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How to Use a Neutral Density Filter
WHAT IS A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER?

A neutral density filter (ND filter) is simply a filter that’s cuts the amount of light that enters your camera’s lens. They are most commonly used in landscape photography when a photographer wants to create a longer exposures than what would normally be possible using just the camera’s internal settings...

How to photograph from a helicopter


Shooting from the air can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a photographer can have. In this article I’ll explain how to photograph from a helicopter and achieve amazing results...

How to Insure your Camera Gear


Accidents are inevitable in all facets of our lives. Owning an expensive camera accompanied with an assortment of lenses is a liability that all photographers must confront. Leading nearly thirty workshops per year for the past five years, I’ve seen just about every camera accident that you can think of...

Photoshop vs Zerene Stacker

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The delicate petals of a purple flower reflect on a black glass to create a clean and minimalistic photograph that is both striking and modern. This still life image represents both beauty and fragility © Mike Wardynski Photography

WHAT IS FOCUS STACKING?

Before digging into the Photoshop vs Zerene Stacker challenge, I’d like to give a brief introduction to what focus stacking is...

HOW TO PROPERLY IMPORT PHOTOS INTO LIGHTROOM CC CLASSIC


Processing images is an essential part of photography but before you can dive into the editing process, you need to understand how to properly import your photos into Lightroom CC Classic. If you do not follow a few basic rules, you will almost certainly loose track of your images...

5 Pro Tips for Landscape Photography

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Wharariki Beach is the northern most part of the southern island of New Zealand. Just off of the shore is a group of rocks known as the Archway Islands...

Make Dreamy Landscapes in Photoshop with Oniric Plugin

In the world of digital photography, post processing is just as important as finding the right composition and pressing the shutter button. In landscape photography it is the photographer’s job to invoke a feeling or emotion within the viewer as if they are actually standing in the location that the photo was taken...

10 Truths of Landscape Photography

Here are 10 landscape photography tips that every photographer should understand in order to build a powerful portfolio.

1. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SUFFER.

Sorry to be bearer of bad news, but you often have to suffer to get the shot...

10 More Truths of Landscape Photography
1. YOU CAN’T MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK GOOD ALL OF THE TIME

I’ll start with the what seems like an obvious statement, yet many photographers get hung up when they come away from a shoot without a five star image...

Hidden Lightroom features in the Library Module

There’s no question that Adobe Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo editing software. Underneath the surface are numerous hidden features that many people overlook. From secret key commands to overlooked menu items, I’m going to shed some light of the industry’s leading photo editing software...

Hidden Lightroom features in the Develop Module

The Develop module in Adobe Lightroom CC Classic is fairly straight forward. With a little bit of poking around, a modestly computer savvy photographer can make some pretty decent edits with relatively little

knowledge of the software...

The Best Phone Apps for Landscape Photographers


There’s no question that smart phones have made planning our photographic adventures much easier. There seems to be an endless number of apps available, but which ones are the best? This list contains a few of my “can’t live without” photography apps that I find myself using on a regular basis...

How to Simulate Long Exposures in Photoshop

Long Exposure photography is thrilling because the camera is creating something that the eye cannot see. Traditionally, neutral density filters are used to create long exposures but a similar effect can easily be achieved with with editing software...

How to Choose a Digital Camera

There’s a lot to consider when purchasing a camera. I suggest asking yourself the following questions to start off with.

1. What is my budget? This question alone will greatly help to narrow the field for you...