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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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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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9 Common Setting Mistakes That Can Impact Your Landscape Photography

There are all kinds of settings that you can use when photographing, and sometimes it’s easy to forget or overlook something important. Shooting with the wrong settings will seriously hurt your chances of getting the great photos that you’re after, so it’s important to take a moment and make sure you’re using the right settings.

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10 Ways to Create Landscape Photos That Stand Out

With the increase in popularity of Instagram and Pinterest, as well as easy access to quality cameras (like the iPhone, for example), it seems like everyone is taking landscape photos these days. Those of us who have an interest in landscape, nature, and travel photography see hundreds or even thousands of photos every single day. While technology provides many advantages for today’s photographers, the vast number of images out there makes it harder than ever to stand out.

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How to Photograph Landscapes from Inside a Moving Vehicle

Photographing landscapes is usually best done on a trip. Whether you go overseas or explore your home country, you will be able to find new and exciting destinations and vistas that you have never seen before. A road trip is an even better chance to grab some new scenes. You will cover far more distance, which means opportunities abound. But when you’re on a tight schedule, there isn’t always time to capture all of the shots that you want by getting out of the vehicle and setting up the camera.

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