Landscape Photography

©  Paul White, Autumn Grindleford, (Date Unstated)

Landscape photography may be defined as portraying spaces within the world, that can be both panoramic as well as being microscopic. Landscape photographs attempt to capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made urban-space or disturbances of landscapes.

© Ansel Adams, Burned, snow-cover area of Glacier National Park, (Date Unstated)

Landscape photography is both a reflective and deductive process that entails;

  • recalling observations or experiences
  • making a connection with the viewer through a purposeful detailed pictorial narrative that preserves a single moment in time,
  • Making choices as to what to include or exclude, bringing ones own personal perspective to a particular scene and best represents ones creative vision.
  • Sharing the emotional connections that come with the created image.
  • Remind one of the connections between individuals and the land whether it be the natural or the urban landscape devoid of human interference or as the result of human intervention.

© Minor White, Two Barns and Shadow, 1955

Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light.[1][2]

© Marc Adamus, Spring Showers,Columbia Hills, Washington, 2014

 [1] Ellement, Brad (U.K.) “Featured Artist: Brad Ellement”, Landscape Photography Magazine, 2014 Edition (“The Big Free Edition”), p.56

[2] Mary Warner Marien (2006). Photography: A Cultural History. Laurence King Publishing. Page 136.

As with most forms of art, the definition of a landscape photograph is broad and may include rural or urban settings, industrial areas or nature photography.[3][4]

[3] Waite, Charlie with interviewer Keith Wilson, “In Conversation… Charlie Waite”, Landscape Photography Magazine, 2014 Edition(“The Big Free Edition”), p.120

[4] Purdue Univ., “Nature and Landscape Photography”, from ”Visualizing Nature: Promoting Public Understanding and Appreciation of Nature, [Department of] Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, retrieved October 4, 2015

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Image Credit © Paul White, Autumn Grindleford, (Date Unstated)

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Image Credit © Ansel Adams, Burned, snow-cover area of Glacier National Park, (Date Unstated)

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Image Credit © Minor White, Two Barns and Shadow, 1955

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