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How to Create Stunning Milky Way Photos

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst16 Comments

Yes, it’s that time again! The time when the days become too long and the nights too short; when sleep deprivation seems to be the status quo for some; and when so many photographers voluntarily leave the comforts of home to hang out in the middle of nowhere in the dark for a few hours. …

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Four Ways Negative Space Can Improve Your Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

Space is one of the primary design elements in art (along with line, color, form, shape, texture and value).  The thoughtful use of negative space can add another dimension to your photography.  In this article, we’ll explore negative space, what it means and how we can best use it. Positive & Negative Space If there’s …

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How to Get Started in Conservation Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

As photographers, we have a special appreciation for the landscapes, buildings and animals, as well as the people and cultures we encounter as we travel the world.  For many of us, those are our subjects and may even provide our livelihood.  Unfortunately, many species, places, cultures and buildings are under threat from development, neglect, disease, …

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Sunset WX, Should You Use It?

In Landscape/Nature by Nathan7 Comments

About eight weeks ago I was beginning to look for a sunset predictor. I knew of Skyfire and I was (still am) not in the financial position to drop money on an app every month that tells me the sky above my home or local national park sucks. I can see that for free. But …

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Get Started in Timelapse Photography Without Breaking the Bank

In Landscape/Nature, Photo Basics by Brenda PetrellaLeave a Comment

More and more photographers are incorporating video and motion into their skill sets. Are you? Timelapse photography is a great way for still photographers to start getting acquainted with motion.  If learning how to do video has been intimidating for you, fear not!  The barriers to entry are super low these days.  Timelapse photography also …

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25 Tips for Winter Landscape Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

Winter is in full swing for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you live, cold temperatures and perhaps even snow may be in your forecast. Photographers who enjoy getting outdoors to shoot face a few more challenges during the cold winter months. Although freshly fallen snow can make for very beautiful …

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Top 10 Tips for Photographing Intimate Landscapes

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  Put photographers in front of a gorgeous landscape and we’re happy campers.  We’ll drink in the beauty of the grand vista and make an artful composition.  And we’re so taken with the beauty of that great, big, majestic scene that we just might miss the other photographic possibilities at our feet, or off to …

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Color Theory In Landscape Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Nathan2 Comments

This is the second part in a part two in composition. If you haven’t read it,  go back to my first article “Understanding Composition in Photography: a Complete Guide” to see the first half of this conversation. I will be honest color theory is hard for me. I mean really really hard. I am color …