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Bryan Minear’s Challenge

Bryan is a master of vibrant, graphic landscape images. Follow his advice and you could win a fantastic FUJIFILM X-T4 kit

Creator & X-photographer

Bryan Minear

Bryan Minear is a Midwest-based designer, photographer, father, Star Wars nerd, and pizza connoisseur. From a young age Bryan was inspired by Ansel Adams’ ethereal landscape work, which paved the direction he wanted to go as an artist. Bryan’s always showed interests in cameras and technology from a young age, but it wasn’t until college when he started shooting and developing film in the darkroom that he fell in love with the process. In 2015 he decided to pursue fine art photography as a primary creative outlet. Since then he has been shooting landscape, lifestyle, and commercial photography in his free time while still working a job as a Graphic Designer. His goal is to portray atmosphere and emotion through his work.

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A background in graphic design has profoundly influenced Bryan Minear’s approach to landscape photography. By his own admittance, he possesses a ‘crazy design brain’ that obsesses over elements including composition and depth, in much the same way that a designer focuses on shape and form. But going beyond this obvious stylistic connection, there’s also a more mundane bond between the two; his Midwest journey to work opened him up to image-making, with many of his vibrant scenes being made commuting to or from the office.

Unsurprisingly, a Fujifilm camera is never far from Bryan’s side. His X Series journey began with the original X100 and while he uses an interchangeable lens kit on photo-specific trips, an X100V acts as a constant companion.

Watch Bryan’s video (above) to learn more about his approach and get detailed insight into his creative process. You’ll learn how he uses leading lines to create powerful compositions, understand the importance of mood, and gain a greater appreciation of why he considers depth so important in scenic images.

Once you’ve absorbed all his advice, put it into practice and give yourself the chance to win a FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR. Make an image that takes Bryan’s advice on board and upload it using the ‘Enter Now’ button below by 11.59PM (EST) on April 30, 2022. You can also download a PDF with a summary of Bryan’s advice, which is as follows:

1) Composition is everything
2) Find the right mood
3) Add foreground elements

Good luck!

This month’s prize

Upload an image that matches Bryan’s style and you could win a FUJIFILM X-T4 Body with XF16-80mm Lens Kit! Offering a powerful set of features, the X-T4 is a landscape photographer’s dream. Its 26.1-megapixel sensor delivers rich, vibrant colors, while the image stabilization system offers the freedom to create hand-held when others would need a tripod. The body and versatile lens are also weather resistant so you can keep making great images no matter what the conditions.

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Creator & X-photographer

Bryan Minear

Bryan Minear is a Midwest-based designer, photographer, father, Star Wars nerd, and pizza connoisseur. From a young age Bryan was inspired by Ansel Adams’ ethereal landscape work, which paved the direction he wanted to go as an artist. Bryan’s always showed interests in cameras and technology ...

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Want to get a copy of Bryan’s key style points to print out or read offline? Open it here

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