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7 Common Challenges for New Landscape Photographers and How to Overcome Them

Most landscape photographers are self-taught. They may have read books, watched videos, or used other resources to help along the way, but most have no formal training or education related to photography. When I did a series of interviews with accomplished landscape and nature photographers, I always asked if they had any formal training. About 90% of them said they had no formal training.

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The Surprising Power and Versatility Of The Fisheye Lens

Among professional landscape photographers – and professional photographers of many kinds – fisheye lenses are widely considered to be a gimmick. Many photographers think that, due to the distortion and surrealistic effects of a fisheye lens, these lenses do not lend themselves well to landscape photography. We certainly are not going to tell you that you should purchase a high-quality fisheye lens when you’re just starting out as a photographer. You’ll be much better off building up a collection of lenses that includes telephoto, wide-angle, and other such lenses – at least, when you’re a beginner.

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30 Amazing Photos of Storms

Weather plays a huge role in landscape and nature photography. The same scene can look completely different depending on the weather conditions. Photographing during storms can present plenty of challenges, but you’ll also have the opportunity to come away with some truly amazing photos that really grab attention.

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7 Convincing Reasons to Photograph a National Wildlife Refuge

National Parks get plenty of attention from tourists and photographers, but National Wildlife Refuges are mostly overlooked. While the National Parks are ideal locations for photographing natural beauty, wildlife refuges have plenty to offer as well. In this article, we’ll take a look at just some of the reasons why you should consider planning a trip to a wildlife refuge (or a few).

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30 Beautiful Photos Taken in Mist and Fog

Weather and lighting have a huge impact on landscape and nature photos, and the same scene captured in varying conditions will look drastically different. The conditions considered by a photographer to be “good weather” are sometimes what most people would consider to be “bad weather”. Fog, mist, and haze are perfect for capturing images that have a certain mood or feeling. When the conditions are right, ordinary subjects can be transformed into something much more interesting and beautiful.

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Understanding Crop And Full Frame Sensors

If you’re a beginner photographer, understanding the differences between crop sensors and full-frame sensors can be one of the most difficult parts of purchasing a camera, lenses, and other gear. There are many posts out there comparing crop sensors and full frame sensors, but in this article, our goal is to explain the basics about full frame and crop sensors in a simple and easy-to-understand way – and clear up some of the facts (and fiction) related to this subject.

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Astrological phenomena are always fascinating, as we turn our eyes to something that the vast majority of us will never be able to see except from afar. It’s no wonder, then, that it is also a fascination for many to capture these events with our cameras, especially when something unusual takes place. A lunar eclipse may not be as rare as a solar eclipse, but it can still be a beautiful sight.

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a rare and stunning phenomenon, and can be very exciting to witness. As a photographer, you may be keen to capture it for yourself – especially if you can do so alongside a dramatic landscape or as part of your wider portfolio. However, there are lots of difficulties involved with photographing anything to do with the sun.

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How to Choose the Right Photography Workshop for You

If you read photography magazines or visit many photography-related websites, you’ve probably seen many advertisements for photography tours and workshops. Attending a workshop can be a great experience that allows you to takes your skills to the next level.

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9 Tips for Better Zoo Photographs

One of the biggest challenges of photographing wildlife is simply finding the wildlife. Wild animals generally try to avoid humans, so that means that you might need to work and plan ahead in order to find what you’re looking for. While animals at the zoo don’t really count as wildlife, you can still find many of the same animals that you might be chasing in the wild.

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