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The Question of the day, what is Landscape Photography? Landscape Photography is capturing the essence of the outdoors, whether it be the mountains and a stream, the perfect sunset or what is called urban landscape. You always want to have people look at your image and be drawn into it like they were there and experience the feelings you did when you captured it.
I took this picture not too long ago and what drew me to take it was.. yeah its a pretty sunrise but look close at the pier. I wanted people to see how many people have walked that pier with all of those footsteps. What story does each one of those steps tell? Are they from a husband and wife out to watch the sunset?.. a couples ending to their first date? A fisherman’s catch to feed his family? Have I drawn you into my photo yet?
Landscape Photography is about being able to tell a story in a single photo, at least that is what it means to me. My goal is to make everyone feel something about my photo, not everyone will look at those footsteps and see the same as me but if you take something away from my photo then to me I have succeeded.
Landscape photography is like waking up at 3:30 in the morning heading to the place you spent all week scouting, checking your weather apps to see that the clouds are going to be ideal, making sure you know exactly where the sun is going to rise, then coming home empty handed to realize that the conditions were just not right for the vision you had in your head. Trust me, if i had a cup of coffee for as many times this has happened to me, I would probably be awake for a week straight :) But this adventure is what pushes Landscape photographers to keep doing this because they know one day they will rewarded with that perfect shot.
Urban Photography loosely means photos taken in a town or city, so urban landscape photography are scenes captured within a city or a town. Just like the photo I took of the bridge at sunrise in Punta Gorda, Florida or a cityscape of Tampa Bay. If you have taken a picture of where you are on your vacation, that picture of Mickey standing in front of Cinderella’s castle, you have contributed to urban landscape photography.
So I hope I could shed just a little light on what has become more than a hobby for me. Its become that time in the morning where I can sit with my camera on a tripod pull a long expose, while I drink my coffee and take in all the beauty mother nature provides us on a daily basis. See you on the flip.