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Take an alternative approach to your seasonal image-making
While a warming summer landscape is pleasing to the eye, there’s always scope to try something more dynamic. We’ve already touched on using a telephoto lens to compress the perspective of a landscape, but bear in mind how your shooting angle can also affect the result. Crouching down low in foliage or flowers gives a much more intimate feel. So, too, does widening the aperture and throwing the foreground or background out of focus. For a really drastic look, give infrared a go (above). Blue skies and fluffy white clouds look great with this effect, as the harsh and contrasting sunlight creates a surreal, bleached look.