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Author: Rhiannon D'Averc

How to Analyse your Own Photography Work

Looking back at your own work and thinking about it in a critical way is very difficult for most people. The reason behind this is that we’re often simply too close to the images to be able to see them like an impartial outsider. However, there are ways that you can successfully analyse your work, training yourself to see what is good about it and what could be improved. Here are some tips to use to look at your work in a new light.

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The Power of Monochrome in Landscape Photography

Monochrome is a tool that often divides opinions. Some people think that photography is only truly worthwhile or notable when the hallowed tones of black and white are used, whether on film or through manipulation of digital images. Others believe that monochrome is old hat – a fad used only by amateurs and old photographers who can’t let go of the past. So, where does monochrome stand with landscape photography? The truth is that, like any technique, you could use, monochrome works when it works – and when used incorrectly, it doesn’t.

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Finding your Unique Viewpoint

As a photographer, your viewpoint is very important. It’s not just how you see the world, but also what you show the world – as your viewpoint will influence every photograph that you take. When you first start out, you probably don’t have a well-developed viewpoint, and you may change your style often. As you develop your skills, however, you will also be training your eye. This is how you find your unique viewpoint and bring it to the forefront.

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5 Steps to Prepping Your Photos for Printing

We are used to keeping everything digital these days, but there’s still a lot to be said for being able to hold a physical photograph in your hands. Prints are great for hanging on walls, giving as gifts, selling, and even entering into exhibitions. But how do you get your photos ready for printing? Follow this guide to get started.

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7 Tips For Photographing Facing the Sun

Generally speaking, the advice that we would give is to try to avoid photographing into the sun. Instead, it’s usually better to turn and face the other way, taking advantage of the strong light. On the other hand, sometimes having the sun right in front of you can create an interesting effect – and it might be just what your landscape photograph needs. And if so, here’s how to deal with the challenge of photographing into the sun.

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Landscape Photography: What To Photograph When

When you’re planning to photograph a location, how do you plan your day? It’s important to know when the best times are to photograph any given subject. If you don’t know what the weather and lighting situations are going to be like, there’s a good chance that you will hit exactly the wrong time. Follow these guidelines to get better photographs simply by choosing what to shoot at what time.

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4 Tips for Building an Effective Landscape Photography Portfolio

Landscape photography is just like all other forms of photography: to be a professional, you really need to build up an effective portfolio. Your portfolio website showcases the very best of your work, and demonstrates to potential clients what you are capable of. For this reason, you need to work hard on making it as strong as possible – allowing you to take on more projects and win more jobs in future. Here’s how to build it from nothing to something you can be proud of.

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9 Safety Tips for Landscape and Nature Photographers

With any kind of job, there are always health and safety issues that might come up. Many of them may not even be obvious until you really think about it. As a photographer, particularly if you work freelance, there is often no managerial structure in place to warn you about hazards and stop you from working in an unsafe manner. Follow these safety tips to ensure that you keep yourself safe even as you take your landscape or nature photographs.

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Using Fast Shutter Speeds With Landscape and Nature Photography

You’ve probably read a lot about using a slow shutter speed to capture nature and landscapes in a way that looks fantastic. Stars streaking across the sky, rivers and streams in full flow, and many other natural phenomena look great at a slow shutter speed. But when might you want to dial it up instead? These are the best ways to use fast shutter speeds to create a striking effect.

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