How many times have you returned from what you felt was a productive photography trip only to find that some of the compositions of your favorite images weren’t exactly what you expected? This happens to me rather frequently, but fortunately for us, we have access to one of the best Lightroom tools for improving composition in our photos: the Crop tool!
Every photo genre has its arsenal of accessories. Portrait photographers choose light modifiers; macro photographers have extension tubes and sports photographers walk with monopods to support heavy telephoto lenses out in the field. Similarly, landscape photographers pack a few accessories to help them work with the natural environment, time of day and elements to maximize their time. Here are a few key accessories that you will want to leave in your camera bag.
In this article, you will witness a portrait shootout between a landscape photographer and a portrait photographer. Who do you think will capture the best portrait images?
Got a minute? This awesome tutorial will show you how to easily add a nice pop of saturation to a landscape photo in record time using Photoshop.
Using a graduated neutral density (GND) filter is fairly easy and doesn’t require any advanced techniques in post-production, but the easiest option isn’t always the best choice; due to the filter’s transition being horizontal, anything above the distinction will be darkened and anything below will be left alone.
This is a good solution when there’s a flat horizon, but what do we do when there are mountains projecting above it? What do we do when there are large trees in the image? Using a GND filter means that they’ll be darkened as well. That’s something we want to avoid.
Your bags are packed and you’re heading to an amazing national park to capture lakes surrounded by mountains or secluded sand dunes towering hundreds of feet in the air. What are the best lenses for your soon-to-be epic photography trip?
Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography has been building a following by documenting his photographic journey through his vlogs and video tutorials. In his newest video, he gives us his list of absolute must-have focal lengths for shooting landscapes. Though Karnacz shoots Canon, these lens focal lengths are in every camera brand’s system of lenses or available from third-party lens companies like Tamron.
Photographer Reuben Wu was at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona last week shooting photos for his gorgeous Lux Noctis project (landscapes at night illuminated by drone-mounted LEDs) when he captured something unexpected: the exhaust plume of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that launched during the day.
“I managed to capture the dissipating exhaust plume of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it left the Earth’s atmosphere,” Wu tells PetaPixel. “Had no idea it was launching that night so it was a tremendous surprise to see it fly into my shot.”… Read More