landscapes

Skylum Offers a Sneak Peek of Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 – Photography Article

We published the announcement last month when Skylum told us that the upcoming Luminar 4 included AI sky replacement. No layers, no masking. One click. We know that sky replacement is not for everyone, and the debate is a valid one. For my own landscape work, I’m happy to be able to add a sky from my own sky library when I’m faced with “severe clear” weather on a scene that really needs more than a wide area of just blue. …

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What Can You Accomplish With a $79 Camera? – Photography Article

Photographers love their advanced and expensive gear; it makes our jobs much easier and can produce some absolutely stunning results in the right hands. But what can you accomplish with a $79 camera that’s over a decade old? The results might surprise you.  Coming to you from Toma Boncu of Photo Tom, this great video follows him as he shoots with an old Canon PowerShot camera from 2007 that he found on Amazon for $79. I have to admit that…

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Always Be Patient With Landscapes: Wait for the Right Moment – Photography Article

Everyone who is photographing landscapes knows how important light is. With the right light situations, a boring landscape can transform into something magical. It is not only choosing the golden hour, but also waiting for the right moment. You need to be patient. We all know light is the key element in landscape photography. Often, the golden hour is the most attractive moment of the day, when the light is soft and the shadows are long. But landscape photography is…

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Seven Helpful Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography – Photography Article

Landscape photography can be a tricky genre, full of subtle aesthetic and technical choices that can really make or break a photo. This excellent video details seven tips that can help you to improve your landscape photos. Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this helpful video discusses seven tips that can really help you improve your landscape images. Personally, the thing that helped me improve my own work the most was rather simple: slowing down. Landscape photography is a genre…

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How to Create Unique Waterfall Photography – Photography Article

A dramatically cascading waterfall is one of the most iconic scenes that can be captured by a nature photographer — by any photographer. Here are some tips to get the most out of such a scene, no matter the scale of your subject. Waterfall photography usually includes a specific protocol: a wide angle lens, slow shutter speed, and shooting from far away to show the surrounding landscape. That arrangement can produce good results. The above image was taken with a…

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I Got One of My Best Photos from an Average, Boring Forest – Photography Article

The inner journey of our photography careers are often more interesting than the outer. I experienced that first hand this summer, when I got one of my favorite photos of 2019 from my “backyard”. Over the past couple of years, I have been traveling to and spending more time in some of the popular landscape photography destinations than most photographers have. Iceland offers a great variety of unique and interesting landscapes and the Faroe Islands are big, raw, and more…

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Lee Filters Announces the Lee100 Tandem Adaptor – Photography Article

Lee filters announced a new addition to their Lee 100 filter holder system today. The new development is quite a unique idea that many landscape photographers may have wished possible for a long time. The Lee 100 tandem adaptor basically makes way for a second filter holder to be mounted on top of the first.  In the above video, it shows that the tandem adaptor uses one of the filter slots to attach a secondary adaptor ring onto the filter…

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Photography Isn’t Always Fun | Fstoppers – Photography Article

Photography is supposed to be a fun thing; after all, it is something we all willingly choose to do, as opposed to a career chosen out of necessity. But that doesn’t mean it always is; in fact, sometimes, it’s downright tedious. This great video follows a landscape photographer as he discusses how the job isn’t always as great as we make it out to be and why that’s still ok. Coming to you from Mike Perea Photography, this awesome video…

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Three Simple Reasons to Return to the Same Location – Photography Article

Returning to the same landscape photography location several times can vastly improve your photos. Here are three reasons to why returning is a good idea. As I have managed to make a living from landscape photography, where running tours and workshops make up a substantial amount of my income, I get to return to the same locations several times a year. One of these locations is the characteristic sea stack arch Drangarnir in the Faroe Islands. So far, I have…

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500px Blog » 23 Landscape Photography Tips From A Pro – Photography Article

Landscapes may be a popular subject among photographers, but it takes a lot of mastery, patience, and a certain frame of mind to capture imagery that will really stir the viewers’ emotions and minds. Just ask photographer Iurie Belegurschi, whose own jaw-dropping landscapes never fail to amaze us. In this 500px ISO exclusive, Iurie shares his personal tips that will help you improve your landscape photography from scouting locations to gear recommendations. Scroll down for a Q&A with Iurie—followed by…

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500px Blog » [Aerial Photography] The Most Breathtaking Views Of Beautiful Earth From Above – Photography Article

Take in the beauty of the planet we call home with these majestic views shot from above. As we celebrate the many diverse landscapes that make up the Earth, let’s think about the ways we can conserve and save these fragile environments from their total destruction in our hands. (And then just go and do it.) Ready to fly? Scroll down—it’s awesome at the top! Can’t get enough? Browse some more lovely landscapes from the top. You Might Also Like…

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500px Blog » 8 post-processing tips for creating beautiful landscape photos – Photography Article

Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website. You can also check out his exclusive tutorials on 500px ISO here. In this tutorial, Jimmy shares his expert tips and videos on post-processing landscape photos. Read on and get inspired! There is nothing quite like the power of a stunning seascape or landscape…

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Top Five Photography Spots in the Dolomites – Photography Article

There’s no denying that Italy’s Dolomites are stunning. This monumental mountain range in northeastern Italy is an idyllic playground for both outdoor adventurers and those seeking a taste of the region’s cultural heritage.  But given the size of the Dolomite range — the 18 peaks cover 350,000 acres (141,640 hectares) — it can be tough to figure out exactly where to go and what to shoot. Here are five favorite spots in the Dolomites explored by me over the years.…

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Five Awesome Summer Landscape Photography Ideas – Photography Article

Summertime can be a bit tricky for landscape photographers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great shots during the warm weather. This excellent video shows you five great landscape photo ideas for summer. Coming to you from Mark Denney, this video details five great ideas for summertime landscape photography. Landscape photographers often lament the arrival of summer, as despite the nice weather, it can actually be the least visually interesting of the four seasons. That being said, that doesn’t…

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Apps That Will Add a New Level of Intelligence to Your Photographs. – Photography Article

If you’ve ever wondered what plant is in the foreground of your last magical landscape image, there’s a few apps out there that can help. Those apps can also keep you from trampling rare and endangered species and habitat to get that epic Instagram shot, and along the way you’ll end up learning a few Latin names… maybe.The first app I use the most and can identify countless species of plants and animals is iNaturalist. The built in artificial intelligence…

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Use an Interesting Foreground for Your Landscape Photo – Photography Article

When photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens, you probably want something in the foreground, to give the photo some extra depth. It can make your landscape photo more interesting to look at. Just make sure your foreground subject is interesting enough. There are a few ingredients that make a good landscape photo. Good light is obvious, perhaps even the most important of all. But also a good composition with leading lines and an interesting location can make or break a photo. We often…

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What Can You Accomplish With a Barebones DSLR? – Photography Article

Professional photography gear has become good enough to handle almost any situation you can throw at it. But how about budget gear? This great video takes a look at how far you can push a basic DSLR and kit lens and if it can stand up to the demands of a professional photographer.  Coming to you from DP Review and featuring Nigel Danson, this awesome video follows Danson as he works with a Canon SL3 DSLR and kit lens. The SL3 is…

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Summer Is Not as Bad as You Think for Landscape Photography – Photography Article

Summer has a bad rep among landscape photographers for being the worst season for photographing landscapes. However, as with everything else, it is not that black and white. In his latest video, English landscape photographer Nigel Danson shows how he uses summer to his advantage. The main point is to go scouting and preparing for autumn and winter, where conditions are usually a bit more interesting. What you need to think about and have in mind when you scout is pre-visualization.…

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Shooting High-Res Thermal Photos of Iceland to Show Nature at Work – Photography Article

A computer vision engineer by day and photographer by night, I never take the path most traveled, especially when it comes to imaging technology. Thermal cameras are one of the most interesting types of cameras, and while they are widely used in industrial, scientific, and military applications, they are largely untouched and unknown to the general public. Thermal cameras aren’t your average infrared camera, which sees light in the 0.8-1.7 micron range of wavelengths, depending on the sensor technology. On…

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Good Photography Decisions Start With Pre-Visualization – Photography Article

One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.Pre-Visualization is seeing an image in your mind, what does that really mean? That means thinking about an image all the way through and…

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Extreme Angles Assignment Winner Tom Elenbaas – Photography Article

By Staff Published July 10, 2019 Congratulations to Tom Elenbaas for winning the recent Extreme Angles Assignment with the image, “Secret Slick Rock Sunset.” See more of Tom Elenbaas work at www.tomelenbaas.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the image gallery below. And check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Secret Slick Rock Sunset” By Tom Elenbaas “There’s an area in Sedona, Arizona, known as ‘Secret Slick Rock,’” says Elenbaas. “While it may…

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Three Tips for Photographing in Very Wet Conditions – Photography Article

It is hard to photograph in both rain and around waterfalls. Here are five tips on how to get the shot. Have you ever photographed in rain or around waterfalls with a lot of water spray in the air, not to mention along the coast with sea spray? One thing is to compose your photo and nailing the settings, another is to not ruin your camera or having water all over the front element. Tip 1: Bring the Right Gear…

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Why This Photographer No Longer Uses Sliders to Edit His Images – Photography Article

There is a veritable plethora of ways to edit any image, and each method has its own benefits and drawbacks. This interesting videos discusses why one photographer chose to stop editing using sliders, instead relying solely on local adjustments.  Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this fascinating video follows him as he discusses why he edits his images solely with local adjustments now. While this may take a bit longer, I find it to be quite the intriguing method. The…

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A Helpful Tutorial on Finding Compositions in Landscape Photography – Photography Article

There are many difficult aspects of landscape photography, but perhaps one of the trickiest to master is the art of composition. This helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for finding and refining compositions in landscape photography. Coming to you from Gary Gough, this great video will show you how to find better compositions in landscape photography and how to carefully fine-tune them to improve your work. Composition is a particularly tricky subject. Whereas you can objectively quantify…

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Use Your Photographic Skills in Another Genre and Test How Good You Really Are – Photography Article

Is it possible to transfer whatever you have learned in one genre of photography to another? In my latest video, I visit tulip field. Beside the classic vista photo of the converging rows of tulips, flower photography is far from what I usually do. I mainly focus on the big epic vistas from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, so trying something new was both refreshing and interesting. I believe the basic visual aesthetics and tools you use for composing a…

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What to Do When You Just Don’t Have Anything Worth Photographing – Photography Article

Have you ever made the effort to go out and look for something beautiful to photograph, only to find that it just wasn’t happening for you? Like many of us, Steve O’Nions has, and instead of just chalking it up to failure, he tells us why it’s ok to not get it every now and then. Let’s face it: some days, we just don’t feel it. The lighting, the landscape, the weather, the sky; sometimes it just isn’t working for…

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Helpful Tips for Landscape Photography at Longer Focal Lengths – Photography Article

When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of wide angle lenses for the majority of shots, but there’s more to life than just shorter focal lengths. This helpful video will give you some great tips for creating landscape images with longer focal length lenses. Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video offers some insight on how to shoot landscape photos with telephoto lenses. Most landscape photography is shot with wide angle lenses, as these give the photographer…

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Seven Helpful Landscape Photography Composition Tips – Photography Article

Good composition is one of the subtler and trickier aspects of landscape photography, and it goes far beyond just memorizing a few heuristic guides such as the rule of thirds. This excellent video will give you seven advanced composition tips to improve your landscape photos. Coming to you from Photo Tom, this excellent video discusses seven tips to improve the compositions of your landscape photos. Composition is often the trickiest part to master, as it’s a bit nebulous and can’t…

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Photographer Jack Dykinga Celebrates 100 Years of Grand Canyon National Park – Photography Article

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of The Grand Canyon’s designation as a National Park, but for Arizona resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Jack Dykinga, that’s not the only milestone to celebrate this year. For Dykinga, this summer also marks the 5th anniversary of his life-saving double lung transplant. Both occasions are being celebrated in the summer-long exhibition Jack Dykinga: The Grand Canyon National Park (1919-2019) at Tucson, Arizona’s Etherton Gallery. The Grand Canyon has played a significant role in Jack…

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Fstoppers Reviews Topaz Adjust AI: Does AI Really Help With Editing? – Photography Article

My colleague Ryan Mense just gave us the announcement from Topaz about their new AI based filters called Topaz Adjust AI, and I wanted to give them a try. I’m always conflicted about AI in photography, preferring to make my own adjustments. On the other hand, AI is getting better, and can sometimes give you a starting place from which you can adjust more. It also can draw new photographers into the beginnings of serious editing, and if these AI filters…

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