Thinking Outside The Box
Photography Blog and Articles by Kevin Landwer-Johan
Thinking Outside The Box – A Blog By Kevin Landwer-Johan
Photography blog of Kevin Landwer-Johan focusing not only on the ‘box’ we use as our means of capturing images but also on the art of photography.
Taking pictures involves engaging both our intellectual and technical skills in using our cameras. It’s also necessary to express our creative and artistic intuitions so our images convey meaning.
Through this blog, my online courses, and in-person workshops my aim is to share information about photography and my continually growing passion for it.
I’m open to feedback, so please remember to leave comments and ask questions.
Bad news is easy news to write because people love to read it. Many articles have been written about perceived negative aspects of what’s known as ‘Hill Tribe Tourism'. Because of my experience and relationship I take a different perspective.
Travel time is precious. Most of us don't get enough of it and we all want to make sure we have great photos of our journeys. Let me help you choose the best travel photography workshop experience so you can make the most of your time away.
Manual mode can challenge people as to which exposure settings to adjust for the best photos. I am often asked by people taking our workshops in Thailand, “Kevin, which setting should I change first?”
Travel always involves meeting people. Learning to make great travel portraits will enrich your experience. It will also help preserve your wonderful memories. Here are 25 tips to help you make the best travel photography portraits.
Many people travel to Thailand with their camera and want to know they are following proper etiquette. Thai people are generally very polite. I've found if you are also polite you will most often get better photographs.
Published Photography Articles
This is a selection of articles I’ve written for various web sites. Here you will find a broad variety of photography topics covered but without so much of a personal touch as I write with for my own blog.
Isolating your subject will make for a stronger photo than when they are surrounded by clutter. Distracting elements in the same composition as a person you’re photographing will only serve to draw attention away from them.
Manual camera settings may be challenging to new photographers. In my opinion, shooting in manual mode is a great way to learn photography. What I am teaching here is practical information for beginner photographers. For those who want to know how shooting in manual mode can improve their photography.
Flash can be a confusing addition for many new photographers. But there’s really only one way to gain experience. Learning to use your flash well takes practice.