28 Jun '11, 2pm

15 Environmental and Nature Photographers Beautiful #wildlife #nature #landscape #photography

I’m sorry but elevating Ville Miettinen to an equatable level as John Hyde is like comparing a 3-year old’s finger painting to a Van Gogh. HDR photographs are the summer Schwarzenegger blockbuster movies of photography – all flash and shine and pretty colors but very little substance. What I see from Miettinen’s work is he relies on heavy tone mapping and wide angle distortion (the second image of his you posted above is awful). John Hyde in comparison has a keen eye for composition, depth, color and is in my opinion, one of the foremost landscape / nature photographers on the planet. I don’t mean to single out Miettinen, there are TONS of photographers who rely much too heavily on the gimmickry of HDR processing, but this post just happened to single him out. I rather like what Adam Andrearczyk shows in his portfolio because he is at least attempting to create moody, ethe...

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