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Improve Your Floral Photography with Creative Composition and Depth of Field

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you are probably excited Spring is finally here.  A great way to celebrate Spring is to go out and enjoy beautiful flowers.  Spring is the transition of dormant landscapes to lush greenery.  It’s when the world of dull lifeless plants come alive.  This means bright, fresh colors, new flowers and, most importantly, new …

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12 Tips for Advanced Landscape Photography Compositions

At some point in our progression as landscape photographers, we need to gain a greater understanding of composition if we want our photography to continue to improve. The first composition tip any photographer will typically learn is that of the Rule of Thirds, which states that you should place the interesting elements of your photo on imaginary grid lines that …

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4 Photoshop Sharpening Techniques for Landscapes

When we see great landscape or cityscape photographs today, the first thing most photographers think is “How do they get those images to look that way?” The moment of capture for sure plays a huge role in the whole production of any stand out image. Are the exposure settings correctly set to facilitate a clean, well balanced RAW image? Do …

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21 Tips for Stunning Landscape Photography Anywhere

Find a Clear Focal Point I usually find that my compositions work best when there is a clear focal point in the scene.  For example, if I’m out photographing fall color, I try to find a bridge or a barn to be a clear focal point and then use the trees in fall color in the background.  The bridge or …

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What to Wear for Landscape Photography

As I’ve traveled around the world doing landscape photography, I’ve slowly changed what I wear each time and have come up with a system that works for me.  Having the right clothing won’t exactly improve your image quality, but it can make your adventure far more pleasant. What I’m Looking For I need clothes that are adaptable.  I’m often traveling …

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Are You An Ethical Nature Photographer?

Oxford Dictionary defines ethics as: “Moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. Ethics are closely related to morals, and both refer to how we behave in situations.” One of my college instructors referred to ethics as how we behave when no one is looking. I think that definition is especially relevant in the context …

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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

While I have dabbled in all kinds of photography, Landscapes have always been my passion.  That is because I love the all things outdoors, including hiking.  Not too long ago, I heard an interview with Nathan St. Andre discussing hiking and photography tips.  I was immediately intrigued.  Especially because Nathan is from Southern Utah, just outside of Zion National Park, …