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Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

Landscape photography tips for all seasons

Don’t believe that there is any subject that can’t be photographed in an interesting way—it is just a matter of knowing enough to be able to take advantage of each situation and keeping an open […]

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Keep your eye on the horizon

Thinking about where your horizon will appear in the frame, and how your subject might interact with it, is vital when shooting landscapes. When taking pictures with a subject in the foreground, always make sure […]

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Stretching boundaries in landscape editing

The minimising effect a wide-angle lens can have on distant elements can be a drawback when photographing certain subjects, such as a sweeping landscape with mountains on the horizon and no particular focal point in […]

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The magic of long exposure photography

‘Embracing the future as present joins past.’ It’s a phrase that summarises the notion of long exposure photography. 3.2-second exposure at ƒ/22 and ISO 100. Imagine standing in the gathering twilight on a beach, photographing […]

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What's your point of view?

Knowing when, how, and why to alter your perspective, and therefore change your point of view, when taking photos is an important element of good composition. Frequently, it pays to stray from the norm, whether […]

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What is the golden ratio?

Warning: maths ahead! But hang on in there—it’s fascinating maths! The golden ratio, symbolised by the Greek letter Phi, has a value of approximately 1.618. Artists have used this ratio as a basis for composition […]

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To everything there is a season

To everything there is a season, and with your camera there is hardly a better way to record and enjoy the change from winter to spring to summer to autumn, and back to winter again. […]

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A photographer's guide to filters

Filters were an indispensable part of every serious photographer’s arsenal before the days of Photoshop, as pictures had to be as close to perfect in-camera as possible. While contrast and colour can be adjusted in […]

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Northern lights photography: a how-to

While inhabitants of the northern regions of the world may not always be envied for the weather they have to put up with, there is one exception: the aurora borealis, or ‘northern lights’. If weather […]

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