Master Your Exposure by Visualizing Your Image

byKevin Landwer-Johan This is How I Take Photographs #6 – Master Your Exposure Every photographer wants to master your exposure. To master your exposure takes an awareness of light. You also must practice with your camera in manual mode to become proficient. Light is the essence of photography. Without light, you simply cannot take a …

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What Makes A Good Photo? – Five Key Elements

Camera: Nikon D700, Lens: 180mm, Settings: f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 400 byKevin Landwer-Johan What are the qualities of a good photograph? Many photographers struggle with this question. A good subject does not make a good photograph. A good camera doesn’t either. Good photographers make good photographs. But what makes a good photographer? A good photographer …

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Color techniques in blending modes

A Lexicon of Post-Processing Terms in Landscape Photography Today Thursday, October 27th, 2016   Landscape photographers are increasingly turning toward more interpretive modes of presentation in order to express their own ideas about the scenes that they encounter. New techniques in field work and related digital processing have fueled this development, often enabling photographers to produce …

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7 Landscape Photography Mistakes That Could be Ruining Your Photos

A Post By: Chris Corradino If your photos aren’t turning out the way you expect them to, new gear is not necessarily the answer. In fact, chances are you are making one of these seven common mistakes. Don’t be discouraged though; just as a musician needs time to refine their skills, so does a photographer. …

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When Does a Photograph Need a Focal Point

by Michael Frye | Aug 2, 2015 | Composition | When doing critiques I often encounter otherwise-wonderful images, with simple, strong compositions, great light, and nice color, but lacking an essential ingredient: a focal point. Viewers need something to latch onto, and if they don’t find it right away they feel lost. You have to …

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3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

A Post By: Gavin Hardcastle Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people love the most. These are quick and easy tricks that work for most image processing situations. If you’ve got your exposure, aperture, focus and white balance all correct …

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Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography

A Post By: Jeff Guyer In landscape photography, just as in portraits, fashion, products, or any other subject matter, accurate color capture is crucial. What makes it so much more difficult with landscapes, however, is the wider disparity in dynamic range, not only between foreground and background elements, but primarily between the upper and lower …

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Start Shooting: 5 Beginning Photography Tips

Posted by Laurence Norah // Nov 12, 2014 Let’s face it, everyone would like to take better photos. But as a beginner, photography can seem a bit daunting. There are loads of technical terms and a vast choice of equipment — and that’s before you’ve even pressed the button and had to wonder about things …

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