With The Golden Hour Portfolio eBook, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my golden hour images – and more importantly, why.
Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets
You already have the creative knowledge to make beautiful golden hour images – you may just not know how to tap into that yet. Or perhaps you do, but find it challenging to decide what direction you want to take your image in when you approach your golden hour scene. The disparity between learning a photographic technique and knowing how to apply it creatively to your environment is a source of much frustration for landscape photographers. This portfolio study can show you how to overcome this roadblock, and unleash your inner creativity.
With The Golden Hour Portfolio eBook, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my golden hour images – and more importantly, why. By reading about my camera workflow, you can learn how to critically analyze a scene and decide on the best method to use that compliments your creative style. You can expand your knowledge of how to approach the golden hour light, and ways to apply these techniques in the field to create inspirational work.
What’s inside this eBook
In this eBook, you will find 30 full page examples of my strongest golden hour images in high-resolution color. Each photo is paired with a full page spread that contains a wealth of information on how I created each image. I discuss many aspects of my creative process – some examples include how I find inspiration, choosing a strong focal point, pivotal moments in my creative development, and the importance of applying photography principles to your composition (such as contrast and symmetry).
Also discussed is the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how to compensate for exposure, and how to judge a scene before deciding what methods to apply…for example, how and when to decide if a scene needs to be panostitched or auto-bracketed.
Amazing Golden Hour Photography Tips
One of the strongest learning methods that will help you to develop your own creative process is to study the work of other photographers. My portfolio can present you with ideas that you were not aware of before – or spark entirely new ones of your own creation.
When you’re equipped to handle a situation – whether it be lighting challenges or how to compose your frame, you feel empowered and excited about photography. This is the most important part – that excitement and creative energy. Landscape photography is about producing images that you enjoy, and if you can approach a scene objectively and not feel blocked, your creativity will flow and flourish.
Who this Photography eBook is For
If you’re a complete beginner to photography and have no idea how to use your manual settings, this book is still for you. On our website here, we have several Photography 101 tutorials which cover all you need to know to understand everything in this eBook.
The Golden Hour Portfolio is written from the perspective of a landscape photographer, as that is what I am – but anyone looking to learn how to photograph during the golden hour light will benefit from learning my workflow.
What Kind of Format is this eBook in?
The Golden Hour Portfolio is a downloadable PDF file, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets.
For iPad specific users, you can download this book (or any pdf document) directly to iBooks, which will allow you to access it at any time. Click here for a very handy guide that shows you exactly how to put this book into your iBooks app.
This Golden Hours eBook can be found here: The Golden Hour Portfolio: A Monograph on the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets