I’ve been following Michael Frye since I first started getting serious about landscape photography, so he’s always been on my list of potential guests to have on the Photography Roundtable Podcast. I was very excited to talk with Michael about the subject we both love, landscape photography.
There was a lot to talk about, too. I wanted to ask Michael about everything from what he shot that morning (even though he didn’t go shooting) to his latest switch to mirrorless cameras. What I didn’t think we’d get into, however, was discussing how to go through the thinking process of creating better compositions by removing distracting elements.
I’ve learned a lot from Michael by reading his blog, but I also learned a lot from him during our twenty five minute discussion. One of my biggest takeaways is how much every photographer has been impacted by the work of Ansel Adams whether they know it or not.
What’s in this episode?
- No, Michael did not go shooting the morning of the interview… he has been shooting some interesting stuff, though
- How Michael Frye got started in landscape photography
- What has the work of Ansel Adams done for Michael, and for photographers everywhere
- Changes in the Yosemite Valley from the drought
- How Michael Frye sets up a shot when he’s out in the field
- The process of knowing what is distracting in a composition and then removing it
- Why Michael switched to mirrorless
- Do adapters reduce image quality?
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