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Five Awesome Summer Landscape Photography Ideas – Photography Article

[ad_1] Summertime can be a bit tricky for landscape photographers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great shots during the warm weather. This excellent video shows you five great landscape photo ideas for summer. Coming to you from Mark Denney, this video details five great ideas for summertime landscape photography. Landscape photographers often lament the arrival of summer, as despite the nice weather, it can actually be the least visually interesting of the four seasons. That being said, that…

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Apps That Will Add a New Level of Intelligence to Your Photographs. – Photography Article

[ad_1] If you’ve ever wondered what plant is in the foreground of your last magical landscape image, there’s a few apps out there that can help. Those apps can also keep you from trampling rare and endangered species and habitat to get that epic Instagram shot, and along the way you’ll end up learning a few Latin names… maybe.The first app I use the most and can identify countless species of plants and animals is iNaturalist. The built in artificial…

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Use an Interesting Foreground for Your Landscape Photo – Photography Article

[ad_1] When photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens, you probably want something in the foreground, to give the photo some extra depth. It can make your landscape photo more interesting to look at. Just make sure your foreground subject is interesting enough. There are a few ingredients that make a good landscape photo. Good light is obvious, perhaps even the most important of all. But also a good composition with leading lines and an interesting location can make or break a photo. We…

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What Can You Accomplish With a Barebones DSLR? – Photography Article

[ad_1] Professional photography gear has become good enough to handle almost any situation you can throw at it. But how about budget gear? This great video takes a look at how far you can push a basic DSLR and kit lens and if it can stand up to the demands of a professional photographer.  Coming to you from DP Review and featuring Nigel Danson, this awesome video follows Danson as he works with a Canon SL3 DSLR and kit lens. The SL3…

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Summer Is Not as Bad as You Think for Landscape Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] Summer has a bad rep among landscape photographers for being the worst season for photographing landscapes. However, as with everything else, it is not that black and white. In his latest video, English landscape photographer Nigel Danson shows how he uses summer to his advantage. The main point is to go scouting and preparing for autumn and winter, where conditions are usually a bit more interesting. What you need to think about and have in mind when you scout is…

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Shooting High-Res Thermal Photos of Iceland to Show Nature at Work – Photography Article

[ad_1] A computer vision engineer by day and photographer by night, I never take the path most traveled, especially when it comes to imaging technology. Thermal cameras are one of the most interesting types of cameras, and while they are widely used in industrial, scientific, and military applications, they are largely untouched and unknown to the general public. Thermal cameras aren’t your average infrared camera, which sees light in the 0.8-1.7 micron range of wavelengths, depending on the sensor technology.…

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Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization – Photography Article

[ad_1] One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.Pre-Visualization is seeing an image in your mind, what does that really mean? That means thinking about an image all the way through…

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Extreme Angles Assignment Winner Tom Elenbaas – Photography Article

[ad_1] By Staff Published July 10, 2019 Congratulations to Tom Elenbaas for winning the recent Extreme Angles Assignment with the image, “Secret Slick Rock Sunset.” See more of Tom Elenbaas work at www.tomelenbaas.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the image gallery below. And check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Secret Slick Rock Sunset” By Tom Elenbaas “There’s an area in Sedona, Arizona, known as ‘Secret Slick Rock,’” says Elenbaas. “While it…

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Three Tips for Photographing in Very Wet Conditions – Photography Article

[ad_1] It is hard to photograph in both rain and around waterfalls. Here are five tips on how to get the shot. Have you ever photographed in rain or around waterfalls with a lot of water spray in the air, not to mention along the coast with sea spray? One thing is to compose your photo and nailing the settings, another is to not ruin your camera or having water all over the front element. Tip 1: Bring the Right…

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Why This Photographer No Longer Uses Sliders to Edit His Images – Photography Article

[ad_1] There is a veritable plethora of ways to edit any image, and each method has its own benefits and drawbacks. This interesting videos discusses why one photographer chose to stop editing using sliders, instead relying solely on local adjustments.  Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this fascinating video follows him as he discusses why he edits his images solely with local adjustments now. While this may take a bit longer, I find it to be quite the intriguing method.…

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A Helpful Tutorial on Finding Compositions in Landscape Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] There are many difficult aspects of landscape photography, but perhaps one of the trickiest to master is the art of composition. This helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for finding and refining compositions in landscape photography. Coming to you from Gary Gough, this great video will show you how to find better compositions in landscape photography and how to carefully fine-tune them to improve your work. Composition is a particularly tricky subject. Whereas you can objectively…

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Use Your Photographic Skills in Another Genre and Test How Good You Really Are – Photography Article

[ad_1] Is it possible to transfer whatever you have learned in one genre of photography to another? In my latest video, I visit tulip field. Beside the classic vista photo of the converging rows of tulips, flower photography is far from what I usually do. I mainly focus on the big epic vistas from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, so trying something new was both refreshing and interesting. I believe the basic visual aesthetics and tools you use for composing…

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What to Do When You Just Don’t Have Anything Worth Photographing – Photography Article

[ad_1] Have you ever made the effort to go out and look for something beautiful to photograph, only to find that it just wasn’t happening for you? Like many of us, Steve O’Nions has, and instead of just chalking it up to failure, he tells us why it’s ok to not get it every now and then. Let’s face it: some days, we just don’t feel it. The lighting, the landscape, the weather, the sky; sometimes it just isn’t working…

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Helpful Tips for Landscape Photography at Longer Focal Lengths – Photography Article

[ad_1] When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of wide angle lenses for the majority of shots, but there’s more to life than just shorter focal lengths. This helpful video will give you some great tips for creating landscape images with longer focal length lenses. Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video offers some insight on how to shoot landscape photos with telephoto lenses. Most landscape photography is shot with wide angle lenses, as these give the…

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Seven Helpful Landscape Photography Composition Tips – Photography Article

[ad_1] Good composition is one of the subtler and trickier aspects of landscape photography, and it goes far beyond just memorizing a few heuristic guides such as the rule of thirds. This excellent video will give you seven advanced composition tips to improve your landscape photos. Coming to you from Photo Tom, this excellent video discusses seven tips to improve the compositions of your landscape photos. Composition is often the trickiest part to master, as it’s a bit nebulous and…

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Photographer Jack Dykinga Celebrates 100 Years of Grand Canyon National Park – Photography Article

[ad_1] 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of The Grand Canyon’s designation as a National Park, but for Arizona resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Jack Dykinga, that’s not the only milestone to celebrate this year. For Dykinga, this summer also marks the 5th anniversary of his life-saving double lung transplant. Both occasions are being celebrated in the summer-long exhibition Jack Dykinga: The Grand Canyon National Park (1919-2019) at Tucson, Arizona’s Etherton Gallery. The Grand Canyon has played a significant role in…

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Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing? – Photography Article

[ad_1] My colleague Ryan Mense just gave us the announcement from Topaz about their new AI based filters called Topaz Adjust AI, and I wanted to give them a try. I’m always conflicted about AI in photography, preferring to make my own adjustments. On the other hand, AI is getting better, and can sometimes give you a starting place from which you can adjust more. It also can draw new photographers into the beginnings of serious editing, and if these AI…

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Seven Myths About Landscape Photography That Might Be Holding You Back – Photography Article

[ad_1] There are lots of myths out there about photography that can end up holding you back if you listen to them, and it’s important to avoid falling prey to them. This great video discusses seven such myths in landscape photography and sets the record straight on what it’s really like. Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this excellent video discusses seven myths surrounding landscape photography and how to avoid allowing them to hold you back. Of the myths, the…

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The Best Locations for Landscapes Photos May Be Just Around the Corner – Photography Article

[ad_1] Have you taken beautiful landscape photos at Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, or Iceland? Or perhaps you only dream about trips to these breathtaking locations. Don’t worry; perhaps the best landscape photo you will ever shoot is in your home town, just around the corner. I must admit; I love to visit Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, and in my case the French Auvergne where I am hosting my masterclasses. These places give me the opportunity to shoot some amazing landscapes that I won’t find at…

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So Many Photographers Make This Mistake. Are You One of Them? – Photography Article

[ad_1] We all make mistakes. They are part of the learning process, and if we want to improve, we have to accept that we’ll make plenty of them. Photographers are no different, but there’s one big mistake I see so many photographers make time and time again, yet it’s so avoidable. If you want to improve at something, be it photography, or tennis, or driving, or drawing, then theory and practice are the two cornerstones you must focus on. Personally,…

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Advice For Composing Mountain Landscape Photographs – Photography Article

[ad_1] Get a behind the scenes look at photographing mountain landscapes in this video brought to you by Alex Nail Photography,  Based in Bristol, England, Nail is a full-time landscape photographer. In 2017, the photographer won the mountain category in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards with his image, “Uxatindar in Iceland.” Also in 2017, Nail became the runner-up in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. In addition to landscape photography, Nail shoots and creates time-lapse films…

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Use the Basic Human Aesthetic of Symmetry to Improve Your Composition – Photography Article

[ad_1] Symmetry is a basic aesthetic that you can use to greatly improve your composition and attention of the photo. In this article, I dive into different ways you can use symmetry in your photos. From a geometric point of view, symmetry occurs when an object or shape can be divided into two or more identical pieces, which are arranged in an organized fashion. To human perception, symmetry gives a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. As such,…

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Some Helpful Dos and Don’ts in Landscape Photography – Photography Article

[ad_1] Landscape photography is a unique genre full of its own challenges and difficulties, but it can also be highly rewarding and even meditative. This helpful video discusses several dos and don’ts of landscape photography to improve both your work and your experience. Coming to you from First Man Photography, this great video discusses some helpful dos and don’ts of landscape photography. Of the many great points, perhaps the most salient for me was not obsessing about location. It can…

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How to Use a Polarizing Filter – Photography Article

[ad_1] The polarizing filter is an essential part of the landscape photographer’s tool kit. It can make a huge difference to the final photo. However, there are a few things to be aware of. In my latest video, I visit the oldest the town in Denmark. Here I wanted to photograph the cathedral towering up above the small houses. I went there during a morning with a lot of haze in the air. With the sun 90 degrees to the…

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Photographing the Milky Way From an Airplane? – Photography Article

[ad_1] If someone said that you could shoot the milky way right out of a plane window, what would your first thoughts be? Would you say given the right time and location it’s possible, or would you say no way without a tripod? Landscape and adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj recently shared an image of the milky way as viewed from his window seat on a plane. Apparently, the image was very well received and sparked a bit of a debate about…

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Shooting Landscapes in Bad Weather – Photography Article

[ad_1] Do you ever go out photographing landscapes when the weather isn’t that great? I think most photographers prefer a sunset with intense colors and playful clouds. But perhaps you should try bad weather for a change. We all love pictures of sunsets or sunrises, with a beautiful sky full of wonderful colors and clouds. And it is true, sunsets and sunrises can be amazing. I know a lot of landscape photographers that prefer to shoot these kind of images,…

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Practicing Patience and Focusing on the Image – Photography Article

[ad_1] When it costs nothing extra to mash down on the shutter button of a digital camera, it can be easy to fall into the trap of shooting anything and everything, sometimes at the expense of really honing our eyes and finding truly special compositions. This great video follows a photographer as he deliberately and methodically finds an image that was worth waiting for.  Coming to you from Steve O’Nions, this great video follows him as he takes a morning stroll through…

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Stranded in the Forest? Simple Tips for Photographing Nature Safely – Photography Article

[ad_1] Recently, a hiker in Hawaii ended up lost in the forest for 17 days, highlighting the danger behind even short hikes. There are a number of simple things that nature photographers can do to stay safe in nature. That specific news story highlighted a few common misconceptions about good practices when it comes to the outdoors, including what to bring and what to do. What to Bring The essentials will vary based on where you’re going and how long you…

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Shooting Long Exposures in the Arctic Circle – Photography Article

[ad_1] If you had the opportunity to visit the somewhere in the Arctic Circle, what sorts of images would you hope to shoot while traveling? If long exposures cross your mind then this one’s for you. Brought to you via First Man Photography, this video chronicles a bit of his experience while shooting imagery in the arctic. Anytime that a photographer finds themselves with water nearby, the possibility of longer exposure imagery is often worth the time to give it…

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500px Blog » » This week in Editors’ Choice: Expressions of tenderness – Photography Article

[ad_1] Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week’s curation highlights motion blur and soft waves, tender expressions and embraces, and more visual themes. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. Check out which photos are catching our eyes today in Editors’ Choice! Not on 500px yet? Sign up here to explore… [ad_2]This is only a…

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