Quick tip: make simple and minimalistic images. The less complex will be your photograph, the more it will tell. For the image below you may devise great number of associations: otherness, hope, exclusiveness, etc. One can understand your idea for a second. And you need just illuminated tree and shadow forest to express this idea inside the frame. This is the way your photograph become expressive.
Ukraine, Carpathian Mountains
Quick tip: use multiple layers principle for depth and space effect inside two dimetional photograph. The more plans you use within the frame, the more depth you will obtain. All plans have to be visually separated. For example in this image it was made by the light. Every plan here is clear and visual comfortable because each illuminated plan alternate with shadow one.
Ukraine, Carpathian mountains, Krasnik Village
We’ve shot auroras in Khibiny mountains three sequentially nights in September. At first time I jumped out from my tent after loud cry of my friend Alexander: “Nothern lights!!!”. For some time I looked around at a loss because auroras’ glow were very low this night. But in third night I allowed myself to finish shooting even before auroras gone from the sky, just after the brightest part of glowing. “Auroras? How provoking! Give me some time to sleep!” – we joked. How easily we took to changes!
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains
Magnetic gold, white and red colors of early autumn tundra. This beatiful valley of Khibiny mountains is located on the north of Russia above the polar circle. September is the most scenic time of the year. The time when solid green carpet suddenly become full of details, colors and textures. I’ve been there three times and I’ll defenitly return to Khibiny at least one more time.
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Malaya Belaya (Small White) River Valley
At first glance Polygonal lakes in Khibiny mountains are very prosaic: small, shallow, with swampy shore. At daytime their surface is usually crisped from the wind. But in calm morning or serene evening when nature is settled down the magic instantly happens. Beautiful reflections on water smooth cast a spell over. And only small prominent from water stones, covered by moss and lichen, remind you where is real sky and where is land.
Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Polygonal Lakes