Writes Jackie Ranken, "Landscape photography is about the maker and the viewer. The maker is the photographer (you) and the viewer is your friend, family or whoever sees your imagery. And a landscape photograph can be the depiction of a real or an imagined landscape, whether it be natural or man-made. What is generally important is that the image successfully communicates to the viewer (as well as yourself ) an emotion, memory or idea about a place.
"When I look at my own photographs, the ones that I feel are successful are the ones that reconnect me to that time, place or an idea that was in my mind. When another person looks at that same image, it may communicate the same idea or it may connect them to a completely different, personal memory they have had. Images become a conduit to present and past experiences for all of us.
"For those who are prepared to really look at an image, instead of just viewing it with a passing ‘click’ of the keyboard, the subtleties in an image can emerge and become more meaningful."
Jackie goes onto explain the most important ways you can improve your landscape photography to make your viewers pause and enjoy your images.
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