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The Orton Effect - What is it, When to Use it and How to Create it in Photoshop

The Orton Effect - What is it, When to Use it and How to Create it in Photoshop

The Orton Effect may be an overused tool in the landscape photography world, but there are times when it suits an image very well when tastefully done. Learn how to do just that by adding the Orton Effect to your images in this quick and easy Photoshop guide.

NiSi V5 Pro Filter System and Polariser Review

NiSi V5 Pro Filter System and Polariser Review

NiSi were one of the first brands to come along and challenge the market leaders in the photographic filter industry, but a few years down the line have they managed to keep up with that innovative pace? We review their NiSi V5 Pro Filter System here to find out. Read more here…

5 Reasons Why Sunrise is the Best Time for Landscape Photography

5 Reasons Why Sunrise is the Best Time for Landscape Photography

The alarm calls can sound like torture, but there is a reason why so many landscape photographers continue to endure them and get up for sunrise. Why not just wait until sunset you ask? Well, there are five very good reasons why I prefer sunrise for landscape photography.

Ultimate Guide to Forest Photography - Tips and Tricks

Ultimate Guide to Forest Photography - Tips and Tricks

Forest photography is one of the most difficult photography genres to crack. The overwhelming chaos of the environment presents unique challenges, but ones that are well worth overcoming. Once you get forest photography right, it will keep you coming back for more. Read more here…

Landscape Photography - The Benefits of Shooting Locally vs Travelling.

Landscape Photography - The Benefits of Shooting Locally vs Travelling.

Our latest guest post on Click and Learn Photography comes from Jake Traynor, a self taught landscape photographer from New South Wales. Here, he discusses the benefits of staying local in your hunt for the perfect landscape image, rather than chasing the honeypot locations. Read more here…

Vanguard Veo2 235AB Tripod Review

Vanguard Veo2 235AB Tripod Review

Vanguard’s new range of tripods offer significant on-paper improvements over their old models, but how does the ultra-light Vanguard Veo2 235AB stack up against it’s predecessor? Matt Holland has tested it thoroughly, so read his conclusions here…

Is Sky Replacement Harmful to the Landscape Photography Industry?

Is Sky Replacement Harmful to the Landscape Photography Industry?

Our latest guest post on Click and Learn Photography comes from Jake Traynor, a self taught landscape photographer from New South Wales. He discusses his opinions on the controversial topic of sky replacement in landscape photography. Read more here…

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod Review

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ Tripod Review

After a successful launch of the Alta Pro tripods, Vanguard are back with their second line of professional quality tripods. The Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ has a number of on-paper advantages compared to it’s predecessor, but does it live up to the billing in the real world? Matt Holland finds out here.

Ultimate Guide to Spring Photography - Tips and Tricks

Ultimate Guide to Spring Photography - Tips and Tricks

The days are longer and the temperature warmer. It can mean just one thing - Spring is well on the way! After months of enduring the dark and cold of the winter it's a welcome arrival, and us photographers have plenty to look forward to. From bluebells to baby birds to springtime street photography - There's something for everybody in spring!

84.5mm Ultimate Line GND Filter Review

84.5mm Ultimate Line GND Filter Review

84.5mm may be a relatively new name on the block of photography filters, but as Matt Holland shows they are not a brand to be taken lightly. Matt reviews 84.5mm's Ultimate Line Graduated Neutral Density filter here, testing it out in the field to come to some surprising conclusions. Read the full review here.

Haida Filters NanoPro ND 3.0 (10 Stop) Filter Review

Haida Filters NanoPro ND 3.0 (10 Stop) Filter Review

The photography filter market seems to grow with every passing day, with more and more brands entering the market to try and stake their claim for the top spot. We take a look at Haida's offering here, looking at their premium NanoPro MC 10 Stop Filter. Read on for our full review...

Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW Review

Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW Review

Lowepro are a name synonymous with photography, and in the Flipside Trek series they have upped their game and added in a potentially very useful feature to help with your outdoor photography. But how does the Lowepro Flipside Trek 350AW weight up for everyday use? Read on to find out...

Behind the Lens - Matt Holland

Behind the Lens - Matt Holland

This week on Behind the Lens we meet Matt Holland, a full time creative and avid outdoor photographer based in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Matt's work has appeared in a number of respected publications and he has worked with international brands including Amstel and HTC. This week we look into the gorgeous woodland shot shown below and discuss his love of the outdoors.

5 Filters That Can Transform Your Photography Forever

5 Filters That Can Transform Your Photography Forever

Filters have been around in photography for decades, and as a result there are countless brands and variations. How can you separate the wheat from the chaff though? Click here to read our guide on five of the best filters to improve your photography...

Behind the Lens - Anton Gorlin

Behind the Lens - Anton Gorlin

Behind the Lens offers a unique insight into the mind of successful photographers as they explain their thought process behind some of their photographic work. This week, we meet successful landscape and real estate photographer Anton Gorlin and discuss his beautiful Australian seascapes.

Top Tips to Improve Your Winter Photography

Top Tips to Improve Your Winter Photography

Wintry conditions and snow can transform everyday scenes into winter wonderlands, making snow one of the most rewarding conditions to photograph in. These conditions do bring their own specific challenges though, but follow these top tips and you won't go far wrong!

The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography Part 2 - Camera Settings

The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography Part 2 - Camera Settings

Having the right gear is fairly important in landscape photography, but knowing how to use the camera equipment you have is infinitely more important. Having pro-grade equipment is great, but if you're not careful you will end up as some with all the gear and no idea. Read on to avoid that dreadful fate...

The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography Part 1 - Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography Part 1 - Gear

Our Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography kicks off with Part 1 - Gear. We run through all the gear you will want in your arsenal as a budding landscape photographer. Click here to read more...

Forget Rainy Day Projects - Here's Why You Should Be Photographing in Bad Weather

Forget Rainy Day Projects - Here's Why You Should Be Photographing in Bad Weather

Many websites list a bunch of photography projects to get started on on a rainy day. I would argue that staying inside on a rainy day is missing out on a potential photographic goldmine! Stormy weather can bring the most dramatic of conditions, and when the light breaks through it can turn a scene from impressive to awe inspiring.

Natural Light - The Types of Light and How to Use Them

Natural Light - The Types of Light and How to Use Them

Light is the most important factor in photography. Without light there is no photograph, and the presence of aesthetically pleasing light is almost as important! Using natural light takes a lot of patience and research, but when you master the art of predicting the light the rewards will shine through in your photography.