Your next landscape photography trip.

Last spring I got a chance to visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with my family. If you are looking to photograph some mountains, then the smokies are for you. It’s a great drive up with look out points and you’ll most likely see a black bear or other wildlife if you go during the spring and summer months. (Please view all wildlife from a distance).

Morton Overlook

Morton Overlook

There is also a lot of beautiful cascade and waterfalls a long the  main road to photograph as well so make sure to bring a tripod for those long exposure shots. While I was there I also made two landscape photography vlogs so you can see my experience and the beauty of the smokies (view down below). 

 

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Working with Mother Nature.

Well, hello everyone and welcome to my first blog post.

Today’s location is New Buffalo, MI. It’s about a 35  minute drive from home but its also a hour ahead of Northwest Indiana. I can say coming here on Labor Day weekend it really felt like summer to me because it’s definitely a beach town.

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When I arrived to the beach I didn’t even take my camera out at first I just wanted to enjoy the views and the summer heat. As the sun started to set quickly I started to set up my camera and find a nice composition next to the rocks leading into Lake Michigan, as it was time to start shooting, rain clouds started to roll in blocking the sun which was a bummer for me because all Labor Day weekend the light has been bad. I quickly put on my 10 Stop ND filter to do a nice long exposure for a dreamy look before the light was no more.

 8 sec - F/11 - ISO 100 - 10 stop ND - 4 stop GND

 8 sec - F/11 - ISO 100 - 10 stop ND - 4 stop GND

Tip of the day: If the light is not going the way you want it because let’s face it Mother Nature does what she wants. Try to shoot a long exposure image to capture motion and time.