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Author: Christina Harman

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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Working With Full Sun

While the harsh, midday sun is something that most photographers run from like the plague, the truth is, you don’t have to pack up and call it a day when the sun comes out! As much as shooting with full sun seems to go against your better judgment, there are plenty of ways to work around the challenges in order to create some amazing images.

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Photographing the Moon

The moon is perhaps one of the most photographed subjects there is, but if you’ve ever tried your hand at moon photography, then you know that capturing the moon isn’t as easy as it might seem. You don’t have to wait until the next blue moon or eclipse to get some great moon shots, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the moon on ordinary nights; regardless of how full, how bright, or how blue the moon may be.

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Tips for Using Polarizers Effectively

Chances are you’ve seen those amazing images before. Deep blue skies, with soft white clouds that seem to pop out from the background. Or images featuring beautifully saturated colors, especially those taken just after the rain. There’s a good chance that those images were taken while using a polarizing filter!

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Choosing The Best Cameras for Landscape Photography in 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, a landscape photographer –or someone who enjoys doing a little bit of everything when it comes to capturing amazing images, you need a camera that will work for you. But choosing the right camera can be difficult. While any photography enthusiast today is fortunate to have an extensive range of options to choose from, the downside of this is that it can make the selection process a bit more challenging as well.

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Tips for Taking Beautiful Summertime Landscape Photos

Summertime is here –and for some, it might seem like the time to pause your photography efforts. With the harsh sun, dark shadows, early sunrises, and even later sunsets, it can often be difficult to get the images you want –during the timeframe you want. It can also be challenging to capture amazing landscapes when you have to contend with harsh lighting conditions and dark shadows. But while it’s true that summer is a time to relax and enjoy life, it doesn’t mean you have to pack up your photography.

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7 Tips for Taking Great Landscape Photos in Midday Light

Generally, most of us tend to avoid shooting in the midday sun. Noon is when the sun’s rays are at their brightest and harshest, resulting in lighting that can be challenging to work with. Additionally, with the bright sun comes harsh shadows, and plenty of contrast; resulting in images that are often overexposed and blown out.

But while shooting in the midday sun may not always be ideal, sometimes we don’t really have a choice! We can’t always find ourselves on-location during the morning or late afternoon golden hours, and being able to work with the midday sun can help you to walk away with some amazing shots that you would have otherwise missed out on. Additionally, there are some exciting photo opportunities to be had in bright lighting conditions that are different than what’s found at any other time of day.

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