We’ve grown accustomed to quickly searching for answers. It’s no longer necessary to even type the query. Just say, “Ok Google/Siri, what’s the best aperture for landscapes”? You’ll typically receive dozens—if not hundreds—of results in mere seconds. While this has its advantages, it can also limit your imagination. For example, almost every article on effective landscape photography calls for a small aperture with maximum depth of field. While it may be sound advice for those who want everything sharp from near to far, there are alternatives to consider as well.
What kind of images would you specifically like to make? Whether you’re focusing on painting, photography, or drawing, the goal is the same. You want people to look at your work and have a big reaction. A gasp, a sigh, an exclamation point—all of these reveal the viewer’s emotional connection with your art.
“One eye sees, the other feels.” Paul Klee