Fine Art Landscape Imagery by James Lorentson

Hi, I'm James, a fine art landscape photographer. My landscape photographs are more of an interpretation of a place than a description. I try to capture the mood or state of mind that I feel in response to my experiences with nature.

Landscape Photography and Photography Instruction by James Lorentson

See Like Your Camera // [Part 3] Creative COMPOSITION in Landscape Photography

Wouldn't it be nice if your photo looked just like the mental picture in your mind? As any photographer can attest, it's not that easy.  

How we perceive a scene in person differs from the way the camera can record it.  As photographers, it is incumbent on us to know not only what we wish to express, but also how to do so within the constraints of this photographic medium.  

“The photographer’s most important and likewise most difficult task is not learning to manage his camera, or to develop, or to print.
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Creativity // [Part 2] Creative COMPOSITION in Landscape Photography

Today, we'll be exploring Part 2 of this series on creative composition in landscape photography.  If you haven’t read the first part, you’ll want to check that out here

Last time, we got in touch with what inspires us, and explored WHY, so that we can better channel and visualize our intent in our photography.  Today, we’ll discuss how to spark our creativity and unleash our artistic potential!

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Inspiration & Self-Awareness // [Part 1] Creative COMPOSITION in Landscape Photography

Over the next several posts, we'll take a deep dive into the art of composition with the goal of creating more impactful, meaningful and expressive images.  I’ll be giving you my best tips for unleashing your creative potential.  This topic is close to my heart, because despite several years at this, I routinely struggle with finding a composition that is truly creatively satisfying.  I’ve researched, experimented and practiced, and I’ve learned some things that I want to share in hopes that it helps you along your own journey.

Composition, in my opinion, is the most important skill to develop in photography.

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Mountain Photography: 7 Powerful Tips to Make Awesome Images in the Mountains [VIDEO]

Hey guys, I'm here today with a video for anyone out there hiking and photographing in the mountains!

All the normal rules of landscape photography and composition apply, but there are some unique challenges we are presented with when in the mountains. I’m continually finding ways to improve my own process and have compiled 7 tips you may find useful for your next trip. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned photographer, I hope you can take something away from it.

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BEHIND THE IMAGE: Brothers' Sorrow

We were only going to be in Glacier for four days, and after three early mornings of cold overcast conditions we were hoping for a break.  Driving along one of the country's most scenic roads with no more than a few car's length of visibility was frustrating to say the least.  No verdant meadows, no streaming waterfalls, no dramatic peaks.  Just white.  These conditions made ...

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The Joy of the Process in Landscape Photography

Finding your voice among an ever growing community of talented artists and writers can be challenging.  You most likely have felt scared, defeated, confused and exhausted, all before you get started.  I did.  I do.  

But if I've learned anything certain in life, it's that we grow the most through our struggles - by pushing ...

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