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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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7 Ways to Make Money By Teaching Photography to Others

If you love photography and you have some skills, teaching others can be a great way to make money. It could be a side hustle that brings in some extra money outside of your job, or it could be the source of a full-time income. And not only can you make money by teaching something that you love, but you’ll also have the privilege of helping others who want to learn more about photography.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Photography

Whether you are an experienced photographer or just starting out, the truth is there’s always room to grow your skillset and improve your photography. This is certainly the case when it comes to landscape photography. From harsh weather conditions to challenging environments –not to mention the difficulties of working with quickly changing lighting conditions –there are a plenty of variables and a lot to consider when you’re out with your camera. When it comes to landscapes, it can be difficult to capture amazing images; ones that are in line with your artistic vision.

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9 Tips for Getting Beautiful Photos from Your Road Trips

Taking a road trip can be a great way to have fun, regardless of whether you’re traveling by yourself, with friends, or with family. Photography may be the main purpose of your trip, or the trip may be more about having time with people who are close to you. Either way, you can come home with some beautiful photos if you keep these tips in mind.

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