Author: Christina Harman

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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Mastering Your Off-Camera Flash

When you think of off-camera flash photography, studios and portraiture probably come to mind. But you may be surprised to learn that you can use your flash to shoot nature or landscape photography as well. One of the most common challenges that landscape photographers face is the issue of lighting. When you’re out in nature, you don’t exactly have control over the type of lighting in your images –especially when you find yourself on-location during less-than-optimal lighting situations.

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Capturing Macros in Nature

Macro photography is a fun and unique niche –and it makes a great change of pace from your usual landscape images. With macros, you can gain access to a hidden world of detail; and have the chance to showcase it in all of its beauty! These close-ups are a great chance to capture those small, miniscule gems that would otherwise be overlooked.

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