Creative Landscape Photography

posted on 27th of january, 2009

I caught cold and I'm home and I have lots of time to browse DT database. I'm more and more convinced that I can be really happy to be among such creative artists like DT submitters.
Today I discovered a great portfolio of Japaneese photographer Hiroshi Ichikawa. His is specialized in photographing the Mount Fuji. Can you imagine, about 400 images only about one subject?! Amazing.
I think his portfolio is a great example of creativeness. In how many ways you can make pictures of your favorite subject? 5-6? What about 400? :)
If you want to make photos of some famous overshooted landmark and feel empty of ideas, browsing Hiroshi Ichikawa's portfolio will definitely give you some inspiration.
There are lot of tips about how to be more creative:
● shoot in different lighting conditions - golden hours is wonderful time, but not the only one
● try different angles, different direction - near, far, tele, wideangle
● choose different background, different foreground
● frame your subject in different ways
Lots of possibilities. Here are some examples of Hiroshi Ichikawa's work, and here is his portfolio: Yujiro portfolio

Comments (25)

Comment by Widam on February 23, 2009

very inspiring photos... thx

Comment by Torchdesigns on February 23, 2009

Wow, the pictures are some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. Awesome talent that is for sure.

Comment by Maigi on February 09, 2009

Thank you for the information! I think I have even seen his work somewhere years ago. What a great artist. Thanks!

Comment by Blagov58 on February 09, 2009

There was an artist in 18th Century - Katsushika Hokusai, who made landscape series called "One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji" - can be read about in Wikipedia.
This article has a great reflection of the idea that landscapes give us an opportunity for an endless exploration and experiment.

Comment by Deborah79 on February 05, 2009


Comment by Linqong on February 04, 2009

Fantastic portfolio,great shot!!!

Comment by Maigi on January 29, 2009

Yes, with your all good wishes I'm better and better. Thank you all! And Good light!

Comment by Picturelake on January 28, 2009

Truly inspirational! Thanks, Maigi. I hope you feel better soon (if not already).

Comment by Eclecticelegance on January 28, 2009

WOW - this guy's talent is phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing this - I wouldn't have known about it otherwise!

Comment by Noonie on January 28, 2009

I wondered how you could be bored with your imagination and energy! Hope you are better now.

Comment by Arielmartin on January 28, 2009

Amazing... so many great photos, all so different, of a subject that doesn't move!!!

Thanks for sharing. This is inspirational.

Comment by Littledesire on January 27, 2009

Oh, my God! It's really amazing! Thanks Maigi for sharing with us! And BRAVO for Hiroshi Ichikawa!!!

Comment by Pro6x7 on January 27, 2009

Fantastic portfolio. Inspirational!

Comment by Fultonsphoto on January 27, 2009

Thanks Maigi, as usual a useful and thought provoking blog and a good lesson to most of us as to just how diverse one subject can be if one takes the time to focus long enough and consider all angles beyond the obvious.

Comment by Maigi on January 27, 2009

You put it so well, Eti. Really.

Comment by Littlemacproductions on January 27, 2009

I would say it is a pure love affair between man and mother earth.

Comment by Maigi on January 27, 2009

Bored? How could I left that impression? In the opposite, I'm so exited, that I would like to travel right away to Japan, to see if this mountain is really seen from every spot of that island.
ETA: ok, I got it. I used an Estonian expression in my first sentence. Fixed it. Huh, those language troubles... Yeah, I'm just sick, not bored. ;)))

Comment by Noonie on January 27, 2009

Goodness!! He's more talented than I am and has better equipment! Beautiful, and I was wondering if doing 4 seasons was too much....
A decorator has requested the 4 seasons of some of my photos and I am definitely getting inspiration from this. Sorry you're bored Maigi but keep coming up with things for us to enjoy.

Comment by Mayatairy on January 27, 2009

Amazing works :-)
Thank you fr sharing!

Comment by Maigi on January 27, 2009

About bringing to attention - I don't know any more is it a good or bad thing. I'm so obsessed by all kind of copycats stories, but I hope I don't do any harm with my blog. Because this guy really deserves the credit, and he is a really good example to learn from, and I hope hard to copy. :)

Comment by Bradcalkins on January 27, 2009

Impressive! Thanks for bringing his portfolio to our attention...

Comment by Marpit on January 27, 2009

Wow !!!! There's much to learn from him.

Comment by Charlydamart on January 27, 2009

Wow! Amazing!!!

Comment by Creativei on January 27, 2009

Thanks for the input, really a great pf Mr. Hiroshi Ichikawa has, and thanks Maigi for the research.

Comment by Rebeccaosborn on January 27, 2009

Thanks for the tips, i had not come across his portfolio before, i'll be sure to have a good look through it for some fresh inspiration!

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Photo credits: Hiroshi Ichikawa.

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