Sometimes nature dishes up beauty in entirely unexpected and delicious ways – read more about how this image came to be over on the website…
Find out how our Mount Cook and South Island of New Zealand photos ended up in the carpark of a Hollywood Hotel this week!
check it out here: http://bit.ly/1bhVDlV
Cheers – Todd
Sarah & I have been flat out working on last week’s launch of our landscape photography eBook – Living Landscapes, Your Guide to Stunning Landscape Photography in conjunction with Digital-Photography-School (dPS).
We wrote Living Landscapes as easy to read and accessible guide for aspiring landscape photographers – we even attempted to inject a little humour into the subject of photography (a world first, we believe).
We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to this book – with thousands of copies sold in the first week! Most importantly, readers seem to be loving it – heres what they are saying:
“I got this eBook first thing this morning and have spent the rest of the day reading, dreaming and then taking an impromptu short road trip into the mountains outside of the town where I live to practice my landscape photography. I can’t thank you enough for the motivation and teaching to improve my work!” – Brenda Mason
“I love this eBook. It is so cool to learn from people like Todd. I can’t wait to use what I have learned today by reading it. I have so many new ideas!” – Gavin Banyard
“I think it was worth buying the book just for the laughs, nice going! I like your approach of crafting first, it really makes sense to me. So besides landscapes, I am getting deeper into the camera and trying things out. Your shots are really inspirational – beautiful country, pity about your rugby team though…” – Colin Hancox (photographer and disgruntled Springboks supporter)
“Just did a quick read-through — so thorough and I love the projects. Can’t wait for a good long night of reading and practicing! Thanks from California. …….”- Amy Stephenson
Save 33% on Living landscapes while it is on launch promo – it is ready for immediate download over at Digital-Photography-School right now. Don’t dither though, this promo is for a very limited time.
If you have any queries feel free to contact us via the comments stream or over at our website enquiry page
Read more: http://digital-photography-school.com/landscapes#ixzz2afqbrbE7
Crikey! It’s been a while…
I had actually forgotten that I have this blog, but I received some emails over the weekend that I have some new ‘followers’ (anyone who follows me is surely a misguided soul) so I thought I had better pony up some new content. The plan was, by now, to have migrated our blogging to our new website. The new website has now been in ‘development’ for so long that our developer fears that it is looking dated before it even launches!
This image is one of a series of images that I captured on a stunning morning at Moeraki. It has been selected as the cover shot for our upcoming instructional ebook Living Landscapes which goes on sale as of Thursday via Digital Photography School. Living Landscapes reveals all of our artistic tips and tricks along with the essential technical considerations behind making great images.
I will keep you posted as to the purchasing details once they come to hand.
cheers – Todd
I am super-duper stoked to be announcing the launch-eroo of our Lake Tekapo Lupines Landscape Photography Workshops right slap-dap here on WordPress today (was that intro Ned Flanders enough for you?)
I have been planning this photo workshop for nearly a year now and after several long days of chasing my tail in the back-end of our website I now have dates, and pricing all loaded up and ready to go!
I have chunked the workshop down into modules to ensure that there are price and time options that will suit all budgets – prices start from a very reasonable $275 NZ for a afternoon/evening workshop session. Groups are limited to 4 or 5 students depending upon the session ensuring that you will get a huge amount of information out of a workshop session.
What are you waiting for? A TomKat reunion?, the next Greek bailout? no-scrub oven cleaner that actually works? get on over to our website and
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I don’t usually give away photo advice – nobody seems to ask for it – and I don’t know if I can articulate the advice that I want to give. Photography for me is a mindset combined with some craft – it is golf with a camera.
I consider this to be great creative advice, although I apply it metaphorically, rather than literally.
I think that there is a lot to be learned by shooting the really popular photographic scenes – they are a fantastic creative benchmark.
Once you find that you can shoot the big popular scenes as well as your photographic heroes have (euphemistically called emulation – it is actually copying) it is time to move on with your skill set.
After a while you will actually find yourself copying yourself – that gets quite de-motivating. That’s when it is time to :
- Look within the scene
- Look behind the scene
- Twist the scene
- Mess with the scene
- Walk away from the scene
- Find a new scene
The real lesson is to not follow the herd.
This image was made pre-Christmas. I was tired and on a sales trip and my day had ended at the incredibly photogenic Moeraki Boulders http://bit.ly/xEDumk.
I was feeling completely demotivated towards re-shooting the boulders so I drove 2 minutes down the road to another beach and spent an inspirational hour taking nothing but shots of dark waves and dark clouds. It was awesome.
Cheers – Todd
+Chase Jarvis writes fantastic posts on his blog about creativity – as most of you will be well aware. If not put him in your reading list.