Category: Tips

How To Photograph Landscapes At Night

The challenge of shooting in low light and nighttime lighting conditions can be daunting. While many of the same principles apply to night photography as photographing during the day, there is definitely a learning curve before you start taking great photos at night. Let’s take a closer look at some of the fundamentals as we explore some of the possibilities of shooting landscapes at night.

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Photographing Landscapes in All Weather

While we all love to capture beautiful scenes in outstanding weather, the fact is that more often than not, when we’re out with our camera –or presented with an opportunity to capture some landscapes, we find ourselves shooting in conditions that may be less-than-ideal.

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7 Tips for Focusing on Fine Details in Your Landscape Photography

For landscape photographers, it’s easy to focus on the bigger and more spectacular elements –such as looming mountain ranges or the sweeping vistas –and overlook the small, yet important details. Often, though, these fine details are exactly what are needed to take your images up a notch. Incorporating fine details into your landscape photography is an excellent way to anchor your compositions, and some context to your photos, and create some spectacularly beautiful images.

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Guide to Blue Hour Photography

Most photographers are well aware of the golden hour, that spectacular time early in the morning or just before sunset when the sun casts a soft, golden light over everything, illuminating the scene in a dramatic way.

But few are aware of the blue hour, and the impact that this time of day can have on images. The blue hour is the period of twilight that occurs twice a day –in the morning just before sunrise, and at night just after sunset.

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From Big Landscapes to Visual Escapes

As someone who started photography with birds, I initially thought landscape photography would be easy. It is quite the contrary. Taking a photograph of a scene is straightforward. Capturing a landscape image that gives the viewer a brief, visual escape may be easy during one shoot. The next shoot may be a different story. Some landscape compositions are obvious, some are not.

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Bird Photography: How to “Get the Shot”

Migration season is here in the Northern Hemisphere. For bird photographers, one could argue that the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year” could apply to birding migration season. Breeding plumage is in full color. Birds strut their stuff for a breeding mate. Various species can be seen on the migratory flyway passing through to their nesting site. Photographers experience amazing moments with these diverse little and large subjects.

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