4 Tips for Building an Effective Landscape Photography Portfolio

Landscape photography is just like all other forms of photography: to be a professional, you really need to build up an effective portfolio. Your portfolio website showcases the very best of your work, and demonstrates to potential clients what you are capable of. For this reason, you need to work hard on making it as strong as possible – allowing you to take on more projects and win more jobs in future. Here’s how to build it from nothing to something you can be proud of.

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Light Pollution and Its Impact on Nature and Photography

There has been a lot of talk lately about pollution. Land, air and water pollution are all serious concerns for our environment. But did you know that light can also cause pollution? Though it may seem intangible at first, excessive light from artificial sources does have an adverse effect on us, our environment, health and safety, but also Earth’s ecosystem, including wildlife and insect development.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Landscape Photos with Lightroom’s Graduated Filter

Lightroom’s graduated filter is an incredibly powerful tool for landscape and nature photographers. With the help of the graduated filter you can make selective adjustments that impact only the parts of the photo that you want to impact, without impacting the other parts to you want to leave untouched. There are a lot of different ways that you can use the graduated filter. The more you use it, the more comfortable you will get with the tool. You’ll find that it becomes a very important part of your workflow for processing landscape photos.

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9 Safety Tips for Landscape and Nature Photographers

With any kind of job, there are always health and safety issues that might come up. Many of them may not even be obvious until you really think about it. As a photographer, particularly if you work freelance, there is often no managerial structure in place to warn you about hazards and stop you from working in an unsafe manner. Follow these safety tips to ensure that you keep yourself safe even as you take your landscape or nature photographs.

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7 Tips for Taking Great Landscape Photos in Midday Light

Generally, most of us tend to avoid shooting in the midday sun. Noon is when the sun’s rays are at their brightest and harshest, resulting in lighting that can be challenging to work with. Additionally, with the bright sun comes harsh shadows, and plenty of contrast; resulting in images that are often overexposed and blown out.

But while shooting in the midday sun may not always be ideal, sometimes we don’t really have a choice! We can’t always find ourselves on-location during the morning or late afternoon golden hours, and being able to work with the midday sun can help you to walk away with some amazing shots that you would have otherwise missed out on. Additionally, there are some exciting photo opportunities to be had in bright lighting conditions that are different than what’s found at any other time of day.

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Interview with Landscape Photographer Darren White

Darren White is a landscape photographer based in Colorado. He grew up on the Oregon Coast, so between Oregon and Colorado he’s been surrounded by amazing landscapes his whole life. Darren has been published in several magazines and also leads night photography workshops in addition to selling prints of his photos.

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Tips for Capturing Wildlife in Landscape Photography

Landscape photos by themselves can be incredibly striking. But what about when we include wildlife? Well as it turns out, our thought processes on composition and technique need to change if we’re going to do regular shoots combining wildlife and landscapes. So let’s take a look at several factors to help you get the most out of landscapes with wildlife.

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Using Fast Shutter Speeds With Landscape and Nature Photography

You’ve probably read a lot about using a slow shutter speed to capture nature and landscapes in a way that looks fantastic. Stars streaking across the sky, rivers and streams in full flow, and many other natural phenomena look great at a slow shutter speed. But when might you want to dial it up instead? These are the best ways to use fast shutter speeds to create a striking effect.

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Tripods, Monopods, and Image Stabilization

Image stabilization is an incredibly important tool that new and even intermediate photographers don’t always think about. Handheld photography is easier than ever nowadays and it just feels and looks natural. Plus, who wants to carry around a bulky tripod or even monopod? People who want the sharpest images possible, that’s who. We’re going to explore three of the most common forms of image stabilization below, but it’s also good to discuss what it is and why it matters as well.

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