Behind the Lens: Paying Attention to the Details

As a fine art photographer, I have learned over the years the importance of paying attention to the details of every image that I choose to see all the way through my workflow process. In this screen shot, I am editing an image I took durring the sunflower season here in Colorado. I have one window open with the image at no zoom. I then have a second window open with a magnification at 1242.55%. Why? Because details matter. When you have your images printed up to 30 x 40 inches and beyond…EVERYTHING is noticeable. I think many people would be surprised to know just how much time I spend zoomed in on the finer details of some of my best work.

Details Matter in Fine Art Photography
Details Matter

Most people just take a photo because a scene is beautiful and there is nothing wrong with that. But if you want your images to be taken to the next level, alot more has to be put into your work. Exposure, composition, atmosphere, mood and most importantly a little piece of yourself should go into your work. All of those pieces should be used in harmony to highlight your subject and elicit an emotion from your audience. Anything in the image that takes away from that….is a distraction and I try to remove…within reason of course:)

What should I take away from this? DETAILS MATTER!


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Male Lion in Sabi Sands Reserve Photo Workshop Safari

South Africa Wildlife Photo Safari

Dec. 6th – 11th, 2019


Join me in South Africa was we spend 6 days5 nights exploring two of the most amazing Private Game Reserves in the Greater Kruger National Park region. Leopards, Lions, Rhino, Cheetah, Elephants and more!!

Jaguar Big Cat Brazil Pantanal

Brazil – Jaguars of the Pantanal

October 5th – 11th, 2019
 
The Pantanal region of Brazil is known as the land of the Jaguar. Nowhere else on Earth is there a higher concentration of these elusive big cats than this remote region of Southern Brazil, close to the Southern Amazon Basin. In addtion to Jaguars, you will see Caimen, Capybara and a wide assortment of birds.

Discover Cuba

March 12th – 19th, 2020
 
With this adventure, our focus will be on capturing the beauty of the Cuban people, culture, and architecture throughout the Island of Cuba. From the classic cars and ocean side highways in Havana to the cobblestone streets of Trinidad and everything in between. With so much uncertainty in the US/Cuban relationship, NOW is the time to go!

Patagonia Photo Workshop Adventure

March 27th – April 4th, 2020
 
Patagonia is one of the most wild, beautiful & dramatic mountain ranges on the planet. We split our time between the incredible Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, home to both Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitz Roy.

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