One thing I will most certainly be working on this year: active people within a landscape.
Though I have always considered myself a landscape shooter, I realized recently that in order to generate more sales in the nature/ outdoor photography arena, I need to begin incorporating people and activity into my landscapes.
And for me, the timing couldn’t be better.
With the increasing assignments I have had the last few years, I have actually grown to enjoy photographing people… go figure.
And I am ever more interested in the relationship people have to their surroundings. How to visually convey a human’s relationship to a landscape, has become one of my favorite challenges of late.
The icing on the cake: there is a HUGE market growing for this kind of imagery, so it can be quite lucrative. As a professional artist, I’m always looking for ways to continue doing what I love AND making the kind of living I want.
So, on this visit to Wyoming, Elle and I practiced a little active landscape shooting. We realized a few things too.
To keep the images fresh, realistic, and sellable, the gear and clothing have to be new and/ or current. We realized that we need a few upgrades for the next trip :)
We also realized we should shoot what we know. Elle is a yogi, so we focused a lot on yoga poses in gorgeous locals.
The key for me will be to keep shooting and keep adding people and activities to my landscapes… it’s a mental shift, but I really enjoyed pushing myself in Wyoming.
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