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What are the best lenses for landscape photography?

Often beginner photographers tend to ask the wrong sort of questions. I am not blaming them as they are too naive to understand that simply buying the best piece of gear is not going to guarantee the best images. Photography is a synergy of the right tools with the right skillsets. You can eliminate the technology part and still be able to get good image s. but if you don’t have the right skills, no amount of quality gear will make up for it. Okay, that caveat out of the way, now we can concentrate on the topic of discussion today. We are going to look at the best lenses for landscape photography. Ansel Adams, the legendary photographer and the...

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The Best Filters for Landscape Photography

A few years ago, before smartphones became a serious competitor to traditional cameras and instant filters came into existence, photographers used an array of optical filters to transform their images. Filters were in existence before smartphones and for that matter even before digital cameras came into existence. Back then photographers had very little opportunity to retouch their images during post-processing. That had to rely on their skills and the tools that they could use during the process of image making to make the image as close to what they wanted right in the camera. This is what necessitated the use of optical filters. These days, unfortunately, not many photographers use filters, at least not for the optical reasons. They rely...

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10 Essential Tips for Northern Lights Photography

Northern Lights photography is an exciting but also challenging discipline. Here are 10 of the most important tips that will help you to create memorable images of this wonderful phenomena. If you post-process your photos in Adobe Lightroom, see also the Lightroom Presets for Northern Lights Photography. Place the camera on a tripod and ensure the tripod is well secured to forstall the effect of the wind which might want to pull it down. Set your camera on manual focus and select the manual setting on the menu. Use the camera’s timer or remote control to set for 2 or 10 second’s release. When you press the reklease button yourself it will create unsteady images. Open your lens and select the lowest...

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5 Long Exposure Tips for Landscape Photography

Whether you know the term or not, you've most likely come across the breathtaking photos it offers. Long exposure photography is reminiscent of comfortably surreal paintings and soothing works of art that compel the viewer to stop and ponder for a while. In this part of the photography realm, landscapes consist of moving oceans, dreamy horizons, and soft waterfalls. In a nutshell, long exposure uses slow shutter speeds to sharply capture stationary objects and blur moving ones. This creates a dreamy and even-looking effect, something that is highly valued by photographers and enthusiasts alike. Here are five tips on how to master this exciting photography genre. Have the right equipment Thankfully, long exposure photography doesn't demand lots of complicated equipment....

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A Compact Guide to Stunning Landscape Photography

Ever wondered what makes an absolutely stunning landscape image? Is it contrast? Or is it the extensive depth of field or the sharpness that extends from one corner of the image to the other? Or is the resolution of the image? Or maybe something more complicated like extensive post-processing? Well, the thing about photography and especially landscape photography, is that your eyes see something completely different to what the camera sensor records. Your eyes continuously adjusts for the dynamic range across the scene. So it sees a much more contrasty image compared to what the camera captures in a single frame. Additionally, when your eyes move across the scene, it continuously adjusts focus. Therefore the brain records a much larger...

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