Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition

Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition

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Ian Plant is a full-time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer, he has been photographing our natural world for almost twenty years. Ian travels the world in order to find rare convergences of light, composition, mood, and moment, looking to transcend mere scenery to produce a compelling view of his nature subjects.

Ian Plant is going to show you the art of composition today, he has recently wrote an eBook called “Visual Flow – Mastering the Art of Composition

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Visual Flow (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Visual Flow

Visual Flow (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

 The Snake River

 Sunset beams over Grand Teton

The Snake River (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

The Firehole

 Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park.

The Firehole (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

The Chase

An Alaskan brown bear closes in on its prey…

The Chase (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

The Beast

Demonic intervention? Naw, just a bison rolling around in some dirt. I positioned myself to ensure that the dust was backlit by the setting sun. When the bison lifted its head high, I knew I had the moment I was waiting for.

The Beast (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Shadows and Sand

Simplicity revealed at the intersection of light and shadow, Death Valley National Park, California.

Shadows and Sand (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Na Hearadh

Sunset off the coast of Scotland, Isle of Harris.

Na Hearadh (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

 Morning Call

A red-winged blackbird calls on a cold wintry day.

Morning Call (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Light is Life

I got creative with lens flare for this image of backlit flowers in a field high on Mazama Ridge, Mt. Rainier National Park. The sun was setting just above the image frame, creating lens flare at the top of the photo. Careful positioning allowed me to place the flare above the lone tree in the meadow.

Light is Life (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Lenga Dance

Lenga tree in Patagonia. To learn more about the story behind this image, visit my blog: http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2012/05/01/meat-and-potatoes/

Lenga Dance (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Golden Days

 An old waterman plies his trade on te Chesapeake Bay.

Golden Days (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Fires of Dawn

Morning mist in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Fires of Dawn (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Eye of the North

A sea stack of the Scottish coast.

Eye of the North (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

 Dreamscape

A long exposure at twilight, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina.

Dreamcast (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Devil’s Twilight

I popped a flash with a peach-colored gel to light the rock formations during a 30-second exposure at twilight. Devil’s Garden, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Devil's Twilight (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

Devil’s Eye

Inside a Lake Superior sea cave, Devils Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin.

Devil's Eye (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

 Winter Grip

Icy fingers reach for the sun’s warmth, Lake Michigan.

Winter Grip (Ian Plant Shows You the Art of Composition on CrispMe)

 

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