PODCAST 119: Enrico Fossati | Landscape Photography Tips in Italy & Getting Inspired by Painters

PODCAST 119: Enrico Fossati | Landscape Photography Tips in Italy & Getting Inspired by Painters | PATREON ONLY

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Our Guest – Enrico Fossati

Today we are joined by Enrico Fossati all the way from Italia! A land I have a true love for and feel myself longing to return to all the time!

In this episode we are also joined by my father acting as my co-host who also helps me with any Italian translation.

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Bucket Lists

We begin the episode hearing Enrico’s bucket list locations and to no surprise he ALSO can’t wait until he can get out to New Zealand! A bucket list location for seemingly ALL photographers! 😀 

Enrico recommends to us the Val d’Aosta area of the Italian and French Alps for a location that we all add to OUR bucket lists if we are interested in a dynamic, more wild version of the Dolomites in Italy. And he describes many locations in Italy that we all should practice our hand at landscape photography on even though they can be certainly over photographed by all tourists who go there. 

Bad Weather is the Best Weather

In the second half of this episode, Enrico shares with us a story of a crazy weather day that he must seek refuge from the thunder and lightning. He finds himself in a position to capture his most famous image – a shot inspired by his love of the Lord of the Rings city of Rivendell.

Throughout the podcast, Enrico  recommends to us two artists that inspire his work: John Howe who did the Conceptual Design for Lord of the Rings. You can see some of his work here. And Albert Bierstadt who is famous for paintings of famous landscapes from the United States. 

Think About Shooting any Time of Day

His final recommendation to us, is to know the area and learn the times when the light is best. Not everywhere is “best” to capture around sunrise or sunset so that can’t be an automatic thought as a Landscape Photographer. You need to come back often and experience the area. If you are in a location you don’t have more than a day or two there, arrive early so you have 6+ hours to experience the area and you might just find that the harsher mid-day light is the best light for that landscape and offers you wondrous opportunities to create a composition you will never forget!

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Enrico Fossati’s Contact Information:

Website: https://www.enricofossati.it/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enrico.fossati/?hl=it
500PX: https://500px.com/efossati
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enricofossatiphotography/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/efossati/

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