We chat to fine art landscape photographer Tom Putt who went from photographing birds to sport and eventually landscapes.
Tom spends many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects.
You’ll discover: What makes a killer landscape image and why, how do you connect with the landscape to create an image that is more than just a generic shot, aerial vs drone photography, how you prepare for a shoot, preferred gear, techniques, the pros and cons of working with galleries, tips for shooting, tips for printing and much more.
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Tom in his own words:
For the past 20 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to follow my passion – fine art landscape photography.
Driven by my desire to showcase the beauty of the landscape, I spend many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects.
I first fell in love with photography at the age of 13. Following my love of ornithology, I photographed birds. Once leaving university, I pursued a career in sports photography where I covered over 300 events across Australia and the world, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
My passion has always been photographing the breathtaking Australian landscape. For the past 20 years, I have been privileged to call the Australian wilderness my office. For me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than being surrounded by this serenity. Whether it be standing on top of a mountain, or wandering along an ancient dry creek bed, my heart and soul always feels at home amongst these landscapes.
My drive is to showcase the immense beauty and variety of Australia by bringing his art into every home and office. In doing so, I hope to highlight the importance of protecting what we are so lucky to call our home. And for my artwork to bring people together; to get them talking to one another, challenging their visual perceptions and levels of interpretation, on a deeper and more spiritual level.
In this episode:
- What makes a killer landscape image and why
- How do you connect with the landscape to create an image that is more than just a generic shot?
- Aerial vs drone photography
- How do you prepare for a shoot?
- Preferred gear
- The pros and cons of working with galleries
- Tips for shooting
- Tips for printing
Image by Tom Putt