/ NEW ARTICLE: Better Mountain Photography by Sean Kelly
Luck and the photographer's inner vision are also important. But it is better to know some of the rules before you break them. Sean Kelly discusses some of the concepts that you need to know and understand to take great mountain photographs.
You can read Sean's article here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=492
Sean - thank you! I can't say I know enough to agree or disagree but I can say I now have a good starting point to critique the photos I took at the end of August and am, for reasons that until now I couldn't pinpoint, been unhappy with.
Any chance of including this in the Photography forum?
I only spotted this one by chance.
It is here:
Just made it the feature article in the weekly newsletter:
As well as in Rocktalk forum which is the most popular forum.
I may even do an inhouse banner for it.
Glad to see that you are on the ball :-)
Unfortunately I am not one of those people that checks out any of the links that you have highlighted. Sorry
but you found it
There were a number of issues with writing this article for UKclimbing. Essentially it is written as an aid to anyone wanting advice with where to proceed with their Photography, and possibly strategies to adopt. My main problem was keeping the article brief, as it is so easy to write a whole chapter or indeed book on aspects of Design & Composition, & each individual issue such as cropping could take up similar time & space. Most magazines & books don't specificially deal with mountaineering photography as such, being more general, but there are issues that relate directly with climbing, that needed to be addressed. If I have only glossed over some of these I hope you will understand why.
There will be individuals who contribute to this site that are far more knowledgable than myself in many aspect of Photography, & their work can also be an aid to improving photographic skills.
Others will also work in a different manner/approach to myself, which is fine, as what suits one, dosen't apply to all. Take what you want out of the article or indeed the reference section at the end could be of assistance.
Finally thanks to Mick Ryan for help & advice with editing & production.
Sean - thanks for a wonderful article. Thought you'd like to know that I've referred about 10 (non UKC) friends to it!
Thanks Sean. I find photography incredibly difficult but I will just have to chip away at it and your article will help.
great article, that. Thanks! It reinforces my thinking that it's about feeling and instinct as much as (if not more than) anything else.
A popular article, has been viewed 2058 times since 18th September.
We need more Photography articles.
yes - agreed!
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