Category: Tips

3 Steps for Creating Panorama Images

Big mountain ranges span the horizon. City views with bridges and buildings shimmer at night. Soft horizons with a minimalist touch sooth the eyes and calm the soul. Dramatic panorama images are easy to create using today’s tools and post processing software.

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How to Prevent Lens Flare

At some point you’ve almost certainly encountered lens flare, that bright glaring light that sweeps into photos, causing them to have a blurry, dappled appearance. Lens flare can happen when any bright, non-image forming light from the sun, or another light source hits the front element of your lens. It often appears as a polygonal shape, and is usually accompanied by a haze that lowers the contrast of an image considerably.

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Optimizing Exposure: Shutter Speed

Shutter speed represents the amount of time the sensor is exposed to light. We use shutter speed to freeze motion. We use shutter speed to create movement and emphasize the feeling of motion. The various shooting modes of manual, aperture priority and shutter priority impact and manage shutter speed. Each mode goes about it a little bit differently.

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Making the Most of Bad Weather

The phrase “bad weather” is enough to send many photographers running for home.

For many, bad weather is synonymous with bad photography, conjuring up images of dull, gray photos with lackluster compositions. Rain and wind are the type of conditions that most of us don’t want to be out in, let alone shooting in.

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8 Situations When You Should Use Filters

They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and extremely effective –there’s a reason that filters are the go-to accessory of choice for most professional landscape photographers. They may not look like much, but the humble filter can make a real difference in the quality of your photos –helping you to capture images that would otherwise be impossible, or at least difficult to photograph. From polarizers –that can cut through glare and improve the saturation of your colors, to graduated neutral density (GND) filters –that can help to balance out the exposure in your images, and neutral density (ND) filters which can be used to capture silky, soft waves and waterfalls –there’s no shortage of ways that you can use filters to enhance your images.

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Using Reflections in Landscape Photography

Our eyes are naturally drawn to watery landscapes. There’s something special about water, and a reflective surface can dramatically enhance landscape images. During a sunset or sunrise, the dramatic quality of light reflecting off the water can result in some spectacular images.

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Tips for Wildlife Photography

When it comes to landscape photography, wildlife can be a great way to add some extra interest and life to your photos –transforming what could easily be a dull and uninspiring image into an exciting and dramatic shot.

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10 Tips for Impressive Mountain Photography

What is a better subject for an iconic landscape photo than a majestic mountain peak? While mountains provide an ideal setting for nature photography, they also present some challenges. In this post we’ll look at 10 tips that can help you to get the best results with your own mountain photography.

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