Landscape Intimates • Article by Ian Plant
Landscape photography is often seen as stretching vistas and wide-angle scenes, but Ian Plant suggests you should also take some time to find the smaller features in the scene and create some landscape intimates
I admit it, I am a wide-angle junkie, and I just love creating sweeping grand landscape scenes, so sometimes I need to force myself to take time to notice the intimate details of the landscape, at least once in a while. I’m going to offer you the same advice I give myself: don’t always reflexively reach for your wide-angle lens when shooting landscapes. Instead, determine if discrete portions of the scene can be isolated to create a pleasing image. Landscape intimates, although often subtle when compared to wide landscapes, can have a beauty and power all of their own.
Although any lens can be used to create an intimate composition...