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Carl Heilman II

Mirror lock-up, a useful tool

The quest for pin-sharp images, especially when having to use long exposures, is greatly helped by using tripods and remote releases, but there’s also mirror lock-up to give you a hand, too. Working with a […]

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Magically misty photos

Light falling on mist, fog, and virga adds different moods and textures to the landscape, and the hues and tonal contrasts change with whatever light is in the atmosphere. These sun shafts on the mist […]

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Freehand landscape photography techniques

The best landscapes are almost always shot with the camera on a tripod so you can best control camera stability, composition, depth of field, and bracketing for HDR. However, digital technology and stabilised lenses have […]

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Lens flare: how to avoid it your landscape photos

Lens flare occurs when a bright light source, such as the sun, is shining directly into the front of the lens. The more directly the lens is pointed toward the light source, the greater the […]

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Evoking emotion in your landscape photos

A photograph that has the power to evoke an emotional response has the greatest impact on the viewer. There are many different aspects of composition that help stir a person’s emotions. Each has its own […]

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Creating the third dimension in landscape images

Taking a photograph that you can ‘walk into’ is a fun challenge, especially as the most important principle to remember is that a camera records a landscape on media that has only two dimensions. Our […]

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Visualise, compose, shoot

Visualize, compose, and shoot: it’s the same three-step process you should go through with almost every photograph that you take. Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, MT The first step—visualization—is all about becoming aware of the […]

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Giving your landscape photos a sense of place

For many landscape photographers, the aim of their images is to re-create the feeling of place—to portray how special and unique a place is, and to evoke the sensation of being there at the time […]

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Using artifical light in landscape photography

Landscape photography may be all about the light, but it can also be about the lighting. For anyone who is a natural light purist, and wouldn’t consider using a flash or other light source to […]

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When in doubt, bracket

You’ve found your scene, you’ve set the composition, now you have to nail the exposure to bring your landscape to life. The contrast in your scene can sometimes make it tricky to capture the highlights […]

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Understanding the relationship between aperture, focal length, and depth-of-field

It’s fairly easy to think that all landscape photography demands a small aperture and a huge depth-of-field to get everything in your scene into focus. But in fact, you might not necessarily want everything in […]

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