Profotos Staff Evaluation:
The outstanding nature portfolio
of George Stocking stood out to our staff as one which includes
all of the fundamentals, which are necessary for a top notch
nature/landscape portfolio. Among these essential fundamentals
are: use of lighting; use of color; overall composition of the
scene; medium (6x7cm / 4"x5"); camera angle, and several
others. All of these elements must be working together to produce
outstanding images, as those in the portfolio of George Stocking.
Our staff especially enjoyed the beautiful contrasts which
George employs in several of the images in his portfolio. Take
for example, the image on this page. In this image, we see very
good use of "complementary contrast", as well as ingenious
lighting and composition. The contrast in this scene is created
by the vibrant yellow aspens in the foreground, which "pop"
off of the image, when compared to the drab brown of the background.
Along with this contrast, we also see a great use of the triad
with a nice balance of yellow in the trees with the blue of the
sky. This is a great example of the nature of the American Southwest!
It is not everyday that we enjoy browsing the portfolio of
an image master like George Stocking. His understanding of his
subject goes a long way in his perfect renderings of its form.
The American Southwest is a hot-bed for professional photographers
and George has proven that he can compete with the best of them
(he is one of the best :). Check out the portfolio of this nature
image master and stand in awe of the inspiring beauty of nature.