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Avoid These Common Circular Polarizer Mistakes

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Avoid These Common Circular Polarizer Mistakes

photo by 0804Creative via iStock Using a circular polarizer when shooting landscape photos has become a de-facto standard.   But, here’s the truth. Not all landscape shots need or should use a circular polarizer. Sometimes, using a circular polarizer can actually ruin your otherwise great outdoor shots. So, when should you use one? And what common circular polarizer mistakes should you avoid? Let’s find out. What Does a Circular Polarizer Do? Let’s first understand the benefits of using a circular polarizer. As the video above by Brain Matiash explains, there are mainly three reasons to use a circular polarizer. Using the filter: Helps reduce any...

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Want Better Landscape Photos? Invest in Neutral Density Filters

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Want Better Landscape Photos? Invest in Neutral Density Filters

I’ve always loved photographing landscapes, but it wasn’t until well into my photography hobby that I finally picked up some neutral density filters. I was concerned that they would be hard to use - after all, I’d have to do math to determine the appropriate shutter speed for the filter I was using. And since I don’t understand math, I just went without ND filters. But, eventually, I put my big boy pants on and started using ND filters and haven’t looked back. Let’s explore some of the ways that an ND filter can benefit your landscape photos. How to...

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Basic Landscape Photography Composition Tips

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Basic Landscape Photography Composition Tips

Photo by 🧔 Michal Kmeť on Unsplash It took me quite a few years as a beginner photographer to understand the importance of landscape photography composition tips. I made a ton of mistakes as a beginning landscape photographer: I tried to cram too much into each photo, I relied too heavily on the “perfect” lighting, and I didn’t understand how to compose a landscape photo at all. Then I decided to get serious about improving my compositions, and the following tips helped me achieve that goal. Table of Contents Landscape Photography Composition Tips: Use Your Foreground to Your Advantage Landscape Photography Composition Tips:...

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How to Increase the Wow Factor of Wide-Angle Landscape Photography

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How to Increase the Wow Factor of Wide-Angle Landscape Photography

photo by 1111IESPDJ via iStock Ask anyone that typically photographs landscapes what kind of lens they use, and many of them will answer with “wide-angle.” It makes sense that wide-angle lenses are so popular for landscapes - they enable you to capture details near and far, highlight foreground interest, and include both the landscape and the sky above with great ease.  However, with such a wide view, the smaller details of a landscape (and the story you want to tell about the landscape) can get lost. With these wide-angle landscape photography tips, you can ensure your photos have the wow factor they...

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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

Not all that long ago, I used a complete ND filter kit - I had five rectangular ND filters and a filter holder to carry around. I’m not knocking the performance of that filter kit because it was great. But eventually I got tired of having all that stuff in my camera bag. I also got tired of constantly attaching the filter holder, unattaching it, inserting filters, swapping filters out, and so forth. That’s when I decided a variable ND filter was the way to go. In this article, learn what a variable ND filter is and how variable ND...

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