Author: Tiffany Mueller

Three Shooting Situations Where You Should Be Using Manual Focus

When I first started in photography, I used an old film camera–autofocus wasn’t even an option. Then, like the rest of the world, I switched to a DSLR and it became much more common to use autofocus. At first, I was hesitant to give up manual focus even though, in many instances, autofocus could easily outperform my manual focusing abilities. (I’m a little stubborn, what can I say?)

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Underwater Nature Photography Tips For Beginners

Enjoying a nice afternoon snorkeling in crystal clear water may sound like a fun, relaxing activity to do and, in fact, it is. That is until you decide to introduce your camera into the equation. Then, all of the sudden, your easy breezy day paddling around in the ocean becomes more of a technical task that requires an entirely different set of specialized skills. Luckily, we’re photographers–the challenge is all part of the fun!

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3 Simple Tactics Anyone Can Use to Improve Their Landscape Shots

It can be frustrating to spend countless hours practicing your landscape photography only to be disappointed with the quality of your images. It’s a life long struggle and not one just limited to beginner and amateur photographers. Even the pros go through phases where they feel their images are just missing the mark. The key is to not beat yourself up over it. Rather, study your images with an open eye and try to get to the bottom of what it is about them that just isn’t working.

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Introduction To Shooting Modes And When To Use Them

If you want to make a big impact on the quality of your photography, one of the best things you can do is get to know your camera. Read the manual that came with it, get some hands on practice, and learn as much about it’s capabilities as possible. This includes familiarizing yourself with it’s shooting modes, which is a great jumping off point for new photographers into the world of digital photography.

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Introduction To Black And White Landscape Photography

Though the interest in black and white photography has somewhat eased over the years, it has withheld the test of time and become a classic technique which is still widely used today. Understandably so, considering how great black and white photographs look when they are done well–especially landscape photography.

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How To Overcome Windy Conditions And Still Take Great Landscapes

It’s not uncommon for landscape photographers to encounter some windy conditions on occasion. When the winds aren’t too strong, it’s pretty easy to deal with. But, in some instance the winds can be extremely fierce and it makes getting a decent shot seemingly impossible. Luckily, photographers tend to learn how to make the best of bad situations and wind is no exception. Next time you find yourself shooting in wicked winds, you’ll be armed with the helpful tips below to help you overcome it.

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How To Capture Dynamic Looking Skies In Your Landscape Photography

An interesting sky is almost as important to a landscape photo as the land beneath it. If the sky lacks interest or is improperly exposed, it can take away from the overall quality of the image. So what’s the secret to capturing those stunning and eye catching skies we see in the work of our favorite landscape photographers? While there’s really no secret formula, there are a handful of things we can do. Let’s take a look at some of those techniques.

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