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Going Through This Exercise Will Land You Amazing Images of the Night Sky

For an outdoor photographer, images of the night sky or milky way are a bit of a panacea. It's easy to get average images, but those exceptional …

Landscape Photography

7 Tips for Focusing on Fine Details in Your Landscape Photography

Famed photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” While it’s easy to see how this advice …

Landscape Photography

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Landscape Photography

8 Quick Tips to Transform your Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a growing passion/obsession at the moment, and it’s no surprise. Humans are intrinsically linked to the great outdoors, and …

Photography

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex …

Apps

A Quick Video on Using the Brenizer Method to Shoot Unique Portraits

Brenizer portraits are a fun and relatively easy way to create unique portraits that make the subject seem to pop right off the screen. This quick …

Photography

An Extensive Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Brew up a fresh cup of coffee because Gordon Laing has an epic new video showing everything one needs to know to take some excellent long exposure …

Landscape Photography

10 Laws of Landscape Photography

<b>Landscapes can be one of the easiest of all photographic subjects to shoot. Basically, all you need to do is find a nice view in the right lighting</b> …

Landscape Photography

21 Essential Landscape Photography Tips You Need To Know

The wind in your hair, a camera slung over your shoulder and a great location in mind: nothing beats getting out into the great outdoors to shoot …

Landscape Photography

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions To Improve Your Photography

For anyone reading this who is serious about the craft of photography — no matter if you’re a professional or a hobbyist — it’s likely that among …

Landscape Photography

17 TIPS FOR TAKING TACK SHARP PHOTOS

Achieving tack sharp images involves doing lots of small things as well as possible. These tiny differences add up to a noticeably sharper photo.<p>In …

Landscape Photography

7 KEYS FOR CREATING STUNNING URBAN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is …

Landscape Photography

5 Fast Fix Solutions For Grainy Photographs

If you joined photography during the digital era, chances are that you will know the effect known as grain by a different name – <i>noise</i>. Whilst we …

Shutter Speed

Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

Mobile Photography

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s …

Landscape Photography

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

How To Use Curves in Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Colour Casts and Achieve Perfect Colour in Your Photos

Colour in our images can be a tricky thing to get spot on. We can try to give ourselves a head-start when shooting by picking an appropriate white …

Tutorials

Using social media for photographers – top tips

<b>Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets</b><p>Love it or hate it, social …

Social Media

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “What aperture is best for landscape photography?” is often asked in various online forums. While there isn’t one “correct” aperture, …

Landscape Photography

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Go from Boring to WOW in Just 7 Minutes (VIDEO)

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy …

Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

3 Free Guides That Will Help You Get the Hang of Exposure in Photography

Exposure is among the first few technical concepts you must master on your way to learning photography. A proper understanding of exposure lays the …

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

Tips for Better Photo Editing Consistency

Consistent photo editing can be a huge factor in ensuring that your brand is cohesive. Knowing how to achieve consistency on a regular basis is a …

Here Are Some Easy Tips on How to Use the Important Tone Curve Tool in Lightroom (VIDEO)

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly …

Tutorials

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Tutorials

Timeless Travel Photography Tips

Have you always wondered why your travel photos from some of the most breathtaking places always end up looking average? If you routinely feel …