The holidays are approaching fast but there’s one more exciting hurdle to get over before the festivities really begin - Black Friday 2018 falls on the 23rd November this year, followed swiftly by Cyber Monday. Many retailers are offering an extended period of deals though, so make sure to double and triple check this page for all the latest photography related Black Friday Deals!
This time round on Behind the Lens we talk to Alex Pflaum - A talented travel photographer who loves to get off the beaten track and explore the lesser known parts of the world. Alex’s upcoming book, Overland, takes us on his epic 12,000km journey through the rarely visited Central Asia with his brother. He talks more about his adventure and his motivations behind it here.
Astrophotography is all about location, location, location. Finding the balance between dark skies and relative accessibility is tough enough without throwing in the need for some interesting subject matter. Jason Cook from Telescopic Watch has us covered in this guest post though, giving us 10 fantastic astrophotography locations from around the world! Read more here.
There are plenty of ways to enhance the sense of depth and three-dimensionality in a photograph, but not many can work as powerfully as a well placed leading line to draw the viewer’s eye into the scene. Leading lines are hugely effective compositional tools in all types of photography and can be used to great effect in the right hands. Read more here.
We’ve already discussed our favourite landscape photography cameras, but now it’s time to delve into the world of lenses. With so many available and a bunch of confusing acronyms it can be easy to get overwhelmed when researching a new lens, but we’ve got all the best lenses for landscape photography compiled into one easy list here!
The majority of the developed world is classed as living in an urban environment, so most of us have relatively easy access to a nearby city. Cityscape photography may borrow a host of techniques from other genres of photography, but it’s outputs are definitely that of a standalone genre. Read on for our 11 top tips to take your cityscape photography up a level!
Drones and aerial photography have taken off (excuse the pun) in a big way over the past couple of years, but even with prices tumbling it can still be expensive business getting into drone photography. There are more budget friendly options out there though, so here we look into the very best drones you can buy for under $200. Read more here.
Photography is an art form, and inspiration is the lifeblood of any art. Unfortunately, inspiration can wax and wane and sometimes fade, and your photography will suffer as a result. One of the best ways I’ve found to tackle a dip in photography inspiration is to mull over the thoughts of some of the great photographers in history, so check out these photography quotes to bring that inspiration back.
The question I get asked most, by far, is which camera is best for the budding landscape photographer. As with everything there are many variables to consider, but here we’ve compiled a list of our favourite cameras for landscape photography to suit all budgets, with both DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras included too!
In our latest guest post Richard Gaspari takes us into the fascinating world of time-lapse photography, providing you with some excellent tips to help you get to grips with this sub-genre of photography. It can seem daunting at first, but follow these tips and you’ll be putting together some stunning time-lapse scenes in no time!
Always use the Rule of Thirds. Always use the Rule of Odds. Always shoot with your back to the sun. We’re bombarded with rules that try to dictate our photography from the moment we begin learning, but creativity should never be bound by concrete and inflexible rules. Here, we tear up the rulebook and enhance our photographic creativity!
Struggling to find that perfect gift for your photography loving loved one? We’ve got you covered with this huge guide to photography related gifts, with everything from low budget stocking fillers to high-end luxury items covered. The holidays might seem ages away, but don’t hesitate to buy that perfect gift for the photographer in your life!
This week on Behind the Lens we talk to RJ Franklin, a landscape and astrophotographer living and working in the iconic Yosemite Valley. RJ spends his spare time hiking around the part on the hunt for unique takes on some of the most well known landmarks in America. Read on to find out more about his incredible astrophotography.
Autumn may feel a long way off in the height of summer, but it can creep up on the unprepared photographer quickly and be over in the blink of an eye. It’s not just for nature photographers either - Portrait, wedding, and street photographers can all take advantage of the season. Make the most of the beautiful autumn colour with our Ultimate Guide to Autumn and Fall Photography.
What do you do when it’s raining? Batten down the hatches and wait for it to pass? Most people do that, but they’re missing a wealth of photography opportunities out there in the rain, and that applies across the board to all photography genres. Read on for all our tips and ideas for making the most of that rainy day.
There are many ways to streamline your post processing workflow, but one of the best is by using Adobe Lightroom presets to give you an instant starting point for your image. We’re giving away five completely free Lightroom presets here, as well as guiding you on how to install and use them! Read more here…