Among millions of hectares of fields there is one that stands out in a special way. The blooming oilseed rape in the shape of a heart in this picturesque environment paints harmoniously the concept of love for nature.
Island of Love by Jeremiasz GÄ…dek
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A striking aerial photo of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone, the biggest hot spring in the United States and third in the world.
Mirror of the Land by Shihui Liu
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An apparently abstract aerial image paints a group of flamingoes in flight, creating a sense of peace whilst magnifying the surrounding nature.
Photographing natural landscapes is always exciting and we go to beautiful locations to discover, explore and capture our experience. Gaining the confidence and understanding of how to build these images to an award-winning standard can be a very fulfilling and worthwhile pursuit and empower you to share more of your work and grow much more into your potential as an image-maker. This eBook has been developed over time to contain some great tools and reflections to this end.
I have handpicked a selection of landscape images that have received an array of national and international photographic awards and accolades to showcase and explore in depth key aspects of composition, technique, light and storytelling that help contribute to their success.
Unlock the ingredients to stunning photos you’ll be proud of
“My goal with this book is to share my knowledge, accelerate your journey to creating award winning imagery and hopefully save you valuable time and avoid much of the heart break I have been through in the process.“ Ignacio Palacios
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Dreams can be realistic or surreal. Either way, they have a special quality to them. We know a dream-like feeling when we see it. Sometimes it looks like a reality that is slightly off, other times it’s a scene that evokes a memory or simply triggers the imagination.
The lockdown is a nightmare for many photographers. For some of them, it is an inspiration for creativity. Julia Fullerton Batten is well-known for her complex images. She works with a huge team for most of her pictures. Julia found with the restrictions imposed by the lockdown, an opportunity to create intimate portraits of people at home. She kept the beautiful lighting to build moody and subtle cinematic images.