How FOREGROUNDS Can Make or Break Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

by John Stapel

Should you emphasize the foreground in landscape photos, strive to balance nearby objects with those in the distance, or eliminate the foreground altogether? That obviously depends upon the scene. The tutorial below explains how to make this important decision for the best possible results. Dani...

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7 Quick Landscape Photography Reminders

by Ann de Bruyn

Nature photography encompasses a lot of subtopics. Abstracts, macro, wildlife, landscapes, star trails, astrophotography, environmental and so much more. Then, factor in that each of these subtopics encompasses further subdivisions. It’s no wonder many nature photographers specialize in just on...

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Jeff Freestone – Portrait of a Photographer

by Ann de Bruyn

Autumn Fall The pursuit of nature and landscape photography can take on many forms and the paths we take can be about different things for different people. Some of us just like to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding relief and mental comfort in the solitude and serenity th...

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Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 13, 2022 Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Long Legs” by Douglas Croft. Location: MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa. “Our guide drove into a ravine so we would be able to shoot up at this beautiful cat,” explains Croft. Want to get your ima...

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8 Tips for Impactful Street Photography Lighting

by John Stapel

Lighting is a key component of great street photography. After all, by carefully working with the light, you can capture shadowy photos, silhouettes, upbeat shots, ethereal images, and so much more. But what type of street photography lighting is best? And how can you use it to your advantag...

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5 Quick Tips for Captivating Bird Photos (VIDEO)

by John Stapel

The great thing about bird photography is that you can often make amazing images in your backyard if you don’t have a nature preserve nearby. In the video below you’ll learn five easy tips for shooting captivating photographs of birds, whether you’re at home or shooting in the field. Nikon Ambas...

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5 Food Photography Tips to Instantly Improve Your Images

by John Stapel

In this article, I explain five simple but effective techniques to seriously level up your food photography. I also provide plenty of before/after examples, so you can see how each tip will affect your photos in practical situations. These are the exact techniques I use to capture consistent...

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Natural Landscape Photography Awards Book

by Ann de Bruyn

My last few weeks of 2021 were spent immersed in the world of photography books. And, for a change, I wasn’t looking at other people’s books but designing one of my own. Well, our own, because I refer to the Natural Landscape Photography Awards that I run with Matt Payne, Alex Nail and Rajesh Jyoth...

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Five Keys To Better Images

by Ann de Bruyn

A plethora of articles, photo tips, blogs and more have been composed offering readers the keys to better images. I’m one who writes about that topic weekly as I enjoy sharing what I know, hoping it does assist those who read my Tip of the Week. I’ve been a teacher all my life and will continue to...

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Subscribers 4×4 Portfolios

by Ann de Bruyn

Dipak Chowdhury Photography is a passion that I nurture alongside my day job as a research manager. I have been actively creating images since 2008. All of my work is with a 35mm digital camera. My work requires a lot of travel. I carry my camera if I can make time to go out and make images....

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Revealing The Invisible

by Ann de Bruyn

Entrance to Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2020. 590nm infrared. Canon EOS R, Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at 47mm. Exposure: 1/1600 sec., ƒ/7.1, ISO 400. I fell in love with photography in 1974—or, more to the point, I became infatuated with working in the darkroom. My images were not an...

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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Slow Shutter

by John Stapel

Well hello there 2022! 2022 is going to be great, right? Well, we hope yours has started well regardless of what’s going on around the world! Now, there was a suggestion that we mix in, rather than just regular themes, some more technical themes and that those that might be a bit scared at the thou...

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