Vertical One Point Perspective

One point perspective is a powerful tool, creating tunnel-like symmetry and focus on whatever is at, or in front of, the vanishing point. But we nearly always use one point as a horizontal tool, looking down a corridor, tunnel, or street. There is a second orientation which can be utilized for one point perspectives, oneContinue reading “Vertical One Point Perspective”

Turning Your Back on the Sunset

We are accustomed to shooting with our backs to the sun. But at sunrise and sunset, we tend to do just the opposite, and shoot images of the colors in the sky.  With the right landscape, that can produce some very satisfying images. Here’s an example of such a shot, from Tuscany in the Wintertime.Continue reading “Turning Your Back on the Sunset”

Off Season Photo Scouting

Part of landscape photography is the scouting of possible locations, and noting the best time of year, time of day, and weather conditions for shooting in each spot. However, this constant judging of the ideal can blind us to the beauty of the moment. The shot included with this article was taken in February, hardly the idealContinue reading “Off Season Photo Scouting”

Image Critique: Umbrellas on the Promenade

I should have realized, with the popularity of yesterday’s image critique, and of the “Umbrellas” iPhone image, that the result would be requests for a critique of that image as well. That seems only fair. Format Square and near square images are less dynamic then more elongated forms, and are best suited to single, centralContinue reading “Image Critique: Umbrellas on the Promenade”

Shooting, Processing, and Publishing Images on the iPhone

There are many different mobile photo workflows. Some involve images imported to the phone from other sources, and processed in mobile image editing apps. Other images are shot with the phone, then downloaded or emailed to a computer, where more powerful apps can be used to process them, and where printing is more straight forward.Continue reading “Shooting, Processing, and Publishing Images on the iPhone”

Back By Special Request; More Tuscan Images

The response (mostly direct, but some on Facebook or WordPress) to yesterday’s sample of my “Through a Lens Darkly” images was gratifying; thank you all. I have processed several more today, and will add a few below. The link to see the whole collection on my photo website is here: CDTobie.com. I plan to coverContinue reading “Back By Special Request; More Tuscan Images”