Recently on one of my podcast episodes, I told people that I’d be happy to do photography critiques for free if they wanted to throw a portfolio link my way (that offer still stands by the way). One of the critique submissions I got was from a photographer in Romania who had an impressive portfolio on 500px.
Here’s his email message to me:
Hey David,As I’ve been listening to you podcast, I heard that you are willing to review users portfolios, and I’d really like to get a professional opinion on it. Can you please take a glance and give me some advice?I’m Rares, I’m an amateur landscape photographer from Romania that enjoys portraits too. I’ve been listening to your podcast for several months now and I enjoy every bit of them. Congratulations for the all the work you are putting together!Thank you in advance!Rares
I agree with your observation, the deep dark shadows, and I think that comes from the fact that even though I said landscape photographer, I’m mostly a travel photographer, where traveling is 90% in the mountains. It would be nice to see a more precise definition of landscape vs travel photographer, but as I interpret it the way it applies to me, is, landscape is more like hunting for the great places and wait there for the perfect light, where the travel is more like take photos on the way, whenever that happens to be.