Friday, February 24, 2012

Death Valley Photography Workshop: Day 1 - Sand Dunes

© Rick Sammon
It's day one of my workshop with The Digital Photo Workshops here in Death Valley.

We had a blast this morning photographing the sand dunes.

A basic tip: You snooze you lose. You gotta get up early and stay out late to capture the beautiful shadows created by a rising or setting sun.

Remember: Light reveals, shadows define.

Also, envision the end-result and crop creatively. Here I cropped out the top and bottom of the frame to draw attention to the beautiful sand dunes in the center of the frame.

More images to come.

Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. For all my workshops, click here.

2 comments:

Will Moneymaker said...

I can't wait for the tips!! How's the weather? I'm planning on going up there next week.

Igor Maric said...

Wow I really wish I could be there. Sadly, I'm so far away I can only dream. :)
On the other hand I love how you try to teach through every blog post. Light reveals - shadows define. One should always be aware of this.
Thank you for the inspirational work you do Mr Sammon.

PS: I love the dunes above. Amazing shot!