One of the struggles of a beginner photographer is seeing the world in a different way.


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We’ve all become so blind to the beauty around us that you have to retrain your brain to see things in a new way.

Beginner photographers are always asking me how I find such amazing locations. My answer, open your eyes, they’re all around you. You really don’t have to go anywhere.

This was one of my biggest fears when I first started. I thought I had to have the best locations to have full control over the environment I would be shooting in.

But after a while, I decided to challenge myself and let my clients choose a location. This would force me to find good spots on the spot the day of the session.

That’s when I discovered that almost any location can be a good location, you just have to learn how to see it.

Here are some photos showing what the locations look like and then showing how I see them.

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Bartek Kempny 1 week ago

How much post processing went into the pro photos?

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Last Hurrah 1 week ago

Keep your mouth closed when you look up at the birds!

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Chris Daemon 1 week ago

That ain't a content turkey. I want to see what happened 30 seconds later!

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BusLady 1 week ago

This is a nice location, though. I wish I was there right now with my bare feet in the water.

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Maggie Grover Bacher 1 week ago

props to the photographer taking pictures without a tripod and a kid on his back. i know from experience how hard it is when the kids "help". but it's worth the help to have them part of what you do

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Lisa Dueck 1 week ago

Martin, expensive gear isn't necessary. If you have a cheaper 'slower' telephoto lens, you could compose the image with the subject closer to the lens and the background further away... and still get that smoother background. I also don't think he's doing much other than a white balance correction in photoshop to amplify the mood in the shot. But who cares anyway... he's demonstrating a way of composing shots that amateurs sometimes haven't figured out yet. More knowledge for the people. Thanks Phillip!

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