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”
The Snake River
Sunset beams over Grand Teton
Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park.
An Alaskan brown bear closes in on its prey…
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.
Shadows and Sand
Simplicity revealed at the intersection of light and shadow, Death Valley National Park, California.
Sunset off the coast of Scotland, Isle of Harris.
A red-winged blackbird calls on a cold wintry day.
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.
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/
An old waterman plies his trade on te Chesapeake Bay.
Fires of Dawn
Morning mist in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Eye of the North
A sea stack of the Scottish coast.
A long exposure at twilight, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina.
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.
Inside a Lake Superior sea cave, Devils Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin.
Icy fingers reach for the sun’s warmth, Lake Michigan.