One of the highlights of traveling through Tuscany is the opportunity to explore and photograph the towns along the way. Perugia is one of the lesser visited towns in Tuscany, typically passed over by tourists and photographers. I found my way to Perugia because I wanted the unique experience of staying in a former castle and booked two nights at Castello di Monterone. During my stay in Perugia I made sure to intermix travel and landscape photography along the way.Read More
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Photography tips and articles helping photographers learn techniques for better pictures are plentiful on the web. What makes this blog different is my photography tips are free and available. I work to maintain one goal: to help photographers of all levels. Wedding photographers should browse my tips for better portraits and contact me for individualized help as I have photographed multiple weddings including destination weddings, always seeking methods to make sure the bride is always happy.
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Tuscany has long been viewed as one of the most popular destinations for landscape photographers. During the late spring and early summer travel photographers flock to this area to explore the winding roads and beautiful views. I had put off this trip for several years in lieu of other destinations including Iceland and Canada. Finally I made my way through the region of Tuscany to fully explore the landscape photography opportunities. My opinion is clear - Tuscany is worth it in every way. These pictures from Tuscany are a part of my Italy Art Gallery presentation which is also viewed on my regular portfolio website. I rank Tuscany in my Top 5 destinations for photographers, and a definitive must add to every bucket list. This article explores some of my favorite photographs of Tuscany with tips for traveling through this region.Read More
Photographing nature and flowers can be extremely rewarding yet challenging for photographers of all levels. The number one thing to remember with shooting all formats and styles of photography is to remember there is no wrong way to do it. Photography is an art - within that art lies composition. Each photographer has their own style and creative touches - but where we can go wrong is to constantly focus our photography on outside influences opposed to your own style. Recently in Italy I explored several sunflower fields to practice my nature photography - coming away with two examples of composing sunflowers. Both of these photographs are a part of my Italy Art Gallery presentation featured on my portfolio website. This is not a vote to compare which photo is better, rather to explore two different styles I used to photograph these sunflowers.
Iceland is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Travel photography and Iceland go together hand in hand. Photographers looking for new landscape inspiration full of waterfalls and wide open landscapes should take a long look at taking advantage of Iceland's long summer days. The highlights of Iceland include some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls and relatively small amounts of tourists (compared to Europe). If you want to see examples of Iceland's Waterfalls in Pictures follow the link provided. Read on for more reasons to consider Iceland for your next photography trip.Read More
Yellowstone in the winter is one of the most inspiring winter landscapes I have ever encountered. Aside from Greenland, Yellowstone is my favorite location to travel for pictures if you are looking for amazing winter photos. This compilation of winter photos highlights my winter bison pictures in Yellowstone National Park. Capturing photos of wildlife in the park require patience, a bit of adventure and the willingness to ride snowmobiles in the cold. All photos were taken by myself, Jared Lawson Photography.Read More
Big Sur, California is one of my favorite locations in Northern California. It offers photographers breathtaking views along Highway 1, rocky seascapes and of course the famous McWay Falls. One of my favorite all time photos comes from McWay Falls during the golden hour near sunset. This article covers my work behind the lens capturing this photograph. The three tips behind the lens on this photo cover: (1) Lighting, (2) Equipment, and (3) Camera Settings.Read More
Iceland is said to be the land of 1,000 waterfalls, and rightly so. It has developed as one of the hottest tourist destinations for photographers and adventurers looking for something different. I traveled to Iceland not sure what to expect - a bit of culture, a bit of unknown - and maybe a bit of adventure. It exceeded expectations on every level. This article highlights my Top 5 of Iceland's famous waterfalls and the epic landscape photos from them. I did take all of these photos and take 100% photo credit.Read More