Ian particularly enjoys photography that is simple and which leaves room for the imagination and for emotion. He loves photographing both the natural landscape and also the architecture of our built environment. The UK and Europe is a densely populated place and he is fascinated by the way in which the two elements of the natural and built environment often merge to produce a landscape that shows our human influence stretching back through the generations.
There are five main things that Ian aims for in his photography:
Beauty can mean many things to different people but, as a fine art landscape photographer, Ian is interested in photographing the natural beauty and visual drama of our urban and rural environment. This beauty and drama is emphasised by finding great subjects and light and by keeping the composition of his photographs as simple and direct as possible.
Our modern world is so complex and fast moving that this simplicity and directness can be a real pleasure in itself and it's something that Ian actively looks for when composing his photos in the camera viewfinder.
Mood and expression is an important aspect of Ian’s photography however his preference is for that of suggestion rather than prescription.
Photography is all about the interplay between light and dark. Interesting and dramatic light can result in wonderful and truly memorable fine art photographs.
The strength of photography as an art form and the thing which makes it different from other forms of art is that it is fundamentally connected with reality.
The best landscape photography is all about one person's individual vision and how they perceive the world in which they live.
More info here on my website: http://www.ianbramham.com/section536519_235304.html
When I was a beginner however I did find it very helpful when I was looking at other peoples photos if I could see what camera settings had been used so I deliberately include the electronic exif data on each of my photos on this site - at the side of each photo you will see listed the make and model of the camera together with shutter speed, iso, lens aperture and focal length.