This week I have had another Sand Groper visiting Sydney from Perth. Neal (aka Spool Photography) who is a very talented landscape photographer who specialises in panoramas spent a few days with me and we did a few shoots together. I took Neal back to Forresters beach, and while I was chilling out waiting for the light, I was watching the way he was looking for shots and it struck me how differently we both view the same location.
I tend to think in wide angle terms and immediately jump forward in amongst the rocks looking for interesting foregrounds and lead-in lines and that type of stuff. Neal being a “pano guy” tends to step back and take in the landscape with a pano eye. He’s shooting horizontal and vertical stitches and pulling out totally different compositions that I just can’t see with my eye.
I love it when two photographers with different styles shoot the same location on the same day… it’s just a blast how differently the location is interpreted.
Maybe I need to set myself some set subjects to force myself to see more in panorama….
By the way, for anybody in Sydney interested in improving their Seascapes, I’m running my next 1 Day intensive Seascape workshop on 19th and 20th of September and there are still a few places left.