In the world of photography, there are certain iconic scenes favored by veteran landscape photographers. In this video, professional outdoor photographer Steve Kossack takes you to northern Arizona to photograph Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River.
Just past sunrise, Steve sets up his camera on a 1500-foot cliff. With a 20 mm lens, he frames the flowing river, the beach below, and the lip of the cliff. He makes an exposure without a filter, then adds a graduated neutral density filter for dramatic lighting and colors. To capture a single iconic image, Steve also demonstrates that shooting many exposures is the best approach.
Join pro shooter Steve Kossack for landscape photography tips on capturing an iconic image.
MORE IN THIS COURSE:
- Telling a Story with Pictures—Course Preview
- Taking a Warm-Up Shot
- Bringing Out the Elements in Your Photos
- Capturing a Desert Photography Scene
- How to Use a Tilt-Shift Lens
- Photographing a Desert Wave
- Photographing a Geographic Story
- Capturing an Iconic Image in Outdoor Photography
- The Backwards Image in Landscape Photography
- The Flying Angel
- The Flying Angel Reversed
- The Exit
- Capturing Canyon Debris Inside an Arizona Canyon
- Composition for Abstract Photographs