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Prepare for great landscapes

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Anonymous, 24 October 2007 14:05

Don’t just grab your kit and head for the hills – think about where you’re going, when you should be there and what you should take. Always check the weather forecast. Light, cloud and weather conditions are key aspects of landscape photography, so the weather forecast should be top of your checklist before you travel. The BBC and Met Office ...

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Prepare for great landscapes

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Anonymous, 24 October 2007 14:05

Don’t just grab your kit and head for the hills – think about where you’re going, when you should be there and what you should take. Always check the weather forecast. Light, cloud and weather conditions are key aspects of landscape photography, so the weather forecast should be top of your checklist before you travel. The BBC and Met Office ...

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How to shoot urban landscapes

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Anonymous, 24 October 2007 09:02

You don’t have to head out into the countryside to get great images. There are loads of picture opportunities among the crowds, landmarks and buildings much closer to the towns and cities where most of us live.  The first thing to bear in mind, when working in any busy town or city, is that pedestrians and traffic will be hard ...

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Framing the view

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Anonymous, 22 October 2007 14:52

Good composition is about selecting the best part of a scene then finding the right camera position and lens to make the most of it. Some of this will be determined by the subject you're shooting, but there are a few simple rules that can help you out. 1. Use your feet. Don't just park the car and expect to ...

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Tilting ND grads

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Anonymous, 19 September 2007 15:50

Most photographers think of an ND grad as a tool to hold back the exposure in the sky so the grey part is in the top half and the clear zone is in the bottom half, that’s not the way it has to be. You can position the grad so the grey area is holding back a brighter foreground – ...

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Landscape locations

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Anonymous, 14 September 2007 11:12

Practicing your landscape skills on familiar locations is a great way to learn, but unless you have Glen Etive or Saltwick Bay on your doorstep you’ll soon exhaust the potential of your local area. Finding and getting the most from new locations is a great way of spicing up your landscape photography, but how do you find them? Every landscape ...

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Understanding light for landscapes

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Anonymous, 14 September 2007 11:05

Recognising which weather conditions will result in the best pictures is the key to great landscape photography. Learning to read the weather and knowing when the best light will be are two of the keys to improving your pictures. And it goes without saying that before you splash out on travelling to amazing destinations you really need to learn how ...

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Frame your landscapes better

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Anonymous, 14 September 2007 11:01

Good composition is all about selecting the best part of the scene in front of you and arranging the elements in the view you’ve chosen. Some of this is personal interpretation, and will be determined by the subject you are shooting. But there are a few simple rules that can help you out. Learn these and use them at the ...

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Get to know your camera controls for landscapes

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Anonymous, 14 September 2007 10:54

To get great pictures, you’ve got to know how your camera works. Yes really. Natural light and conditions can change really quickly, so before you head out to get your images you need to be able to use your camera quickly and with confidence. There are times for experimenting with different settings, but for now you simply need to know ...

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