See How Photographer Tim Heaton Creates Amazing Winter Landscapes of Glencoe, Scotland

Feb 19, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

See How Photographer Tim Heaton Creates Amazing Winter Landscapes of Glencoe, Scotland

Feb 19, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Covering an array of mountains with names he refuses to even attempt to pronounce, landscape & travel photographer Thomas Heaton takes us on a whirlwind tour of Glencoe to photograph some amazing winter landscapes.

In this video documenting his two-and-a-bit-day visit, Thomas talks to us throughout his journey, explaining what he looks for in a landscape and how he captures it when he finds it.

Obviously, the first part of any landscape photographer’s journey is trying to determine where you want to go in the first place, and Thomas couldn’t have picked a better location for winter landscapes than Glencoe.

Once again, Thomas provides some valuable insight into his process, discussing his use of filters, as well as the importance of waiting for just the right light to create that perfect image.

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One interesting point I saw was the use of stacking a 10 stop neutral density (ND) filter along with a 3 stop Graduated ND.  Trying to compose through a 10 stop ND filter is difficult enough as it is, but trying to line up a graduated ND at the same time must take some getting used to.

Thomas posted a few more behind the scenes photos as well as final images on his Instagram.

You can see more of Thomas’ work on his website.

[Landscape Photography: Winter in the Mountains of Glencoe by Thomas Heaton]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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