Author: Christina Harman

How to Prevent Lens Flare

At some point you’ve almost certainly encountered lens flare, that bright glaring light that sweeps into photos, causing them to have a blurry, dappled appearance. Lens flare can happen when any bright, non-image forming light from the sun, or another light source hits the front element of your lens. It often appears as a polygonal shape, and is usually accompanied by a haze that lowers the contrast of an image considerably.

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Making the Most of Bad Weather

The phrase “bad weather” is enough to send many photographers running for home.

For many, bad weather is synonymous with bad photography, conjuring up images of dull, gray photos with lackluster compositions. Rain and wind are the type of conditions that most of us don’t want to be out in, let alone shooting in.

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8 Situations When You Should Use Filters

They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and extremely effective –there’s a reason that filters are the go-to accessory of choice for most professional landscape photographers. They may not look like much, but the humble filter can make a real difference in the quality of your photos –helping you to capture images that would otherwise be impossible, or at least difficult to photograph. From polarizers –that can cut through glare and improve the saturation of your colors, to graduated neutral density (GND) filters –that can help to balance out the exposure in your images, and neutral density (ND) filters which can be used to capture silky, soft waves and waterfalls –there’s no shortage of ways that you can use filters to enhance your images.

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Using Reflections in Landscape Photography

Our eyes are naturally drawn to watery landscapes. There’s something special about water, and a reflective surface can dramatically enhance landscape images. During a sunset or sunrise, the dramatic quality of light reflecting off the water can result in some spectacular images.

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Tips for Wildlife Photography

When it comes to landscape photography, wildlife can be a great way to add some extra interest and life to your photos –transforming what could easily be a dull and uninspiring image into an exciting and dramatic shot.

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Photographing Landscapes in All Weather

While we all love to capture beautiful scenes in outstanding weather, the fact is that more often than not, when we’re out with our camera –or presented with an opportunity to capture some landscapes, we find ourselves shooting in conditions that may be less-than-ideal.

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7 Tips for Focusing on Fine Details in Your Landscape Photography

For landscape photographers, it’s easy to focus on the bigger and more spectacular elements –such as looming mountain ranges or the sweeping vistas –and overlook the small, yet important details. Often, though, these fine details are exactly what are needed to take your images up a notch. Incorporating fine details into your landscape photography is an excellent way to anchor your compositions, and some context to your photos, and create some spectacularly beautiful images.

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Guide to Blue Hour Photography

Most photographers are well aware of the golden hour, that spectacular time early in the morning or just before sunset when the sun casts a soft, golden light over everything, illuminating the scene in a dramatic way.

But few are aware of the blue hour, and the impact that this time of day can have on images. The blue hour is the period of twilight that occurs twice a day –in the morning just before sunrise, and at night just after sunset.

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