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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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Iceland Summer Photo Workshop

Iceland Summer Photo Workshop

July 5th – 12th, 2020
 
Visiting Iceland in the Summer is one of the best times to explore this amazing country. Not only are lupines in bloom and waterfalls at peak flow, but the midnight sun provides endless hours of soft beautiful light as sunset and sunrise converge, often providing up to 6 hrs of golden light each evening!

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Iceland Winter Photo Workshop – Ice Caves & Auroras

February 17th – 24th, 2020
 
Winter in Iceland is one of those unique experiences that everyone should have at least once in their life. With this workshop, we will focus our time on the South of Iceland, focusing our time on Ice Caves, Northern Lights, and glaciers, but we will also photograph a number of waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Bruarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss 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.

Leknes Northern Lights Lofoten Islands Norway Photo Workshop

Norway Photo Workshop – Lofoten Islands

February 7th – 14th, 2020
 
Join me this February as we explore this impressive series of Islands located above the Arctic Circle. While we will work hard to get you in the right spot for both sunrise and sunset, with over half the day steeped in darkness, we will make sure to chase any and all Aurora activity that presents itself throughout our time in the Lofoten Islands.

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