WHAT IS LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY?
Landscape Photography is the discipline of photographing the outdoors and the world around. Often the term refers to nature photography e.g. photography of the countryside. Landscape photography contains several branches, each with their own subject matter e.g. Seascapes, Cityscapes, Skyscapes. Read More…
In its most basic form a landscape photograph captures the view for others to later experience, and in effect see what the photographer saw. It is desirable, where possible, to elevate the photograph to one that portrays what was also experienced at the time and to build an emotional connection between the viewer and the photo.
Styles can vary significantly, with representational “as seen” photography at one end of the spectrum and more abstract representation at the other that starts to blur the line between landscape photography and abstract photography.
Matt approaches the landscape by identifying the main hook; it could be as simple as the feeling a landscape gives. Next comes the difficult bit! Which compositional elements best portray that feeling? Now, how can all the other noise in the landscape be arranged or removed so not to detract?
THE SUSSEX LANDSCAPE
takes in the chalky hills of the South Downs threading its way across the county, ancient woodland and many scenes to be savoured, such as; bluebell woods, iron age forts and Roman roads. The selection of Sussex photos is also joined by images from across the South of England.
I found the lesson I had with Matt answered my questions about the photos I had previously sent him. We went through some extra theory behind the use of settings on the camera before putting them into... read moreGeorge H.
I'm delighted to have received the print 'Auburn' as a gift. Being a photo it draws me in and I feel I am there, walking down a track and wanting to find out what is in the distance. It brings the c... read moreHilary
We first met Matt at an exhibition in Lewes where his work stood out from at least 50 other exhibitors. If we had had the money at the time we would have bought four or five pictures without thinking.... read moreMathew J.
Such charming, beautiful and moving photographs. Matt also went to great lengths to be sure that a photo print was framed and delivered at very short notice. Not only very grateful for the care and ... read morematt b.
Simply amazing pictures. The skill used is incredible and much better than we expected. We commissioned Matt to take some local photos of Suffolk for us and we are blown away with the result. He was a... read moreCustomer