What does a portrait photographer shoot when he's not shooting people? Well, in my case I may be shooting landscapes and other more artistic subjects. It's my time to play and try new techniques.
Shooting landscapes demands a different eye than when shooting portraits. You have to be able to capture more of a panoramic view of what typically is a static target. The lens choices seem lean more towards the standard or wider than the long lenses normally used to get emotion and close ups that one seeks in portraits.
Landscapes tend to be more artistic and colorful or contrasty depending on the photographer's shooting and post processing style.
This is an example of a nice, colorful landscape that depicts some sandy dunes in the central part of Chile by the ocean.
Another example is this one that shows a scene in CA at a surfing beach.
And here are some pics of the peers in Huntington Beach, CA.
And some more peer shots:
And some more..
Sometimes all you need is to breath the scene in first and after selecting the lens and getting it composed, shoot it!
Keeping it real!