Category: Tips

Using Negative Space in Nature Photography

Negative space is something photographers don’t always put a lot of thought into. It’s pretty understandable; after all, surely the subject of the photo is the main event. Why would we pay any attention to the surrounding empty space? Negative space is actually a very important element in photography composition. Where you place your subject and how much space surrounds it can drastically alter the perceptions viewers have of it. So let’s spend some time exploring “empty space” in this article!

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How and Why to Use a Neutral Density Filter

Neutral density filters are deceptive in their usefulness. Lowering the amount of light entering your camera seems like the exact opposite of what we want as photographers. Isn’t it always a constant struggle to get past low light levels? What about proper exposure? Well, sometimes we actually want less light. And one of the best reasons to do so is when we want to manipulate shutter speed.

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Photography Workshops – Local to Global

The learning curve in photography is an individualized, evolving journey. For outdoor photographers the ‘individual’ also refers to the fact that many of our field hours are solo. We self-teach, self-motivate and sometimes we may even psyche ourselves out. Photographers are a naturally talented crew. However, we can always add to our existing skills with external stimuli. Photography workshops can enhance and inspire our inner artist. The diversity of ideas, learning new techniques and forcing ourselves to try something different makes our photography richer and more impactful.

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Practical Guide to Photographing the Moon

How many times have you seen a beautiful full moon, so big and bright that you could make out specific features along its surface with the naked eye? If you’re like me, you’ve stopped in the middle of the street more than a few times to admire it and take in the magnificent view. No doubt you’ve even tried photographing the moon, likely with a smartphone or a digital camera, maybe even a DSLR, but ended up disappointed. How could you not, when all you saw in the photo was a white glowing dot that paled in comparison with what your eyes were seeing.

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Tips for Photographing Rainbows

Rainbows are spectacular and amazing –they also have a hidden talent, the ability to make just about everyone stop in their tracks and take in their beauty. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, there’s something about those colors in the sky that never loses its intrigue.

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How to Photograph Light Streaks from Cars at Night

Few photos create a big city nightlife flavor better than streaking car lights highlighting a busy road. The technique is simple enough. And you can get great results with proper gear, location choice, and a bit of technical know-how. Let’s explore what it takes to get the best car light streaks.

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Intro to Drone Landscape Photography

In the last few years we’ve seen a huge rise in popularity of drones, especially camera drones. Both the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and the camera industry have reached a level of technological progress that has enabled companies to produce consumer-affordable camera drones on a massive scale.

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Finding & Photographing the Northern Lights

One look at the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and you’re destined for a speechless moment. For night sky photographers, the northern lights represent an amazing photo opportunity. For others, it’s simply a must-see for those who enjoy night skies and star-gazing.

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Use of Colors in Landscape and Nature Photography

The right use of color can help to present your composition in a visually appealing manner. It can also have a dramatic impact on how you, and others, view the image. The colors in an image can help to convey emotion, set a scene, or highlight the main point of interest in an image; helping an image to feel alive, mysterious, somber, or even melancholic.

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