Author: Rhiannon D'Averc

Ghosting and Lens Flare 101

Ghosting and lens flare are artefacts that may appear in your images when you are shooting directly towards the sun, or when it is positioned at a particular angle. It can be affected by a large number of variables, such as the type of lens and filter you are using, whether you have a lens hood, the time of day, the settings on your camera, the angle of the sun, your focal length, and even whether or not you have dust on or inside your lens.

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How the ‘Double the Distance’ Method is Done

When taking landscape photographs, you normally want to have sharpness across the full range of the image. That is to say, the objects in the background should be as sharp as the objects in the foreground. This allows you to capture a wider scope of the scene, creating something closer to what your eyes can see. But how can you achieve this? The ‘double the distance’ method is one trick that might come in handy.

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How to Get the Most Out of a Photo Safari

Going on a photo safari is a bucket list item for many people, especially those who have an interest in photography in the first place. As a landscape photographer, the appeal for you will be twofold: both the majestic wild animals who may stalk across your lens, and the magnificent views of these exotic landscapes. Whether you choose to go to a national park or a private reserve, a photo safari will give you the opportunity to capture nature first-hand as you never have before.

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6 Tips for Photographing Sand Dunes

Sand dunes can create very interesting images, particularly when using their shapes and heavy contrast against the sky to create an almost abstract photograph. They are a great subject to include in your portfolio, and there always seems to be a good level of demand for this kind of shot on stock sites. For that reason, you might want to try mastering them.

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Safety Tips for Photographing a Mountain Climb

Mountain climbing can be a dangerous pursuit, particularly if you are aiming for some of the higher peaks in the world. The higher your altitude gets, the more chance there is of you coming down with a sickness or losing certain bodily functions. When coupled with extreme cold, this can present unique challenges which are not present in any other locations.

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Five Tips for Photographing Clouds

Taking photographs of landscapes requires a number of different elements to come together in a satisfactory way. One element is your foreground, while the other may often include elements of the scene that stretch to a distant horizon line in the background. You will also often have to contend with a skyscape, which means learning how to photograph clouds.

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Why should You Give Away Stock Photos for Free?

Stock photography can be lucrative, so long as you manage to hit the right notes that will end in sales. In fact, some photographers can make a good living just from doing stock, and nothing else. But there are also a growing number of stock sites which give away images for free. So, why should you consider doing this when you’re trying to make a living? Here are some thoughts that might give you an idea.

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Tips for More Enjoyable Photoshop Process

Using Photoshop can be tedious and frustrating, especially when you’re still learning how everything works. Even when you’ve settled into more of a routine and know how to get things done, there are still times when you probably feel just bored or tired of doing the same edits over and over. Here’s how to make the whole process of post-production more enjoyable with some simple Photoshop tips you may not have tried yet.

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The Most-Bought Landscape Stock Ideas

If you’re aiming to make money from your landscape photography, then selling stock is an excellent option that you may not have maximized yet. Stock images can be bought at a low price for single usage, or they can be bought at a higher price for exclusive rights, whichever feels best to you. All of your efforts might go to waste if you’re not capturing the right images for the market, however. Here are some of the best-selling ideas for landscape stock photography, based on the images that have been bought most often in the landscape category. Rising sun,...

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10 Places to Photograph in Utah

Utah is a great place to head for photography, with plenty of opportunities across the state for picture-perfect moments. Photographers enjoy the wild landscapes as well as the animals which call the natural areas their home, as well as the potential for impressive sunsets and sunrises. Here are ten places you will want to head to if you’re ready to head out on a photographic trip.

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