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How adding motion to a static Winter landscape image can make it more dynamic

Landscapes don’t move Generally when we are talking about or viewing landscape photography we are really looking at subjects that do not move or are static in nature. Good landscape photography is always compelling and adding some motion into them  is a way to stretch our creative brains and make something that is static much …

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Using Lightrooms graduated filter and adjustment brush to correct a landscape photograph

The initial image capture is only the beginning When we capture our original camera raw files we need to look at them as simply the start of expressing our artistic vision. We are doing more than  just making an image. We are gathering enough data in our raw files to be able to realize that …

A Vermont landscape off the beaten path in Groton State Forest and Lanesboro, Vermont

The wondering photographer Lanesboro, Vermont is a tiny speck of a town on a Vermont state map but it sits smack dab in the middle of some of the best foliage viewing the state has to offer. Route 232 travels through the Groton State forest and on a side dirt road with a tiny sign …

A Mount Mansfield reflection at the Lake of the Clouds in Stowe,Vermont

Hiking to a majestic Vermont photography location  Lake Of The Clouds is a glacial tarn located on Mount Mansfield in the spine of the Green Mountains. A glacial tarn is a glacial lake in a circular shape formed by glacial scouring or movement during the retreat of glacial ice. This location was on my list …

A stark winter landscape always provides a photography opportunity if you know where to look.

Stick season. It is the bane of my existence as a landscape photographer here in Vermont. That subtle season right before the snow flies where all of the Fall foliage has been stripped from the trees leaving bare skeletons of limbs. The landscape turns from vibrantly colored to muted and bare. The challenge in all …

A how to guide for Salt Printing part two-An alternative photography process

Continuing on in my how to on salt printing series I will finish up in this post on the rest of the equipment that you will need to start making your prints. You really don’t need as much equipment to get started as in developing film so it is relatively easy to get set up …

A how to guide for Salt Printing part one-An alternative photography process

  Finding my alt process medium I first came across salt printing during my initial research into the wet plate collodion process which was something that I wanted to attempt for a number of years. I decided in the end to focus on dry plate tintypes which are far less dangerous to produce and the …

A Portrait of a young Child- An Alternative Process Salt Print

Alternative process Photography therapy A little over a year ago I decided to take my Photography work in a slightly different direction. I love doing digital work but sometimes it becomes impersonal and more about moving sliders around during editing then about the work itself. Salt printing is a way for me to just slow …