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Why Magic Hour is Overrated

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Landscape Photography

Pros and Cons of Using Circular Polarizers

A circular polarizer is arguably the most useful filter you can own and the most important must-have tool for instantly improving images while out in …

Landscape Photography

How to Develop Your Personal Photographic Style

Developing a unique photographic style is a goal of every photographer. It is an evolutionary process that takes time and experience. Once it begins …

Landscape Photography

Creative use of Shutter Speed and Aperture

The way I see it, any form of photography consists of two components – science and art. Today we look briefly at <i>shutter speed</i> and <i>aperture</i>, two of the …

Landscape Photography

6 Ridiculously Simple Tricks for Sunrise Photography

When people ask if you prefer shooting sunrise or sunset, I find that I tend to be in the minority when I definitely reply “sunrise!” Sure, you …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph a Moonbow - Part 1

Rainbows are beautiful things to behold and are generally quite rare. But there is a rainbow so elusive that many do not know it exists and most have …

Landscape Photography

3 Skills You Need to Shoot Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the best places on the planet for nature photography. However, it has been photographed so often that it can be …

Landscape Photography

What Lenses I Carry and Why

As a landscape photographer, I like to shoot a wide range of focal lengths in the field, from super wide-angle to telephoto. Because I hike a lot …

Backpacking

How to Refine Your Composition in the Field

Although I use a digital camera, I increasingly try to photograph like I am using film. One example of how this style of photography manifests is an …

Landscape Photography

Why I return to the same Location to Capture Landscape Photos

I was asked by a friend recently, “Why do you keep going back to photograph Yosemite? You must have photographed everything there!” Good question! I …

Landscape Photography

Composition Lessons for Photographing Birds

Composing a good bird photograph is simple but there are a few things to consider when doing so.<p><b>Environment</b><p>First you’ll need to consider the subject …

Nature Photography

Color Cast: Seek and Destroy

It happens to all of us… you’re happily editing away on an image like a merry photographic elf when you decide to take a break to let your eyes rest. …

Nature Photography

Developing a Nature Photography Workflow

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Landscape Photography

5 Ideas for a Better Mobile Photography Website

In the last article we explored how to make your photography website mobile-friendly. However, it is important to realize that the customer …

Nature Photography

Elements of a Mobile Friendly Photography Website

Way back in 2012, we saw a dramatic increase in mobile traffic to our web sites. Today, more then 2/3 of the Visual Wilderness traffic comes from …

Web Design

Photographing Wildflowers

One of the most challenging aspects of nature photography is successfully shooting wildflowers. There are many aspects to learn and nothing is more …

Landscape Photography

When To Use High ISO for Nature Photography

I know what you’re thinking…”I can’t raise my ISO, I’ll get noisy photos!”. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay. Really…it’s okay to to user …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Photographing National Parks

Photographed during the hike through the Subway at Zion National Park, UT.<p>I’m the first to admit that I hadn’t been to many National Parks or …

National Parks

9 Essential ways to capture sharp landscape photos

Every landscape photographer loves a grand vista – when you have a large scene with a distinct foreground, middle ground and background that gives …

Landscape Photography

How Moonlight Effects Night Photos

The moon often acts as your primary source of light for your night photos, just like the sun does during the day. You should always know what the …

Shooting Abstracts

Abstracts may lack a clear point of interest. They are often about form, color, or mood. When you shoot abstracts, think about what you want to …

Should photographers use social media to grow a business?

Much has changed in the world of social media in the past two years. What was once a vibrant way of growing your business has become nearly …

How to Create Dramatic Images with Backlight

When you want to add more drama to your landscape photos, one of the best ways is to make use of backlighting. It’s time to break often repeated rule …

Creative Ideas for Photographing Mountains

Mountains provide some of the most photogenic landscapes on the planet. They show the grandeur and drama of Earth, and simultaneously give a sense of …

Nature Photography Flash Sale - 77% OFF

Did you miss out on our recent InFocus Deals offerings? Good news! Due to popular demand, we are offering one <b>last chance to purchase</b> our latest …

Why Landscape Photographers Should Diversify

As landscape photographers, we love to shoot dramatic light to get photos like these from Fiji or Australia or Hawaii. When we are not arguing about …

Landscape Photography

Why shooting in RAW Mode is not cheating

This is a question I received via email some time ago – and my response. I know – I’m getting into dangerous territory with a post on RAW Mode versus …

RAW Image Processing: Basic Tab

Jay took this photo in Olympic National Park on an overcast day. The light in the forest was so soft and beautiful, and the fresh greens seemed …

What to look for in a Photography Workshop

Nowadays there are all sorts of photography workshops and tours on the market. Choosing the right one for you can be a painful process. Here are …

3 Common Bracketing Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t the photos like these make you think “<i>Wow!!</i>”? They make you feel like you’re looking out of a window. Today’s cameras are not capable of …

Landscape Photography