Category: Tips

Underwater Nature Photography Tips For Beginners

Enjoying a nice afternoon snorkeling in crystal clear water may sound like a fun, relaxing activity to do and, in fact, it is. That is until you decide to introduce your camera into the equation. Then, all of the sudden, your easy breezy day paddling around in the ocean becomes more of a technical task that requires an entirely different set of specialized skills. Luckily, we’re photographers–the challenge is all part of the fun!

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7 Ideas for Spring Photography Projects

The experience and end result of nature and landscape photography varies greatly throughout the year as weather and seasons change. Most of us in the northern hemisphere are happy to see the cold weather of winter coming to an end, knowing that spring and summer are just around the corner.

Spring is a great season for getting outside and working on your craft. If you are looking for a specific project to get your creative juices flowing, there are many different things that you can do. In this article I’ll list 7 possible subjects that will allow you to enjoy spring while photographing the nature around you.

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Intro to Manual Mode and When to Use It

For those of us who are inherently control freaks, shooting in manual a good thing. If you are getting started with photography, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding which settings to use for a given shot or with changing light conditions. Each of the shooting modes including manual, aperture and shutter priority have their strengths. When shooting in manual, the photographer has control over all the settings.

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52-Week Landscape Photography Challenge

The best way to improve your photography is to simply get more practice. If you make a commitment to get out and photograph on a regular basis you will see the results. With that in mind, we’ve put together a 52-week challenge for anyone who wants to be more active and see their landscape and nature photography skills improve.

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Photographing Water – Solid, Liquid and Gas

The three three states of matter – solid, liquid and gas apply to water. They all look so different that we may not even think about the fact we are simply photographing water. Understanding conditions that create the various states combined with ideas for inspiration will help us take advantage of water’s diverse beauty.

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8 Landscape Photography Rules and How to Break Them

Most of the time, rules are important –and taking the time to learn tried and true photography guidelines is the best way to lay a solid foundation for your photography –helping you to get the best start possible. After all, you’ll need to learn what all those dials and buttons on your camera do, in order to get the most out of it!

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3 Simple Tactics Anyone Can Use to Improve Their Landscape Shots

It can be frustrating to spend countless hours practicing your landscape photography only to be disappointed with the quality of your images. It’s a life long struggle and not one just limited to beginner and amateur photographers. Even the pros go through phases where they feel their images are just missing the mark. The key is to not beat yourself up over it. Rather, study your images with an open eye and try to get to the bottom of what it is about them that just isn’t working.

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