Author: Christina Harman

10 Tips to Improve Your Photography

Whether you are an experienced photographer or just starting out, the truth is there’s always room to grow your skillset and improve your photography. This is certainly the case when it comes to landscape photography. From harsh weather conditions to challenging environments –not to mention the difficulties of working with quickly changing lighting conditions –there are a plenty of variables and a lot to consider when you’re out with your camera. When it comes to landscapes, it can be difficult to capture amazing images; ones that are in line with your artistic vision.

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Your Camera’s Basics

If you are just starting out in photography or getting used to your DSLR, it can be tricky to know where to start. With so many dials, buttons, and modes, what do you do first? Where do you begin and how can you go about using your camera to get the best results? Each DSLR comes with a selection of modes and options that are designed to help you capture the best images possible –but of course, that will depend on how well you’re able to use them!

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Tips for Using an ND Filter

Don’t believe the rumors –ND filters are not becoming obsolete! These filters can be a great tool for any landscape photographer –allowing you to capture striking images in lighting conditions where long exposures wouldn’t normally be possible. ND filters can help control the exposure in your photography, allowing you to shoot with a higher aperture, or slower shutter speed, without risking an under or overexposed image. That’s not something that can be replicated in post-processing!

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Simple Tips for Capturing Artistic Images Like a Pro

Are you looking to take your photography hobby to the next level? Do you want to get the most out of your surroundings and add an abstract flair to your photography? Learning to capture artistic images is a fantastic way to make the most out of your surroundings. It is also one of the best ways that any aspiring photographer can start out in photography.

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Capturing Mist and Fog

Nothing adds a sense of mystery and drama to a landscape quite like a misty morning. The heavy fog that arrives seemingly out of nowhere can completely transform a landscape; giving an entirely different feel to even familiar locations. While it’s easy to shy away from different lighting conditions, learning to work with mist and fog can help you to capture some truly spectacular images –ones with an ethereal, almost otherworldly feel to them. If you’re willing to venture out early and make the most of the fleeting morning light, here are a few tips that can help you capture all of the beauty of a foggy morning.

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Tips for Capturing Spectacular Sky Photos

When you think of adding some extra drama or flair to your photography, incorporating the sky might not be the first thing that comes to mind –but perhaps it should be! Looking to incorporate more sky into your landscape images can be a great way to add a sense of drama, excitement, and beauty to your images. We all know that a beautiful sunrise can make for a photogenic feature, but the truth is there are plenty of exciting opportunities to capture amazing images of the sky –and not just at sunset.

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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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