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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Starting with our favorite interactive map for predicting fall color changes, we’ve compiled a list of five maps that will help lead to you just exactly the right spot to photograph autumn leaves. And if you’re a Fall Leaf Grinch, we have some new ideas that might give you back a little spark.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Macro photography is always a lot of fun, whether you’re shooting budding flowers in spring, the creepy crawlies of summer, colorful leaves in autumn, or the magical snowflakes of winter. Capturing great close-ups doesn’t require much in the way of specialized gear, but it’s important to know what you’re doing. And that’s what this tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are important for all types of photography, and that’s especially true when shooting animals in the wild. Some photographers prefer to activate autofocus with their trigger finger on the shutter release button, while others swear by a method known as “back button focus.” So which approach works best? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

One fail-safe technique for making images that elicit oohs and aahs is to shoot with a long exposure to smooth out motion and create a unique, ethereal effect. And the tutorial below provides five helpful tips for nailing long-exposure photographs with ease.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 07, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're just starting out in photography but don't know where to begin, the below video from Mango Street is a great place to start. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we shared the views of a Dutch pro, insisting that a telephoto lens is often a better choice for landscape photography than a wide-angle lens. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper, with the following tutorial on how to choose the best focal length when photographing the great outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

According to landscape pro Mark Denney, there are six essential editing skills that every landscape photographer should know.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you down in the dumps because of these troubled times, with your inspiration running low? We have the perfect antidote: Ansel Adams. We guarantee that the following video, illustrating how Adams’ work changed photography forever, will cheer you up and provide a much-need jolt of creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers are under the impression than a wide-angle lens is the best choice for landscape photography because of the expansive vistas involved. But according to acclaimed pro Mads Peter Iversen, going long often results in better images.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

I have never doubted the power of black-and-white photography, and this conviction was confirmed on a November day in Boulder, Colorado.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On the one hand, telephotos allow you to reimagine a landscape photograph by zeroing in on a few specific details to create an artistic composition. On the other hand, if you make a mistake in composing a scene with a long lens, it can ruin the image.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, as are opportunities for warm weather landscape photography. So if you want to capture a few more spectacular summer sunset images, now is the time.

Jess Santos  |  Aug 24, 2020  |  0 comments

I have always held a deep fascination with the cosmos. As a child, I would look up at the stars and gaze in sheer wonder. Our ancient ancestors used the stars to guide their journeys and told stories of celestial beings hiding amongst the deep blue of the night sky, nestled between thousands of twinkling lights. So naturally, when I first began in photography, astrophotography was high on my list to learn.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Polarizing filters make pictures look like they were taken at either the North Pole or the South Pole. Rotating the Polarizing filter shifts the appearance from North Pole to South Pole and back again. They are not always used to photograph Polar Bears; it’s easy to understand the confusion, but there are no Polar Bears at the South Pole. Polarizers are important because our ice masses are disappearing, melting away and raising the sea level around Miami. When the ice caps are gone, the only way we’ll have to recreate them—or Miami, for that matter—is with Photoshop.

Okay, I made some of this up. But I do know how Polarizers work and why you should use one. Please read on…

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Telephoto lenses can come in handy for landscape photography when you want to add some variety to your standard wide-angle scenic shots. Using a telephoto correctly for landscapes, however, can be tricky for some beginner photographers.

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