You haven't heard of Tom Till or Ian Plant?? This kind of gets to my point. How many other photographers work do you really know?
And who are you to make such statement of my person? That is improper.
For benefit of my doubt I took a closer look at the websites of Tom Till and Ian Plant. Following are my personal impressions:
Tom Till - Photos in bright day and not good light, amateurish landscape images.
Ian Plant - Photos in better light but sensor not up for capture, amateurish landscape images.
Funny thing though… I was reminded that I had seen Ian Plant's website before because I had purchased his eBook Chasing Light since it sounded good per his advertising. It taught me zip zil and nothing of landscape photography and I found it worthless. Frankly I should ask for money back. In my opinion he is far from a master of landscape photography. Oh, and someone was speaking of Peter Lik being over marketed and sales…?? Sweet
. For someone looking for a good beginner resource of landscape photography I can much rather recommend eBooks and books by John Shaw, or books and articles by Galen Rowell. Those are excellent and QUALITY.
Lets recapture.... what was my original post about???
It was a review of the APP
of Peter Lik’s work. It was not a review of Peter Lik’s work. I said I found the APP
a sheer inspiration and recommend the APP
as such. Did someone in above misread and turn discussion from that into one of like or not of Peter Lik??
If you do not like Pete Lik, why care? Just move on and be happy. However, chances are you are missing an APP
that can teach you something of landscape photography, if you are capable to see art and beyond fundamental basics, and not merely poop on some pixels in corner and straight horizons or their not…
of landscape photography I have found so far the one with Peter Lik’s work is the only one I can rate as excellent in what it taught me about photography. And yes, very far above that Chasing the Light by Ian Plant which I found worthless, basic and amateurish. If anyone know of any other APPS
of landscape photography and at an advanced level please let us know!
And heaven forbid if it is by someone who actually has won even a few of such awards that Peter has won, sold at Sotheby and been decorated by piers with title Master Photographer (not here at LuLa obvious…)…
I can suggest when looking at Peter Lik images, to observe how he has worked with contrast of colors, with light and with contrast of light. I found that impressive and a great lesson from a master (also to be somehow reminiscent of Hudson River School of Painters). My own observation is that his way of doing so at times frank reminds me of how Ansel Adams did in BW, however Peter does it in color. It appears he also use filters to aid in this process, I suspect some specific ones from Singh-Ray, along with ND grads and CP. If he did not use Photoshop, then my personal guess is it must be another software for adjustments also of his 617 film images… else I find difficult to see how it could be possible to render in the ways he does, unless for the 617 with curves and more in scanning software....
I found it interesting stuff. Perhaps some of you will also…