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What You See Isn't Always What You Get- Landscape Photography Secrets Unveiled

Posted by Jane Carswell on Mon, Aug 09, 2010

Guest Post by John E. Marriott

I was sitting in the dining room at the Bugaboo Lodge last month when a guest came up and told me that he had attempted to photograph the "signature shot" from the lodge that morning -- a view of Snowpatch Spire and the surrounding mountains reflected in the small pond on the lodge grounds. 

"To be honest, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be," he chuckled, "the photos didn't do it justice and couldn't capture it the way I saw it."

He then looked at me seriously and asked, " So how DO you pros do it? What's the secret to getting great shots?"

Bugaboo Lodge Signature Shot, John E. Marriott

How do you turn this (left) into this (right)? The shot on the left was taken with automatic settings, the one on the right with all the secrets of landscape photography deployed!

So what are the secrets to getting great shots in a place as stunning, yet challenging, as the Bugaboo Range of the Canadian Rockies? How do you make the alpenglow glow and not have the foreground shadows turn to a black blob? Or vice versa, how do you keep the shadows balanced without blowing out the brilliant blues of the sky and the golden hues of the alpenglow?  And what other tricks can a photographer use to make their photos look as stunning as the scenes in front of them?

Join me in the Bugaboos from September 7th-10th this fall for an in-depth photography workshop that will uncover these secrets and leave you with breath-taking photographs that will wow your friends and family alike.  Learn how to use filters, how to adjust your exposures to maximize colour brilliance, and how to compose the perfect shot. 

Best of all?  Learn these secrets while Heli-Hiking in fall colors in some of the most spectacular wilderness in North America!  To reserve your spot, call CMH Reservations today at 1.800.661.0252

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