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Top 10 National Parks to Visit and Photograph in the Fall

Fall has plenty to offer for photographers. Not only can you capture amazing colors that transform a landscape, but the fall also comes with more comfortable temperatures and smaller crowds than you’ll find just a few months earlier in the summer. While there is no shortage of places that you can photograph in the fall, national parks are always among the favorites. With that in mind, here is a list of 10 of the best national parks to visit in the fall. If you’re looking to plan a trip, any one of these locations would be an excellent choice.

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9 Steps to Building a Great Portfolio Website

There are many millions of hobbyist photographers around the world, and far fewer who are able to earn a living in the field. If you have aspirations of making money (regardless of whether it is a part-time or full-time income) from your photography, one of the most important parts of the process will be creating your portfolio website.

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The Best Cityscape Angles in London

Cityscapes can be just as interesting as landscapes – and when the city is a famous one, it takes on a special significance. It’s no wonder, then, that London’s skyline is a popular bucket list spot for photographers from around the world. But how do you get the best cityscape shots when you arrive? Here is a guide to some of the best locations and angles you can take to bring London to life in your images – and to make your viewers feel as if they are there themselves.

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Tips for Photographing Trees

When we picture landscape photography, most of us think of wide-open scenic vistas with nothing but vastness surrounding us. Mountaintops, coastal scenes, and vast emptiness found in fields that roll on, seemingly forever. However, there are other locations where you can capture amazing landscapes as well. One such often-forgotten location is the forest. A simple wander in the woods with your camera can leave you with some truly rewarding results. As an added bonus, the forest is often a quiet place that gives you room to pause, think, and reflect, giving you time to compose your image –and space to create more contemplative, deeper images.

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5 Important Elements for Great Landscape Photographs

Sometimes it can be overwhelming with so many things to keep in mind when you are photographing. But when it comes down to it, there are really just a few elements that make or break most landscape and nature photographs. If you focus on the five elements that are covered here, you’ll be well on your way to amazing photos that you can be proud of.

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5 Ways to Learn from Your Landscape Photography Mistakes

Through the process of interviewing many leading landscape and nature photographers, I was able to gather a lot of details about the backgrounds of people who are doing some of the best work in the industry. Of the photographers that I’ve interviewed here at Loaded Landscapes, the vast majority have had no professional education or training in photography.

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11 of the Best Skylines in the World for Photographing

For those who love to travel, skylines and cityscapes present excellent photography opportunities. Although landscape photography typically involves natural elements like mountains, forests, and waterfalls, there is a place for urban landscapes as well. While cityscapes can be captured in countless cities, there are some that stand out. On this page we’ll look at 11 of the best skylines for photographers.

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Reasons to Use a Tripod

When it comes to photography, one of the most useful tools that you have at your disposal is none other than the humble tripod. It may sound overly simplistic, but the tripod isn’t a tool that you’ll want to forgo –especially if you’re doing low-light photography, or capturing landscapes using a long exposure. If you’re using a slow shutter speed, especially, having a tripod to stabilize your camera is invaluable, and key for preventing camera shake.

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Why Shooting on Rail Tracks is too Dangerous to Attempt

How many times have you seen a shot of a model posed on railway tracks, capturing that sense of departure and romance, creating a moody or wild look? The fact that this is such a common type of shot to find in a portrait photographer’s portfolio is one good reason why you shouldn’t bother yourself with it. But there are plenty of landscape photographers who try for this kind of shot, too, and we often shoot the same locations as many others before us. For that reason, we tend to be less leery about trying to find something ‘new’ and unique, and more aware of creating a great shot.

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Minimalist Photography

While there’s nothing wrong with an exciting, drama-filled shot, packed full of interesting elements –there’s a lot to be said about taking a different approach sometimes –and looking to create images that are simpler and more minimalist in nature. In today’s fast-paced world, a back to basics approach can be calming –and an often-welcome approach.

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