Charlotte Gibb takes an in-depth look at how to use color in landscape photography to create an emotional impact.
I was recently asked to judge an international landscape photography competition, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, and they asked me to write a piece that would provide some tips and inspire participants as they prepare to enter the competition. If you are a photographer, I hope you will consider entering the competition. If you are not a […]
My followers often ask me about why my photographs have a certain distinctive quality to them. It is a hard question to answer. My first thought is to say, they look the way they do simply because that is how I see, which is true, but only to a certain extent. Let me explain. Each […]
This Spring, I made my first trip to the Southwest United States, where I spent a week exploring and photographing in and around some of the most famous landscapes in the country. Having been more accustomed to the landscapes of California, where the trees were the key visual elements, and where moving water is displayed in cool tones, this landscape was the opposite — […]
As a nature and landscape photographer, trees are often the central focus of my images or at least play a significant role in the composition. They contain many of the components that make up a good photo — line, texture, shape, light, color. They are powerful symbols and illicit strong emotions in us. They change from season […]
If you read my blog yesterday, I featured a photo that I had taken at sunset in Yosemite facing West. The image featured in this blog is the one that I had taken just moments prior, facing East, and this was the shot I had intended to capture — the (almost) full moon rising over […]
I was asked recently by a friend whether I thought he should buy a high quality ultra-violet (UV) filter or just get something inexpensive for his new, very nice Canon L lens. Was it really worth it to spend the extra money on expensive filters? What about polarizing filters? This is how I answered him. […]