04 SHOOT LIKE A PAINTER
You decide what the landscape will look like
Imagine the average novice photographer stopping at a scenic overlook to take a photo. Most likely they are thinking about how beautiful the scene is, or about camera settings. Many will not be thinking about the details that go into making a great image, or the light conditions.
Now imagine the average painter. Even a beginner must start making conscious decisions right away. What will the painting be of? Where will the subject(s) be placed in the scene? What will the lighting be like? Everything that ends up on the canvas has to be thought about first.
Photographers need to think like painters. As we move the camera we are effectively painting with the world. Where we push the button, and at what time of day, will complete the work. When you are shooting, imagine you are painting the scene. Is this the exact image you envision, or would you change positions or come back when the light is better?
EXPOSURE 1/13 sec, f/14, ISO100 LENS Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR