Author: Christina Harman

Photographing Wildlife

Whether you are photographing birds in your own backyard or lions and elephant on safari –one thing is certain: patience is the name of the game when it comes to capturing amazing wildlife images. Unlike other forms of photography, where you usually have time to reposition yourself or adjust your settings to create the image that you’re looking for –when it comes to wildlife photography, there’s a lot that’s out of your control.

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Tips for Generating Beautiful Bokeh

Bokeh! You’ve no doubt heard the word before and maybe even seen some lurking in the background in some of your images. But bokeh –those out-of-focus spheres of light that appear in the background or in some cases –the foreground of your images doesn’t have to be left to chance! There are plenty of ways that you can incorporate bokeh into your images –intentionally, using it to enhance your photos –and add some flair to your shots.

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Black and White Landscapes

Color’s wonderful, but there’s something truly spectacular about a good black and white landscape. Timeless and striking, black and white images have a unique flair and distinctive artistic beauty all their own. Part of the appeal of black and white is that the absence of color helps to narrow your focus onto the other aspects of the image.

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Lightroom: Cropping, Straightening, White Balance, and Adding Vignettes

Lightroom is one of the most powerful and well-known post-processing tools available today! However, the downside to all of the features, options, dials, and buttons –is that it can be tricky to use –especially when you’re first getting started. If you’re new to Lightroom and are looking for some a good place to start, this tutorial’s for you! In it, we’ll take a look at four simple processes that you can follow that will take you through the steps of cropping, straightening, adjusting the white balance, and adding vignettes to your images.

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Lightroom – An Introduction for Beginners

Almost every photography enthusiast today has heard of Lightroom –Adobe’s photo editing program that lets you make both small –and significant adjustments to your images. But while you’ve most likely heard of it, you may not have taken the plunge and invested in it yet. Or maybe you have signed up, but you just haven’t had much success so far.

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Enhancing the Colors in Your Images

When it comes to landscapes, color is something that’s often overlooked.
For landscapes, it’s easy to feel like the colors that are in a scene are largely out of our control. But while it’s true that you can’t transform a lackluster landscape into a composition that’s full of color and beauty, there’s still a lot that you can do to incorporate more color into your images.

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Tips for Capturing Storms

While many people prefer to shoot when the weather’s pleasant and the skies are blue, experienced landscape photographers know that storms can present the perfect opportunity to capture some dramatic and powerful images! As the old saying goes, “Bad weather makes for good photography.” And storms often create spectacular conditions to photograph.

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Tips for Planning a Landscape Photography Outing

As any photographer knows, good images are often the result of careful planning.
While it’s true that sometimes the best images are indeed spontaneous, planning ahead does have some clear advantages. By planning ahead, you’ll know when to go –and where to go, and what type of gear to bring along; helping to increase your chances of creating some eye-catching images. Additionally, if there’s a particular type of image that you have in mind, planning ahead will give you the best shot at capturing it!

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Capturing Beautiful Golden Hour Photos

Regardless of what type of photographer you are, or how long you’ve been shooting –there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term “golden hour” before –maybe you’ve even shot during this time of day. In the photography world, golden hour is considered to be one of the best times of day to take photos –whether they’re landscapes, nature shots, macros, or portraits. During golden hour; that time of day just after sunrise and again just before sunset, the sun is much lower in the sky, resulting in softer, gentler lighting.

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Adding More Color to Your Images

When it comes to landscape and nature photography, the right use of color can take a composition from average to spectacular; helping you to bring your images to life! But with landscapes, sometimes it can be difficult to capture images with the colors that we’re looking for. Sure, the world is awash in colors, especially when nature’s concerned, but creating a composition that features the right use of color; that can sometimes be a challenge!

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