Re: Re: Lesson 10 – Wyckoff

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Kirk,

Thanks for sending in another assignment.

It looks like you live in a remarkably beautiful place in the world!

Here are a few tips for improving these images:

One thing you can do is try to shoot photographs like these is to shoot them at a different time of day.

When it comes to landscape photography choosing the right time of day is just as important as choosing and interesting landscape to shoot.

For example Golden Hour is often considered to be some of the nicest and most interesting light to shoot in.

Also in your first image:


Obviously the areas highlighted aren’t the best part of the frame and should have been cropped out.

Don’t forget to use your feet and get closer! In this case you could be closer to the yellow flowers and focus on them.

The same goes with your image of the farm.

Another thing you can do to improve the quality of your landscapes or cityscapes is to ensure there is something of interest in the foreground, midground, and background.

Some inclement weather helps too 😉

Take a look at Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons and the Snake River (1942)” as an example of one of the greats landscape photos ever shot:


We all wish we could be that good!

Nice work here.

See you on the next assignment.