What Aperture Setting Should I Use?

If you’re a beginner photographer you might be wondering what’s the best aperture to use when you shoot, say a portrait, or a landscape. Well, as with all camera settings, choosing the aperture settings largely depends on what you’re shooting and what you want to achieve. You’ve seen portrait photos with sharp subjects with completely blurred, out-of-focus background and you’re wondering how you yourself could achieve this effect and make the subject pop. Or you might be interested in landscape and nightscape photography where you need everything up to infinity to be sharp and in focus.

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Tips for Taking Landscape Photos that Sell

Landscape photos are some of the most common images you will see in galleries and other places that sell images. Even the wall art section of your local department store will have a large number of landscape photos. They are innately appealing, but why? What are the reasons these images tend to do well and how can we take our own landscape photos to sell? Let’s have a look at some important tricks of the trade.

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Interview with Landscape Photographer Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson is a photographer from the Seattle area. His portfolio is full of amazing photos from the western United States, as well as some other locations, like Iceland. I recently had the opportunity to interview Trevor and ask him some questions about his work. Throughout the interview you’ll also see some of Trevor’s photos, for your own inspiration.

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Macro Photography 101

Macro photography is the art of not only the close-up but the extreme close-up as well. In this style, we use precision aperture control and sometimes specialized gear to take minute details and make them loom large in our digital sights. Let’s explore how to take sharp, stunning close-ups of a variety of subjects together.

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6 Tips for Using People in Your Landscape Photos

While landscape photography and portraiture can seem to be very separate fields, the truth is that they can easily overlap. One of the most compelling ways to tell the story of a landscape is to show humans in context. If you struggle to add people to your landscape images effectively, or you have never tried it before, these tips will help you take it to the next level.

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Interview with Landscape Photographer Liam McClean

Liam McClean is a photographer from Northern Ireland that specializes in landscapes and nature photos from his local area. As you’ll see in his photos showcased here, there is plenty of natural beauty in the area!  I had the opportunity to interview Liam about his work, and I think you’ll enjoy the interview. As he mentions in his response to the first question, he’s only been pursuing photography for a few years. If you’re still relatively new to photography Liam’s progress should serve as inspiration and motivation.

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Intro to Astrophotography

What’s the only thing more beautiful in the night sky than a full moon? The Milky Way, of course! This Intro to Astrophotography guide is designed to introduce you to everything you need to know in order get started with astrophotography.

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Interview with Photographer Dan Ballard

Dan Ballard is a professional travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He has been to more than 60 different countries on 5 continents, creating a portfolio full of amazing photos along the way. Dan also leads many different photography workshops in locations around the world.

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