Articles - Landscapes

Storm Cell over Manly

We went over to Manly on Sunday afternoon (19 December, 2010) for a social gathering when a very dramatic storm system blew over from the west. Here is how it appeared from my vantage point: Please forgive my lack of dynamic composition, style or execution with this image; I was not there for landscape photography [ read more ]

Brent Pearson's Off-Camera Flash Workshop

Last Sunday I attended the first session of Brent Pearson's latest workshop, this time covering off-camera flash, and shooting environmental or landscape-based portraits. Now, I am not new to shooting landscapes, models or using off-camera lighting, but I always like to attend such workshops, as it rounds out my knowledge and experience, and I get [ read more ]

Off-Camera Flash Environmental Portraiture Workshop

Brent Pearson has just recently announced a new workshop he has developed, which teaches landscape/seascape photographers how to bring human subjects into scenic images for environmental portraits or concept shots. The first is scheduled for early November, but due to high demand it is looking like he is already needing to get a second session [ read more ]

Cloud Cover Prediction Tool

I picked up a real gem from Brent's blog last weekend. He has learned of a Web-based tool called SkippySky Astro-Weather Forecast, which shows a visual map of cloud cover, including percentages, with breakdown of cloud cover (ie, high, middle, low and total). This tool might prove very handy for seascape/landscape photographers who, like myself [ read more ]

Landscape Workshops by Kajo Merkert

Kajo Merkert, a photography mate of mine and fantastic seascape photographer, has embarked upon providing intensive landscape/seascape photography workshops in Sydney. Kajo's first workshop is scheduled for September, 2010.  He will announce dates shortly, so keep an eye on his blog for more details.  His blog contains full details of what the workshop will cover [ read more ]