What is the Difference between cloud based Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic? Are you confused by the difference between Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC? The class that I teach on this platform is the more advanced Lightroom Classic CC which gives you full editing ability and you are able to store your images on your own hard drive. The cloud-based Lightroom CC is two years old now and has come a long way in its editing capabilities, but there are distinct differences between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. Lightroom CC is actually the same application as Lightroom mobile but is available on your desk top computer. [...]
It’s that time of year when everyone begins to start scheduling their photographic adventures. Our phones and email connections seem to explode after a long holiday snooze! But something seems a bit different here at Jansen Photo Expeditions, and it appears to be a growing trend. Everywhere we go it becomes a necessity to book a year or more in advance, especially at most of our premium locations, even during the week! Weekend group workshops no longer exist for us. There are simply too many large outfitters crowding out well know locations. Long gone are the days of last minute bookings as well. The fact of the matter is, there is simply [...]
Finding your own creative angle getting through creative blocks in landscape photography can be challenging. Many, including myself find it hard to find something uniquely different in any natural landscape. Especially, if it’s an overly traveled tourist ocation. To deaI with these blocks, its good to resort to boiling things down to the simplest perspective first while looking through the lens. But you first must choose your preferred field of view. This can very with everyone. This is a highly personal and creative choice. If you’re reading this you you might already have yours. Mine historically leads towards the grand landscape. This can very between 14 [...]
There are many ways to approach an iconic location when shooting landscape photography. You could just shoot it the way 1,000's of other photographers have, or come up with your own creative ideas. It helps to a plan when going to a location, and have a concept of how you want to shoot it. Pre-visualization is the key! Recently, I returned to an iconic Iceland location. It is a long drive to reach this place and you really only get a short time to get the image you want. Many factors come in to play in Iceland, and most of it is because of the weather. It can be very windy and [...]
I’m sure you’ve heard this before several times... Landscape photography is all about the light. And when is that light the best? In my opinion, I love the light 1/2 hour before and after sunrise, and 1/2 before and after sunset. (These times may vary depending on where you are, but this is my rule of thumb.) Do you ever think how this light is going affect your post processing? If you are on a dedicated photography tour (on your own or with a photography workshops), this can mean a lot of early mornings, and late evenings. When you first hear that alarm at 4:30am, it can be hard, but once you are [...]
Mark offers photographic workshops in numerous U.S. and International locations with his business, Jansen Photo Expeditions. He is an expert and personable instructor, expedition leader and award winning, visionary photographer.
Mark has over 25 years of professional fine art and photographic experience. He has a passion for landscape and classic aviation photography and provides large scale commercial installations of his fine art photographic murals and print works throughout California. He works with both small and large corporate businesses in helping them project a powerful impact through his images.
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Yosemite Valley ©MarkJansenPhotography.com Don’t be lazy when you have a chance to be in nature to create a photograph. Some new to landscape photography seldom venture much further than their cars to take a shot. Landscape photography is all about interacting with nature. If you’re not comfortable opening your eyes before dawn or hiking to explore new possibilities, the odds of you capturing that epic photograph is not in your future. Stepping out of your comfort zone is what it’s all about in this game. This will take you much further than that new piece of gear or software plug-in. Certainly, gear is important and is as simple [...]