The Canadian Rockies, and specifically Banff National Park – are known worldwide as a location for stunning mountain landscape photography. Mountain landscape photography has some particular challenges and, at the same time, yields many opportunities for Canadian Fine Art Photographers.
Landscape photography in Banff ( and any mountainous location ) requires one to be safety conscious at all times. You need photographic equipment – the camera(s) of course, lenses, filters, extra batteries, and cards, etc. However, the clothing you have, layering pieces, your footwear, compass and GPS, some food, water, etc all must packed up with your gear to make for a safe and successful shoot. In the mountain environment weather conditions can change quickly and being prepared with the proper clothing and accessories is mandatory.
The Banff National Park landscape is dotted with glaciers, lakes, and rivers, and don’t forget the Wildlife. Banff National Park is known for its monolithic mountains, the shimmering glaciers, lakes and rivers of dazzling color, wondrous layers of snow and shapes, and most of all – those “rocky” craggy slope-sided summits and peaks!
Landscape photography in Banff has the additional draw and thrill of being a UNESCO World Heritage site. That designation alone should give you the clue as to why Banff National Park is one of the Wonders of the World. As a Canadian Fine Art Photographer, I use the Banff National Park landscape, the Canadian Rockies, and the exquisite work of the designer to photograph“Special Moments in the Rockies, captured in a Print Forever”.
My Rocky Mountain Photography which I have for sale, is a compilation of special moments in this landscape where the ultimate and unfathomable designer is continually displaying amazing light, wonderful shapes and forms, vast and intimate views of the stunning complexity, diversity, and synchronicity of His work!
While it is generally accepted that Mountain Landscape Photography, not just in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains – but as a benchmark for the genre – the photographer needs to have strong light ( fantastic light for the WOW factor ), strong composition ( use of the visual language ), and the technical skills to ensure good exposure, focus, aperture and lens choice, and the proper and creative use of these to” make” an image. As a Canadian Fine Art Photographer I want to make an image that is not just a picture, but an image, or picture if you will, to capture and portray for the viewer the wonder of the landscape and the designers work. This would be the Subject. A landscape mountain photograph, one that has you engaged ( perhaps the Wow factor), needs – Light, Composition, and Subject all working together to “make” an image.
In mountain landscape photography, and in any other genre there is an ongoing debate about -What is the MOST important? As a Canadian Fine Art Photographer working in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, I would say LIGHT is the most important factor! But then again – I am amid multiple and captivating SUBECTS, and it is up to me to “make” an image, that is COMPOSITION, to capture the essence of what I see and convey that wonder to you the viewer. So I say LIGHT, COMPOSITION, and SUBJECT.
Banff landscape photography, Canadian Rockies landscape photography, and any landscape mountain photography need LIGHT, COMPOSITION, and SUBJECT – but since I work in the Canadian Rockies – my SUBJECT – I watch for LIGHT and work with COMPOSITION.
Whether you shoot with your smartphone, a Point and Shoot, or a high-end SLR Mountain Landscape Photography in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies you may capture a Banff Art Photo or a Canadian Fine Art Photo. However, if you missed the shot you may want to check out my website for a special, captivating piece of Banff and Canadian Rockies Fine Art pictures.
You can contact me via e-mail, or you can set up a Zoom call meeting if you wish to discuss any of my images, the papers I use, or the Media I present my images on Acrylic Glass, Metal, and the traditional frame and matte.