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Minimalist Landscape Photography

An alternative approach to ‘Big Views’ landscape photography, says Mark Hamblin, is to adopt a philosophy of ’less is more’. This way you can create very strong images that have a powerful graphic quality

When faced with a glorious landscape the natural inclination can be to cram as much of it into the frame as possible, to try to encapsulate all that you can see into a single picture. The trouble with this approach is that the two-dimensional aspect of the digital image is unable to truly decipher and replicate the image that your eyes and brain are able to process and see. What your eyes see as an intricate landscape full of depth, is often reduced to a cluttered scene where many of the main features become insignificant and lost.

An alternative approach to big view landscapes is to adopt a philosophy of…

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Mark Hamblin

Mark Hamblin is a freelance nature photographer with a primary focus on Scotland’s wildlife and wild places. His recent work has been on collaborative projects that include Tooth & Claw and Wild Wonders of Europe. He is also working on the 2020VISION project.

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