photographer can brighten or darken individual colors within a scene. These changes can increase or decrease contrast within a photo. Although it seems unintuitive, adjusting colors can bean essential step in a black and white photo processing workflow. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #succulent #plant
- Black and white photo tip #8 📷🎱learn to understand the role of color 🌈 in black and white photography. When a color photo is converted to black and white, the color tones are mapped to their equivalent tones in gray 🔘, from deep black to bright white with many shades of gray in between. Let’s take the example of a photo that has a lot of color contrast, with a lot of midtone greens 💚 and reds ❤️ (think of green leaves with red berries 🍒). Converted to tones of gray, the greens and reds might be very similar (🏴🏴)and thus lose the contrast the same scene had in color. Let’s say the scene has light reds/pinks and deep greens (like the color version of the photo above). This scene, when converted to black and white, would have more tonal contrast than the example above because the light reds/pinks would render as lighter grays 🏳and the deep greens would render as darker grays🏴. This basic concept is important to learn for two primary reasons. First, learning to see colors as their tonal equivalent can help identify scenes with natural tonal contrast while in the field. This helps create opportunities for black and white photography. Second, colors can be adjusted in processing software to add or reduce tonal contrast in a scene. For example, using the black and white mix adjustment panel in Lightroom or the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, a photographer can brighten or darken individual colors within a scene. These changes can increase or decrease contrast within a photo. Although it seems unintuitive, adjusting colors can bean essential step in a black and white photo processing workflow. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #succulent #plant
- Black and white photo tip #7B of 10 📷 Low contrast can work, too. Yesterday's tip discussed how contrast across the tonal range, from deep blacks to bright whites, can help increase the impact of a black and white photo. Black and white photos can also work WITHOUT maximum tonal contrast. Some photos work well when they contain only darker tones or only lighter tones. This photo, along with the one I shared yesterday🌤, help demonstrate this concept. Yesterday’s photo has a full range of tonal contrast, from deep blacks to bright whites. Today’s photo has only tones of gray and a few bright highlights🌧. Although both photos are of the same subject 🌲, the different amounts of contrast, along with the overall mood and composition, helps tell two very different stories. When I think about contrast choices in my own photography, I always try to be deliberate in matching up my processing choices with my goals for the photo. The initial grayscale conversion is the place to start and then I can increase or decrease the tonal range depending on my goals. Photo: Foggy Forest from Redwoods National Park.
- Black and white photo tip #7B of 10 📷 Low contrast can work, too. Yesterday's tip discussed how contrast across the tonal range, from deep blacks to bright whites, can help increase the impact of a black and white photo. Black and white photos can also work WITHOUT maximum tonal contrast. Some photos work well when they contain only darker tones or only lighter tones. This photo, along with the one I shared yesterday🌤, help demonstrate this concept. Yesterday’s photo has a full range of tonal contrast, from deep blacks to bright whites. Today’s photo has only tones of gray and a few bright highlights🌧. Although both photos are of the same subject 🌲, the different amounts of contrast, along with the overall mood and composition, helps tell two very different stories. When I think about contrast choices in my own photography, I always try to be deliberate in matching up my processing choices with my goals for the photo. The initial grayscale conversion is the place to start and then I can increase or decrease the tonal range depending on my goals. Photo: Foggy Forest from Redwoods National Park.
- Black and white photo tip #7B of 10 📷 Low contrast can work, too. Yesterday's tip discussed how contrast across the tonal range, from deep blacks to bright whites, can help increase the impact of a black and white photo. Black and white photos can also work WITHOUT maximum tonal contrast. Some photos work well when they contain only darker tones or only lighter tones. This photo, along with the one I shared yesterday🌤, help demonstrate this concept. Yesterday’s photo has a full range of tonal contrast, from deep blacks to bright whites. Today’s photo has only tones of gray and a few bright highlights🌧. Although both photos are of the same subject 🌲, the different amounts of contrast, along with the overall mood and composition, helps tell two very different stories. When I think about contrast choices in my own photography, I always try to be deliberate in matching up my processing choices with my goals for the photo. The initial grayscale conversion is the place to start and then I can increase or decrease the tonal range depending on my goals. Photo: Foggy Forest from Redwoods National Park.
- Black & white photography tip #7A of 10: Don’t be afraid of strong contrast. Deep blacks, bright whites, and a range of tones in between are often necessary to elevate an initial grayscale conversion to a work of creative black and white photography. In working with photographers who are new to black and white photography, one of the early challenges I often see is viewing the grayscale conversion as the end point for photo processing. Thus, do not be afraid to go far beyond an initial grayscale conversion as strong contrast can often help bring a black and white photograph to life. Photo: sun beams shine through fog in Redwoods National Park. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #redwoods #trees #california #nationalpark #usinterior #wearethewild #redwoodsnationalpark #forest
- Black & white photography tip #7A of 10: Don’t be afraid of strong contrast. Deep blacks, bright whites, and a range of tones in between are often necessary to elevate an initial grayscale conversion to a work of creative black and white photography. In working with photographers who are new to black and white photography, one of the early challenges I often see is viewing the grayscale conversion as the end point for photo processing. Thus, do not be afraid to go far beyond an initial grayscale conversion as strong contrast can often help bring a black and white photograph to life. Photo: sun beams shine through fog in Redwoods National Park. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #redwoods #trees #california #nationalpark #usinterior #wearethewild #redwoodsnationalpark #forest
- Black & white photography tip #7A of 10: Don’t be afraid of strong contrast. Deep blacks, bright whites, and a range of tones in between are often necessary to elevate an initial grayscale conversion to a work of creative black and white photography. In working with photographers who are new to black and white photography, one of the early challenges I often see is viewing the grayscale conversion as the end point for photo processing. Thus, do not be afraid to go far beyond an initial grayscale conversion as strong contrast can often help bring a black and white photograph to life. Photo: sun beams shine through fog in Redwoods National Park. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #redwoods #trees #california #nationalpark #usinterior #wearethewild #redwoodsnationalpark #forest
- Black and white photography tip #6 of 10 📷 Without color, composition is essential. Some color photos can succeed due to the sheer overwhelming power of dramatic, colorful light 🌅 even with a less then compelling composition. With black and white photography, the emotional reaction associated with strong color is gone. 😱 This means that composition plays an elevated role in creating compelling black and white photographs. Thus, learning to integrate strong graphic elements and abstractions into your compositions can help elevate a black and white portfolio. In the simplest terms, composition is the arrangement and flow of elements within a photo. As the photographer, you are able to make the choices about what to include or leave of out of your photograph and how to arrange fixed elements within the frame. In creating black and white photographs of natural scenes, I believe that the most important element in developing stronger compositional skills is learning to see beyond the literal qualities of your subject matter. When looking at a group of trees 🌲, for example, start training your eye to identify elements like the lines created by the trunks and repeating patterns in the leaves 🍁or needles, or when viewing sand dunes, learn to recognize sensual curves, textures of the sand, repeating patterns, and lines. In these cases, you are looking beyond the literal subjects - trees and sand - to see the abstract qualities that you can use to craft your photographs. 💁🏻📷 Photo: Death Valley National Park, California.
- Black and white photography tip #6 of 10 📷 Without color, composition is essential. Some color photos can succeed due to the sheer overwhelming power of dramatic, colorful light 🌅 even with a less then compelling composition. With black and white photography, the emotional reaction associated with strong color is gone. 😱 This means that composition plays an elevated role in creating compelling black and white photographs. Thus, learning to integrate strong graphic elements and abstractions into your compositions can help elevate a black and white portfolio. In the simplest terms, composition is the arrangement and flow of elements within a photo. As the photographer, you are able to make the choices about what to include or leave of out of your photograph and how to arrange fixed elements within the frame. In creating black and white photographs of natural scenes, I believe that the most important element in developing stronger compositional skills is learning to see beyond the literal qualities of your subject matter. When looking at a group of trees 🌲, for example, start training your eye to identify elements like the lines created by the trunks and repeating patterns in the leaves 🍁or needles, or when viewing sand dunes, learn to recognize sensual curves, textures of the sand, repeating patterns, and lines. In these cases, you are looking beyond the literal subjects - trees and sand - to see the abstract qualities that you can use to craft your photographs. 💁🏻📷 Photo: Death Valley National Park, California.
- Black and white photography tip #6 of 10 📷 Without color, composition is essential. Some color photos can succeed due to the sheer overwhelming power of dramatic, colorful light 🌅 even with a less then compelling composition. With black and white photography, the emotional reaction associated with strong color is gone. 😱 This means that composition plays an elevated role in creating compelling black and white photographs. Thus, learning to integrate strong graphic elements and abstractions into your compositions can help elevate a black and white portfolio. In the simplest terms, composition is the arrangement and flow of elements within a photo. As the photographer, you are able to make the choices about what to include or leave of out of your photograph and how to arrange fixed elements within the frame. In creating black and white photographs of natural scenes, I believe that the most important element in developing stronger compositional skills is learning to see beyond the literal qualities of your subject matter. When looking at a group of trees 🌲, for example, start training your eye to identify elements like the lines created by the trunks and repeating patterns in the leaves 🍁or needles, or when viewing sand dunes, learn to recognize sensual curves, textures of the sand, repeating patterns, and lines. In these cases, you are looking beyond the literal subjects - trees and sand - to see the abstract qualities that you can use to craft your photographs. 💁🏻📷 Photo: Death Valley National Park, California.
- Black and white photography 📷 tip #5 of 10: All types of light can work for black and white photography. Many landscape photographers 🏞 limit themselves to the golden hour 🌅at the beginning and end of the day. While this practice can work for color photography, it can be quite limiting for black and white photography. Since a black and white photograph can often benefit from strong contrast, mixed lighting 🌦, and midday weather ⛈, all times of day and all kinds of lighting situations can work quite well. 👍I took the photo shown here under a bright blue sky in the middle of the day. In finishing the photo in black and white, I could play up the contrasts in the sky and foreground. So, if you want to create photos in black and white, be open to opportunities throughout the day. Photo: a geothermal area in northern Iceland. ♨️#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #iceland
- Black and white photography 📷 tip #5 of 10: All types of light can work for black and white photography. Many landscape photographers 🏞 limit themselves to the golden hour 🌅at the beginning and end of the day. While this practice can work for color photography, it can be quite limiting for black and white photography. Since a black and white photograph can often benefit from strong contrast, mixed lighting 🌦, and midday weather ⛈, all times of day and all kinds of lighting situations can work quite well. 👍I took the photo shown here under a bright blue sky in the middle of the day. In finishing the photo in black and white, I could play up the contrasts in the sky and foreground. So, if you want to create photos in black and white, be open to opportunities throughout the day. Photo: a geothermal area in northern Iceland. ♨️#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #iceland
- Black and white photography 📷 tip #5 of 10: All types of light can work for black and white photography. Many landscape photographers 🏞 limit themselves to the golden hour 🌅at the beginning and end of the day. While this practice can work for color photography, it can be quite limiting for black and white photography. Since a black and white photograph can often benefit from strong contrast, mixed lighting 🌦, and midday weather ⛈, all times of day and all kinds of lighting situations can work quite well. 👍I took the photo shown here under a bright blue sky in the middle of the day. In finishing the photo in black and white, I could play up the contrasts in the sky and foreground. So, if you want to create photos in black and white, be open to opportunities throughout the day. Photo: a geothermal area in northern Iceland. ♨️#naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #iceland
- Black and white photography tip #4 of 10: Mood matters. Infusing a photograph with emotion and feeling is essential in storytelling, personal expression, and connecting with your viewers. For example, you can look through the portfolio of photos included with these tips and see a number of photos that convey a sense of drama, darkness, and foreboding – all qualities I often seek to express with my black and white photographs. Processing choices, stormy weather, and rugged features of the landscape help convey these qualities and define the mood of a photo. On the other hand, photos that have a light and bright mood will tell an entirely different story. Thus, choices including your subject, composition, lighting, weather, and processing can all make a big difference in the mood conveyed through your photographs. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #olympicnp #nationalpark #washington #ocean #waves #pacificnorthwest #wearethewild
- Black and white photography tip #4 of 10: Mood matters. Infusing a photograph with emotion and feeling is essential in storytelling, personal expression, and connecting with your viewers. For example, you can look through the portfolio of photos included with these tips and see a number of photos that convey a sense of drama, darkness, and foreboding – all qualities I often seek to express with my black and white photographs. Processing choices, stormy weather, and rugged features of the landscape help convey these qualities and define the mood of a photo. On the other hand, photos that have a light and bright mood will tell an entirely different story. Thus, choices including your subject, composition, lighting, weather, and processing can all make a big difference in the mood conveyed through your photographs. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #olympicnp #nationalpark #washington #ocean #waves #pacificnorthwest #wearethewild
- Black and white photography tip #4 of 10: Mood matters. Infusing a photograph with emotion and feeling is essential in storytelling, personal expression, and connecting with your viewers. For example, you can look through the portfolio of photos included with these tips and see a number of photos that convey a sense of drama, darkness, and foreboding – all qualities I often seek to express with my black and white photographs. Processing choices, stormy weather, and rugged features of the landscape help convey these qualities and define the mood of a photo. On the other hand, photos that have a light and bright mood will tell an entirely different story. Thus, choices including your subject, composition, lighting, weather, and processing can all make a big difference in the mood conveyed through your photographs. #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life #ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet #igworldclub_bnw #olympicnp #nationalpark #washington #ocean #waves #pacificnorthwest #wearethewild

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