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 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!
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!
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.
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…
Jake Traynor’s latest guest post discusses the limitations that you can encounter when relying solely on online tutorials to improve your landscape photography. It might seem a bit counter intuitive for a tutorial website to agree with this sentiment, but we’re huge advocates of photographers getting out there and experimenting! Read more here…
Standing in front of a powerful waterfall summons a feeling like none other, and naturally many photographers are compelled to try and capture this emotion in an image. Waterfall photography requires more thought than just pointing and shooting though, so read on for our Ultimate Guide to Waterfall Photography…