Best (and Best Bargain) Wildlife Lenses

Wildlife photography lenses come in a dizzying array of options, just like any other lens choice. The major factors I want to consider while shopping are whether the lens provides enough reach (focal length) for my shy and often distant subject. Weatherization to keep light rain and dust out of my lens is always handy in the outdoors. And image stabilization is nearly mandatory. So let’s look at some of the best (and best-for-the-money) wildlife lenses available today.

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How to Choose the Right ISO for Your Nature Photos

ISO is a foundational principle for photography. It is one of the three elements of the Exposure Triangle, along with Aperture and Shutter Speed. Exposure is all about lighting, of course, and how much of it our film or digital sensors are exposed to. And precisely controlling that amount is crucial to creating great pictures. When you’re fully in Manual Mode, you have control over all three elements.

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How to Plan a Photographic Holiday

For landscape photographers in particular, traveling is important to get new shots and find new scenes. While an impressive study can be made of staying in one place and using that as your only subject for a whole body of work, most photographers prefer to discover new places – and this may be essential if you find professional work in this field.

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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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Long exposure 101

Long exposure is a technique that you may hear discussed often when it comes to landscape photography. It’s a great tool to have in your arsenal, so if you have never tried it before, you should certainly consider learning how to do it. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with long exposure landscape photography.

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Incorporating Landscape Photography into Your Travels

When you travel for pleasure, or for work, it’s hard to turn off your photographic eye. More to the point, it’s too much fun to ignore! Wherever you travel, there are bound to be opportunities to take a few photos here and there. Even if you only have an afternoon free between meetings, you can still get in a few ideal landscape photography locations before you fly home. Here are some key tips to follow for getting those great shots while you’re away from home. Do Your Research Before you set off on your trip, make sure that you...

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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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Black and White Landscapes

Color’s wonderful, but there’s something truly spectacular about a good black and white landscape. Timeless and striking, black and white images have a unique flair and distinctive artistic beauty all their own. Part of the appeal of black and white is that the absence of color helps to narrow your focus onto the other aspects of the image.

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