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How to Photograph Crossfit Competitions

I am a Los Angeles based photographer who works on mostly lifestyle shoots around the city. I discovered the world of Crossfit about four years ago after getting completely bored with my normal gym routine and have been doing Crossfit ever since. Over the past couple of years I started shooting local Crossfit competitions for fun and then realized 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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Night Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

I have spent many nights over the last 8 years teaching photographers how to capture night photography images with their cameras.  It’s actually not as difficult as you might think, and at the end of this post you’ll have exactly what you need to get the shot. Step 1: Put Your Camera in Manual Mode It’s actually easier to shoot …

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6 Pro Tripods for Serious Landscape Photographers

Buying a high-quality tripod and ballhead is an important decision for any landscape photographer.  Everyone has their own personal preferences, so I want to share with you some popular options among serious landscape photographers. Keep in mind that this post is about the high-end professional tripods and ballheads on the market.  If you don’t have a huge budget or don’t …

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How To: Geotagging Photos (with or without built-in GPS)

Geotagging is the process of adding geographical coordinates to a photograph.  Geotags provide important information that allow the location of an image to be pinpointed on the globe. Landscape and travel photographers find this to be especially useful information to navigate back to a location or to provide details about where a photo was captured. There are a few methods …