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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 Parkhurst4 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 …

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How to Photograph Shooting Stars

In Landscape/Nature by Brad Goestsch2 Comments

Learning how to photograph shootings stars will add a unique touch to your nighttime photography. So, if you want to make your star filled landscape shot stand out among the rest, mark your calendar for the next big meteor shower and add some shooting stars to your photos! There are few things that will enhance …

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How to Plan a Multi Day Photography Trip

In Landscape/Nature by Kirk Bergman9 Comments

In late summer this year I took a trip to Southern Utah with several writers of Improve Photography, a few IP+ members, and Jim Harmer.  I don’t have any photographer friends where I live so being able to spend a few days shooting with strangers (a few of whom became friends) was an excellent vacation.  …