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7 Creative Landscape Photography Tips and Ideas

In Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. JordanLeave a Comment

As a landscape photographer, I can be prone to getting into a rut.  I haven’t spent much time branching out to other genres of photography, so almost all of my photography efforts are geared towards landscape shots.  As a result, my workflow often consists of similar habits: find good light, find a picturesque scene, position …

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Ultimate Guide to Steel Wool Photography

In Features by GregNoel5 Comments

      What is Steel Wool Photography Steel Wool Photography is using long exposures to capture the motion of hot embers flying through the air through the act of spinning burning steel wool.  These embers are so hot that they glow very brightly, and as they fly through the air the camera sensor captures …

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21 Photography Tips for Paris

In Photo Locations by Brent Huntley3 Comments

I spent seven nights in Paris a few months back and had great intentions of adding to the great series of “A Photographer’s Guide to … (Boston, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Glacier,  Philadelphia and so on)” we have seen on the website recently.  Unfortunately, our second day there, the whole family came down with something.  I …

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The MagBeam – A Review of MagMod’s Newest Modifier

In Gear, Portrait by Erica Kay1 Comment

MagMod has done it again.  The company that has provided thousands of photographers around the world with lightweight, portable, easy to use magnetic modifiers has created yet another modifier designed to make our lives as speedlight photographers easier.  The MagBeam, MagMod’s newest modifier, is designed to allow photographers to produce creative, designed light patterns in a quick, …

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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Milky Way Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. Jordan33 Comments

With the low light capabilities of digital cameras drastically increasing in recent years, Milky Way photography is booming in popularity.  As a result, it is becoming more and more common to see photographers staying out past sunset and late into the night.  The easiest way to ensure that you capture a compelling Milky Way photo …

10 Steps to Great Night Photos (Guest Post)

In Landscape/Nature by Jim HarmerLeave a Comment

This is a guest post by Silvio de Pecher, an Italian photographer who runs a website in which he frequently teaches night photography (in Italian). Shoot low ISO. There is a special value called natural ISO that transmits the minimum possible amplification on the sensor. It is generally 100 ISO for Canon and 200 ISO for Nikon. Shooting at this …

Shoot Report: Night Portrait of a Taxi Driver

In Portrait by Jim Harmer5 Comments

If you follow @ImprovePhoto on Twitter, you may have seen the photo featured on this page two weeks ago when I tweeted my shoot.  A few of you asked questions about the shoot, so I thought it would be an interesting article for today. First of all, I was a bit disappointed with the shoot. …

10 Tips for light painting (night photography)

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer7 Comments

Light painting is an incredibly fun technique in which photographers use flashlights, camera flashes, and spotlights to literally paint light into a scene.  It’s one of the most fun night photography techniques.  Many photographers have attempted it, but only a few have mastered it (and I’m admittedly NOT one who has mastered it).  Nevertheless, I …