Bruce Bartkowski

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Why Choose a Quilt over a Sleeping Bag?

From the 1980’s through to 2003, I exclusively used sleeping bags. From 2003 to 2011, I tried a couple of different types of quilts, but being a side …

Backpacking

Why F/16?

Late-October aspens near Silver Lake, June Lake Loop, Inyo NF, CA, USA. I used f/16 to get everything in focus in this 2008 photograph from the …

Landscape Photography

Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere, Part 1

Over the past nine years, I’ve written numerous Tips Of The Week for the <i>Outdoor Photographer</i> website. I’ve covered topics from macros to abstracts to …

Landscape Photography

5 Beginner Photography Mistakes (and How to Solve Them)

Being a beginning photographer can be tough sledding sometimes.After all, there's a lot that can go wrong and a lot of things that can frustrate you …

Landscape Photography

Learn These Composition Tricks for Stunning Nature and Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting, only to be disappointed in the images you captured of the scene? That’s not an uncommon …

Landscape Photography

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

Cameras

Why you need to own a "Nifty Fifty" lens

It’s such a commonly used lens that it even has its own nickname, the “Nifty Fifty”. Regardless of the brand you shoot, or the size of your sensor, a …

A Simple Explanation of How to Create Stunning BOKEH Effects

If you clicked on this article, I'm assuming that you already know what bokeh is, but if not, here's a quick explanation:Bokeh is the out of focus …

Framing

Here's Where to Travel in the U.S. This Fall for the Best Foliage Views

This map breaks it down by week.<p>Leaf peeping is the perfect excuse to book a weekend getaway this season, but knowing exactly where and when to check out the leaves can be a guessing game. Thankfully, this new fall foliage map from Marriott International pinpoints the best small towns and cities to …

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightroom: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of how Lightroom works, the best way to import your photos, and the different options you have when …

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks …

7 Tips for Better Landscape Photos

Sometimes, getting a great landscape photo depends on perfect timing.Other times, it's more a result of having the right kind of gear for the …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Great Landscape Photographs from Top Pros Nick Page and Thomas Heaton (VIDEO)

There’s always something to learn about improving one’s landscape photography, and what better way to up your game than with some great tips from top …

Landscape Photography

Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily

In video and photography, knowing the stops on the f-stop scale turns those numbers on your lens into useful information.<p>This is an excerpt from "Hey …

Best kit for landscape photography

<b>Setting yourself up with the right kit for landscape photography is the best way to ensure you get the possible shots. Have a look at our landscape</b> …

Walkthrough: How to Edit a Landscape Photo in Lightroom and Photoshop

Lots of photo editing tutorials these days focus on one specific technique or edit—how to sharpen, or how to use the HSL tool, for example. But if …

All About How to SHARPEN Your Photos in Lightroom

01:34 Starting the Sharpening Workflow for a Landscape Photo <br>04:16 The Power of the Masking Slider <br>07:42 Sharpening a Portrait <br>09:27 Clarity for …

Lightroom

How to edit INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS with Adobe Lightroom Photoshop

This here, is Peter McKinnon´s typical workflow when it comes to editing landscape photos with Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop. He uses both …

Landscape Photography Dos and Don'ts

If you're just getting into landscape photography, it can be a bit of a different experience from other genres. This great video will help you get …

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Tutorials

An Essential Guide to Prime Lenses

If you're a beginner photographer, the chances are that you started (and might still be) shooting with the kit lens that came with your camera.Kit …

Cameras

How to Use Graduated + Radial Filters in Lightroom

Lightroom is a great tool for organizing and editing your images. Basic controls like exposure and white balance make changes to your entire image. …

Making sense of aperture, shutter speed and ISO with the exposure triangle

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Shutter Speed

How to Take Better Portraits in Direct Sunlight

Talented commercial photographer Lou Freeman discusses the best solutions for modifying natural light when shooting in full sunlight.<p>By using a scrim …

Beginner Photography Tip: How to Maximize the Use of Your Kit Lens

When you step up from your smartphone or a point-and-shoot camera to something that has interchangeable lenses like a DSLR or mirrorless camera, it …

Landscape Photography

How to Choose the Best Cameras for Hiking – AGreekAdventure - Adventure Travel Blog

Sooner or later any avid hiker will want to keep photos from each of their adventures. We are writing this article for best cameras for hiking, since …

Optimize Lightroom to Run More Efficiently With These Seven Tips

One of the most common Lightroom complaints is that it runs too slowly. However, there are steps you can take to improve your experience. This great …

Tutorials

Go From Amateur to Ansel Adams With This Photography Masterclass

All for just $20.<p>For amateur shutterbugs just breaking into the world of professional photography, capturing picture-perfect shots can seem like rocket science. Between lighting setups and the myriad bells and whistles of a modern DSLR camera, there's just a whole lot going on. This Photography …

Emotional Impact of Color in Landscape Photography - Part 1

What goes into creating an emotionally compelling color landscape photograph? Certainly, subject matter is very important, as well as composition and …