Friday, May 6, 2011

Part II: Chasing the Light with Light in Alaska

All photographs © Rick Sammon

This is the first in a series of posts I am writing aboard the Northern Song, the boat the Light Photographic Institute is using for its first Alaska photo workshop of 2011. I'm co-leading the workshop with fellow Canon shooter Hal "Bull" Schmitt, the lead instructor and director of Light - which also produces the California Photo Fest – the must-attend photo event of the year. 

Each day, we chased the light, as photographers do every day - and night.

(I hope to see you on one of my workshops - perhaps in Alaska in 2012. Shoot me an email to get on my workshop list.) 

Because there is no internet on the boat, I'll actually be posting when I get back on land - so each Alaska post you read was actually written about a week ago.

I'll be including some of these photographs (with composition tips) in my next Kelby Training class: Composition - the Strongest Way of Seeing, which is scheduled for release later this year. For info on all my Kelby Training classes, click here.

Today's tip: Tell the whole story.

When traveling, try to "tell the whole story." Envision a slide show or photo gallery that gives the viewer an overview of your trip. Use different lenses - wide-angle, telephoto and macro – to help you tell your story.

Here are photographs I used to help me tell the story of two visits to two glaciers. All photos: Canon 5D Mark II.

Canon 15mm fish-eye lens - opening image.

Canon 15mm fish-eye lens.

Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens.

 Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens. 

 Canon 17-40mm lens.

 Canon 17-40mm lens.

Canon 17-40mm lens.

Canon 15mm lens.

Canon 15mm lens.
For more photo tips, see my iPad and iPhone app: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffett.

I hope to see you on one of my workshops - perhaps in Alaska in 2012 and at the 2011 California Photo Fest.

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1 comment:

Beck said...

GORGEOUS!! Your color is amazing. Nearly exact to what the human eye sees! I love it!