Professional photography gear has become good enough to handle almost any situation you can throw at it. But how about budget gear? This great video takes a look at how far you can push a basic DSLR and kit lens and if it can stand up to the demands of a professional photographer.
A computer vision engineer by day and photographer by night, I never take the path most traveled, especially when it comes to imaging technology. Thermal cameras are one of the most interesting types of cameras, and while they are widely used in industrial, scientific, and military applications, they are largely untouched and unknown to the general public.
Thermal cameras aren’t your average infrared camera, which sees light in the 0.8-1.7 micron range of wavelengths, depending on the sensor technology. On the other hand, thermal cameras pick up infrared light in the 7-14 micron range, which allows them to
One percent of great photographs are simple luck, being at the right place and time with a camera… the other 99% are the result of good decisions. One could even argue that a large number of the one percenters made the right decision to be in that place at that time and carry their camera. Good decisions start with pre-visualization.
When photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens, you probably want something in the foreground, to give the photo some extra depth. It can make your landscape photo more interesting to look at. Just make sure your foreground subject is interesting enough.
There is a veritable plethora of ways to edit any image, and each method has its own benefits and drawbacks. This interesting videos discusses why one photographer chose to stop editing using sliders, instead relying solely on local adjustments.
There are many difficult aspects of landscape photography, but perhaps one of the trickiest to master is the art of composition. This helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for finding and refining compositions in landscape photography.
When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of wide angle lenses for the majority of shots, but there’s more to life than just shorter focal lengths. This helpful video will give you some great tips for creating landscape images with longer focal length lenses.
Good composition is one of the subtler and trickier aspects of landscape photography, and it goes far beyond just memorizing a few heuristic guides such as the rule of thirds. This excellent video will give you seven advanced composition tips to improve your landscape photos.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of The Grand Canyon’s designation as a National Park, but for Arizona resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Jack Dykinga, that’s not the only milestone to celebrate this year. For Dykinga, this summer also marks the 5th anniversary of his life-saving double lung transplant. Both occasions are being celebrated in the summer-long exhibition Jack Dykinga: The Grand Canyon National Park (1919-2019) at Tucson, Arizona’s Etherton Gallery.
There are lots of myths out there about photography that can end up holding you back if you listen to them, and it’s important to avoid falling prey to them. This great video discusses seven such myths in landscape photography and sets the record straight on what it’s really like.
Have you ever made the effort to go out and look for something beautiful to photograph, only to find that it just wasn’t happening for you? Like many of us, Steve O’Nions has, and instead of just chalking it up to failure, he tells us why it’s ok to not get it every now and then.
Have you taken beautiful landscape photos at Lofoten, the Faroe Islands, or Iceland? Or perhaps you only dream about trips to these breathtaking locations. Don’t worry; perhaps the best landscape photo you will ever shoot is in your home town, just around the corner.
We all make mistakes. They are part of the learning process, and if we want to improve, we have to accept that we’ll make plenty of them. Photographers are no different, but there’s one big mistake I see so many photographers make time and time again, yet it’s so avoidable.