How to Avoid Light Leaks in Long Exposures

Long exposures can be a lot of fun when you are shooting a landscape. They allow for a few different effects which are really useful. The first is motion blur, in which you can make the sky or a flowing water source appear like a smooth ribbon across your image. It can even make the stars into white lines which move across the sky, or turn moving people and vehicles into blurs of colour and light. The second is to allow more light into the sensor, which means you can capture a clearer image even when there is not much light to speak of.

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How to Use Low-key Monochrome Landscape Photography

Low-key monochrome is a type of black and white photography which has fallen a little out of use since the days of film. Despite that, it is still a very effective style which can make a huge difference to your shots. It can be very dramatic and moody, and when matched with the right scene, can turn your work into that of a master photographer.

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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 Find Amazing Landscape Shots by Renting an RV

Has the travel bug bitten you recently? Looking to find the best places to shoot landscape photography for your blog? If you answered “Yes” to either of those questions, you’re in the right place. We’ll be discussing how to rent an RV to stay in beautiful landscapes so you can photograph to your heart’s content right from your front doorstep! 

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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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