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Author: Rhiannon D'Averc

Why Shooting on Rail Tracks is too Dangerous to Attempt

How many times have you seen a shot of a model posed on railway tracks, capturing that sense of departure and romance, creating a moody or wild look? The fact that this is such a common type of shot to find in a portrait photographer’s portfolio is one good reason why you shouldn’t bother yourself with it. But there are plenty of landscape photographers who try for this kind of shot, too, and we often shoot the same locations as many others before us. For that reason, we tend to be less leery about trying to find something ‘new’ and unique, and more aware of creating a great shot.

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How to Photograph Landscapes from Inside a Moving Vehicle

Photographing landscapes is usually best done on a trip. Whether you go overseas or explore your home country, you will be able to find new and exciting destinations and vistas that you have never seen before. A road trip is an even better chance to grab some new scenes. You will cover far more distance, which means opportunities abound. But when you’re on a tight schedule, there isn’t always time to capture all of the shots that you want by getting out of the vehicle and setting up the camera.

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Glass Filters vs Resin Filters: Which is Best?

When it comes to setting up your equipment, you have a lot of choices to make. Do you go Nikon or Canon? What type of lenses should you start off with? One of the other choices that need to be made is what kind of filter you use. Actually, this is a series of different choices: neutral density? Coloured filters? Graduated? Ultra-violet? Infra-red? There are so many things to think about, and that’s before you even get into the fact that you can pick up your filters in either glass or resin.

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What to Photograph in Death Valley

Death Valley is as formidable a place as the name suggests. People die here from overexposure to the heat, particularly runners or those who are not prepared by bringing enough water and wearing protective clothing. It’s also a place with extreme settings. When the heat of the summer dies away, it gives way to extreme cold – and the scenery transforms with each change, too. There are heights and depths, extreme dryness along with the other phenomena, and tarmac roads stretching between areas of almost untouched nature.

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What to Photograph in Greece

If you are planning a trip to Greece, no doubt you will want to bring your camera along to take advantage of your temporary location. But there’s a big difference between vacation snapshots and professional landscape photography – and often it’s all about the ‘what’, not just the ‘how’. Here’s a list of some of the key points to photograph in Greece – and how you can get a different view to the average tourist that would be more in line with a portfolio.

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Astrological phenomena are always fascinating, as we turn our eyes to something that the vast majority of us will never be able to see except from afar. It’s no wonder, then, that it is also a fascination for many to capture these events with our cameras, especially when something unusual takes place. A lunar eclipse may not be as rare as a solar eclipse, but it can still be a beautiful sight.

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a rare and stunning phenomenon, and can be very exciting to witness. As a photographer, you may be keen to capture it for yourself – especially if you can do so alongside a dramatic landscape or as part of your wider portfolio. However, there are lots of difficulties involved with photographing anything to do with the sun.

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Tips for Creating Emotion in Photographs

More than anything else, the thing that we human beings respond to most is emotion. This is why you will see so many advertising campaigns that feature heart-breaking stories or the cutest puppies and kittens you’ve ever seen. The idea is to make you feel something, which in turn will allow you to engage more fully with the image or video you are looking at.

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How To Steer Clear Of Shutter Shock

If you are using a high-resolution camera, you might find that you are not able to produce images that are as critically sharp as you had expected. Many photographers who have these problems complain of their lenses not being high enough quality, while others might think that the autofocus isn’t working properly.

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