Which Way Do You Point the Lens?
Our Eastern Sierra Adventure encapsulated within its four days, some of the Eastside’s more spectacular landscape. As I explained to the folks the first morning, the challenge as I see it for landscape photographers is much more than f/stops and shutter speeds, but emotionally feeling what they are seeing and then translate that feeling into a photograph.
Where do you start though? I can only suggest the one thing I use to get my head, eyes and heart in sync in this challenge and that’s to start clicking. I mean, just start clicking. Be it the bumper of your car, your big toe, the rock you tripped over, whatever, just start clicking. Be it the sound of the shutter, the site of piss poor images on the LCD or just Pavlov’s Dog syndrome kicking in, just clicking tends to get the creative process going and letting in the world around you. I’m going to be the first to admit it sounds silly but it’s what I do and have done for a long time. Give it a try, you might just figure out which way to point the lens sooner rather than later.
Photo captured by D3x, 85PC-E on Lexar UDMA digital film