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Expressing the Landscape With Light With Michael Frye

Expressing the Landscape With Light With Michael Frye

Episode 57: Today I sit down with California-based professional landscape photographer and educator, Michael Frye, to chat about:

  • His early days working at the Ansel Adams Gallery and who were some of his sources of inspiration
  • What the art and craft of landscape photography means
  • How both light on the landscape and the light from within can evoke emotions and moods in landscape photography
  • The difference between developing your vision as a photographer versus a personal style
  • Creating personally expressive photographs from iconic locations
  • Why do we photograph nature?
  • The power of observation and releasing expectations
  • Working with the light you have to create mood
  • Balancing simplicity and complexity
  • What makes a great photograph
  • And a lot more!

 

LINKS MENTIONED:

Website: http://www.michaelfrye.com/ 

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Jerry Uelsmann Obituary

Michael’s article on Simplicity versus Complexity in Photography

Michael’s article on What’s the Least Interesting Part of This Photograph?

Brenda’s article on Nature Photographer’s Network: Creative Self-Expression When Everyone’s a Photographer

Note: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Light, Gesture, & Color by Jay Maisel

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Michael Frye

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Michael Frye is a professional landscape and nature photographer who has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983. His photography is represented by the esteemed Ansel Adams Gallery, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world, including the magazines National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, Texas Highways, and more.

Michael is the author and/or principal photographer of several books and ebooks, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters; The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite; and Landscapes in Lightroom: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide. He also leads numerous photography workshops around the American West and has online courses in Lightroom available on his website at michaelfrye.com.