I’m heading off to a Photo Workshop in Chinle AZ and Monument Valley Utah with Alain and Natalie Briot in the next couple of weeks, so I hope to have something new to show when I get back. It seems like good composition would be easier at a place like the Grand Canyon, but this is far from true. The senses are overwhelmed by the vastness and power of the view, but that doesn’t automatically translate into a great composition on print. In fact, if you just throw the wide-angle lens on the camera, trying to capture the feeling, you’ll probably end up with a bunch of busy photos with no subject for the eye. It may still be a pleasing image, but it probably won’t go beyond that.
Update: This image shows the problem of photographing from an overhead. Nothing gets isolated, and the scene is maybe too vast and common.
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Nikon D200/12-24mm @ 14mm
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