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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Best Backpacks for the Landscape Photographer

When looking for a camera bag aesthetics, functionality, price, and durability all vie for our attention. Each bag here takes these factors into account and are highly rated as being some of the best bags for the landscape photographer. While other bags may look nicer, a leather bag won’t protect your sensitive electronics nearly as well as treated nylon in a sudden rain. Satchel bags are sometimes easier to access tools from but are not as comfortable as a backpack when hiking hours to your scenic vista. Therefore, the bags here are all backpacks using mostly durable synthetic blends that resist the elements and snagging branches.

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Tips for Taking Beautiful Summertime Landscape Photos

Summertime is here –and for some, it might seem like the time to pause your photography efforts. With the harsh sun, dark shadows, early sunrises, and even later sunsets, it can often be difficult to get the images you want –during the timeframe you want. It can also be challenging to capture amazing landscapes when you have to contend with harsh lighting conditions and dark shadows. But while it’s true that summer is a time to relax and enjoy life, it doesn’t mean you have to pack up your photography.

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How to Create Amazing Abstract Nature Photos

Abstract photography can be hard to grasp. Before we get into the technique it might be useful if we define what an abstract image actually is. Abstract photography, as defined by Wikipedia, “is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world.”

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Tips for Buying Used Cameras and Lenses

Regardless of whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, photography gear is expensive. Between camera bodies, lenses, filters, tripods, bags and backpacks, flashes and other accessories, there is no shortage of things to buy. Not only is there a lot to buy, but cameras and lenses can easily cost a significant amount even without all the other stuff. One of the best ways to save money on photography gear is to buy used equipment. There are several different ways to go about buying used gear, but the process can be intimidating and might even seem risky if you haven’t tried it before.

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How to Frame Your Landscape Photo Compositions

Composition is one of the most important elements of the photographic art. In order to give your images real impact, you must frame them carefully, and ensure that the right elements are inside the frame. It’s an art that can take a lifetime to learn – but the only place to get started is at the beginning. These tips will give you a foundation in framing, elevating your photographs instantly and helping you to embark on the journey to mastery.

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5 Free Presets for ON1 Photo RAW 2018

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is powerful photo editing software that combines some of the functionalities of Lightroom and Photoshop. If don’t already own a license to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 you can download a free 30-day trial here. 

Today we have a set of 5 free presets that you can use with your own photos. The presets are a sample from our much larger set of 140+ landscape presets for ON1 Photo RAW 2018. This free pack includes 3 color effects and two presets for black & white conversions (installation instructions are included). If you like these presets, be sure to check out the full set.

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Tips for Taking Great Landscape Photos at Epic Locations

What’s an epic location? For this article, it’s any spot that’s naturally photogenic. A stunning mountain is the most obvious example — it’s hard to take a bad photograph of Mount Fuji or Rainier. Another epic location might be the striking skyline of Hong Kong or the beaches of the Maldives.

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