Scenic photography is any photograph that contains a “scene” or “story” this can include the following: street scenes, gardens, swimming pools, forests, seascapes, beach scenes, and of course “landscape photography”. I love to find the “inherent art” found in nature and scenes, this can be abstract patterns and beautiful colours and balance.
Landscape photography was popular from as early as the early 1800s photographers were fond of this type of photograph as it took such a long time to expose the film and the scenery did not move, unlike a human subject for instance.
The formative exponents of this type of photography followed the same path as such great landscape artists as Constable and Turner and was referred to as pictorial photography
They were capturing a moment in time forever, one that would never be the same again.
Textbooks stipulate the use of a wide-angle lens for landscape photography and scenic shots. However, this is not necessarily true and a longer lens will bring distant details closer such a in a sunset or moon scene and can bring any object into a good balanced proportion in the photograph.
Taking good scenic photographs is a fine balance between technical excellence, having an “eye” for the best point of view, waiting for the right moment and artistic creativity. Few photographers can get the tricky balance right, but I “Tony Hanscomb Photography” take great pride in taking memorable, unique and awesome scenic shots.
If you wish to commission my services for a scenic shoot of any kind, just contact me using the online form and I will get back to you without delay.