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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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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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The Best Travel Photography Lens

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The Best Travel Photography Lens

photo by DieterMeyrl via iStock When you’re traveling, the last thing you want to do is take all of your camera gear. Aside from the obvious benefits of not having to carry around a ton of stuff, airlines have made it maddeningly difficult (and expensive) to get your stuff from one place to the next. So, if you could only take one lens with you on the trip of a lifetime, what would it be?  For me, and many other photographers, for that matter, it would be the 24-70mm f/2.8. Let’s explore just a few benefits of this best travel photography lens....

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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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5 Landscape Photography Tips for Vastly Improved Photos

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5 Landscape Photography Tips for Vastly Improved Photos

Photo by Luca Bravo via Unsplash When I began my landscape photography journey, I knew next to nothing (as is the case when you’re just starting out!). I didn’t know that I could practice in my own backyard with the equipment I had on hand. Then, when I began to hone my craft, I didn’t know anything about landscape photography-centric gear. For example, I didn’t know what a circular polarizer was; I definitely didn’t know how to use a circular polarizer. Plus, I didn’t even own a wide-angle lens.   If you’re like I was and are looking to this article...

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