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Anne McKinnell
Works at I traded in a traditional career and home for a life on the road. I currently live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful things. I write about photography, travel, and how changing your life is not as hard as it seems.
Attended University of Victoria
Lived in Victoria, BC
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Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
In addition to photographing the stunning wildflower display in spring, photography opportunities are abundant as the rugged terrain makes its way along the Rio Grande, which marks the border between the USA and Mexico.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/20/big-bend-ranch-state-park-texas/
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How To Photograph Trees
Trees aren’t only defined by their overall shape, but by the smaller pieces of them such as their leaves, flowers, fruits, branches, and bark. Contrary to taking a wide shot that includes the entire tree, try using a long lens (particularly a macro lens, if you have one) to zoom in on the finer details of the tree. When highlighting smaller parts, a wide aperture like f/2.8 gives a small depth of field that blurs the background and foreground and directs focus towards your central focal point.

Using such a narrow plane of focus makes it very important to get the focus point spot on, however – when composing your shot, give some thought to exactly what point you want to be perfectly sharp and use either spot auto focus mode or manual focus to make sure your camera hones in on just the right point. Setting your camera up on a tripod will ensure that camera movement doesn’t throw the focus off once it’s set.

Read the tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/25/how-to-photograph-trees/
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How To Photograph Trees
In this instalment of “Great Subjects” we’re going to be working on one of nature’s most popular subjects: trees.

You might be surprised to discover that there are so many different ways to photograph trees – different times, different places, different framing and compositional styles to use. Each tree is as unique as every person, and can be used to create an equally unique photograph.

Trees are difficult subjects, though. It can be very hard to portray the sense of size and sheer majesty of a huge oak or redwood, the intricate shape of a dogwood or myrtle, or the delicate details of a cedar or eucalyptus. But, there are many techniques you can practice to bring out the beauty in either a single tree, a grove, or a whole forest.

Read my latest tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/25/how-to-photograph-trees/
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Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
The best part about our time in the park was the changing weather conditions which caused all kinds of dramatic clouds. I love dramatic clouds!

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Maasai Goat Herders in Tanzania
This is a scene that we came across while driving between destinations in Tanzania. It was one of those “Stop!!!” moments.

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http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/18/maasai-goat-herders-tanzania/
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10 Tips for Photographing Wide-Angle Landscapes
A wide-angle lens is considered an essential piece of gear for any landscape photographer because it gives you a perspective that you cannot achieve with any other lens. You’ll not only be able to photograph grand vistas, but you’ll see lines in a different way, and emphasize subjects by getting super close.

So if you haven’t tried one yet, borrow or rent a wide angle lens and get ready to make images with a different flavour using these tips.

Read my latest tutorial on Digital Photography School:
http://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-photographing-wide-angle-landscapes/
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How To Photograph Trees
Springtime is the season of birth and growth, so photos that focus on the details of the first leaves, buds, and flowers work very well this time of year.

Soft focus and a shallow depth of field are effective in creating compositions that feel gentle, hopeful, and full of joy. Because the growth is still so small in the spring, you’ll need a macro lens to be able to get a good, detailed close-up image.

Compared to the other seasons, the colours of spring are very light, with a soft pastel-like palette, which often makes a low-contrast image. This can be lovely if you want to create a gentle sort of atmosphere, but if you want a more lively look with popping colours, you can bring up these colours in post-production. When adjusting the overall colours, you’ll probably see two options: saturation and vibrance. These seem to have the same effect, but have an important difference: while saturation boosts the colour intensity of all pixels equally, vibrance will bring up the less saturated colours more than those that are already bright. Especially when trying to emphasize lighter colours – such as those found in the leaves and buds of spring – increasing vibrance instead of saturation will keep other parts of the photo from becoming over-saturated and looking cartoonish.

Read the tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/25/how-to-photograph-trees/
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How To Photograph Trees
Capturing a tree all by itself amid an otherwise empty landscape can give both a feeling of calm serenity and of loneliness. If it’s a small or young tree, especially, it can also suggest a sense of frailty.

This technique emphasizes the tree’s overall shape, as well as the environment in which it lives. This type of shot can be made with a wide angle lens, but if you’re far away this makes the tree appear very tiny and you risk losing the details of the tree’s form. If you’re very close, on the other hand, using a wide angle lens tends to stretch the tree’s appearance, making it seem larger in comparison to its surroundings. To really shrink the tree and emphasize its solitude while still allowing it to make up a large portion of the frame, use a long lens (50mm or more) from further away to visually compress the image.

If there is an interesting element in the distance (or foreground) that you want to use to complement, contrast, or juxtapose the tree, a smaller aperture such as f/11 or f/16 will achieve a larger depth of field and make the entire image sharp from front to back. Otherwise, using a wide aperture like f/4 or f/5.6 will blur the background and emphasize the tree itself by its sharpness.

Read the tutorial on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/25/how-to-photograph-trees/
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Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
In the remote State park, there are over 275 thousand acres of Chihuahuan desert to explore. It’s the largest state park in Texas! But you don’t have to go deep into the backcountry for photography — you can see some incredible vistas only a few steps from the road.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/20/big-bend-ranch-state-park-texas/
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Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
I love the national parks. And one of my all time favourites is Big Bend National Park in Texas. But right next door is another, even more secluded, gem: Big Bend Ranch State Park.

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http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/20/big-bend-ranch-state-park-texas/
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How to Create Dramatic Images with Backlight
When you want to add more drama to your landscape photos, one of the best ways is to make use of backlighting. It’s time to break often repeated rule to “always shoot with the sun behind you”. Instead, turn around and shoot towards the sun to create images with real impact.

When you shoot towards the sun, your subject is lit from behind, hence the term “backlight”. This type of light creates high contrast scenes, emphasizes shape, and can make translucent subjects glow.

Read my latest post on +Visual Wilderness:
https://visualwilderness.com/quick-tips/create-dramatic-images-backlight
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Texas Wildflowers
There’s more to Texas wildflowers than just bluebonnets. Although I have to say that the bluebonnets are so spectacular they can easily create a roadside traffic jam.

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http://annemckinnell.com/2016/03/20/texas-wildflowers/
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Hello! I'm Anne and I have a new life. 

I traded in a traditional career for a new life as an outdoor photographer and writer. I live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful places. I write about travel, photography, and how changing your life is not as scary as it seems. 

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