Using Design Principles to Improve Your Photography

August 28, 2023  |  Norway

As photographers, we learn a lot from graphic designers and those trained formally in the visual arts. Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Hans Gunnar Aslaksen, has such training and uses it to create incredibly interesting and visually pleasing photographs of nature and the landscape.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • How Hans got into photography.
  • How Hans leverages his background in visual communication and design to improve his photography.
  • The key principles of design you can use to improve your nature and landscape photography, including color theory, the use of complimentary colors, and more.
  • Using negative space in your images.
  • Ways to improve composition.
  • Processing tips.
  • Transitioning to smaller scenes for a more personal journey.
  • Infusing our personality into our photography.
  • And a lot more!

If you enjoyed our conversation, you can listen to our bonus episode on Patreon where Hans and I discuss the challenges of creating your own unique work without copying others.

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