Chris Pollak

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So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

Photography

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In – 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

The World's 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

Lakes showcase some of water's most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crystalline clarity. The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some lacs, lagos, and lochs simply stand …

10 Must-See Northern California Views

There's a reason people who visit the San Francisco Bay Area want to move, and people who live in the Bay Area never want to leave (real estate prices be damned) -- and it's not just the weather (as any San Franciscan will tell on on a chilly July day). San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear …

National Geographic Travel

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

Digital Photography

How to Use Lines in Photography Compositions

A very powerful method of improving the composition of photos is the use of lines. Properly used, lines can significantly increase the impact of …

Landscape Photography

Polarizing "Lenses" – You're Doing it Wrong!

Firstly if photography has been your hobby (or worse yet, your profession) for a couple of years now and you’re still calling them Polarizing Lenses, …

Landscape Photography

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

Landscape Photography

A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Conditions

Shooting in low light, as with many other forms of photography, requires a bit of thought beforehand in order to get the most from the time you have. …

Digital Photography

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …

Digital Photography

How to Create a Starburst Effect in Photographs

When shooting into the sun or other light sources, you may notice that some of your images have a unique quality to the light – this is known as a …

Kodak exposes final frames of Kodachrome

Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will retire Kodachrome colour reversal film this year, after 74 years on the market.<p>The slide film was …

How to Shoot Landscapes With Bright Cloud Cover

A common problem for landscape photographers is shooting during overcast conditions in which the cloud cover is effectively a light source. White or …

How Using Strong ND Filters Can Create Awesome Results

<i>This is a guest post from Chris Gin – you can see more from Chris at his Website, Flickr and Facebook.</i><p>As a landscape photographer I rely heavily on …

Landscape Photography

11 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips

My first love in photography when I first got my trusty SLR as a teenager was Landscape Photography. Here are a few tips I've picked up over the …

Landscape Photography

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

Photography

10 Lesser Known Shot List Categories

<i>This is a guest post by Ralph Velasco. Check out his very cool iPhone App – Shotlists for Travel!</i><p>As a travel photography instructor and international …

Landscape Photography

Photographing Cityscapes | Night Photography Tips

1<p>Capturing Night Signs<p>When photographing signs at night, one of the most important factors is light metering. The combination of a bright sign and a …

Landscape Photography

Six Common Myths About Long Exposures

Long exposures bring a way to capture time in a photograph. As time goes by the camera keeps recording and the changes in the scene are reflected in …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Guide To Neutral Density Filters by Peter Hill

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Back to Basics: A Long Exposure Photo and Processing Tutorial for Beginners

Hey everyone. Matt Kloskowski here from Kelby Media Group. First off, thanks so much to everyone over at 500px for giving me the platform of their …

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Action Photography: The Tips You Should Use

Getting great photographs of the world in motion is a difficult task. More than any other kind of photography, action photography demands …

Landscape Photography