Problem Solving

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Duration: 5:55

You are bound to encounter some obstacles or problems while on a nature shoot. Layne offers tips to solve some of the more common ones you may find.

Like all creative endeavors, outdoor photography comes with plenty of obstacles. In this session, photographer Layne Kennedy will show you some ways to get around them. Here are a few:

  • Lighting. Sometimes a beautiful scene will be better if you return later when the lighting is perfect.
  • Lens mishaps. Layne keeps a small cloth in his pocket to wipe away droplets from his lens when the lens is close to water.
  • Backdrop. Layne brings a rolled-up piece of black velvet everywhere he goes in case he wants to take a photo with a backdrop. Here, he comes up with a gorgeous wildflower photo against the stark blackness.
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