Saturday, December 15, 2018

How to Choose Your Next Tripod

Choose your next tripod
Finding the best Tripod for Landscape Photography For those who follow our articles regularly, you might have heard this before: The most important tool besides your creativity and camera is a solid tripod. By using a tripod you will be introduced to a bunch of new possibilities and your photography will be taken to the next level. So, how do you choose the...

DJI Mavic: A Photographer’s Honest Opinion

DJI Mavic Review
My social media was full of photographers sharing their excitement when the DJI Mavic was announced. At the time, I was still using my DJI Phantom 3 Professional but I was seriously considering replacing it with the GoPro Karma. However, with the announcement of the Mavic, I decided to postpone the switch (which turned out to be a good...

Why Neutral Density Filters Will Improve Your Photography

Neutral Density Filters
Most likely you have been blown away by an image that has a silky and dreamy sky or river. Perhaps you have even tried to take images like this yourself but the result is nothing like what you hoped for. Maybe you've even understood that this effect comes as a result of using a long shutter speed but there's...

My Favorite Gloves for Landscape Photography

vallerret photography gloves review
Keeping my hands warm has been one of the bigger challenges during the last several winters but earlier this year I finally found a solution - and my new favorite gloves for landscape photography. Being born and raised in the east of Norway, I'm used to be coping with temperatures down to -25c and colder (in fact, I prefer this...

The Mysterious Button on Your DSLR Explained

Understanding the Depth of Field Preview Buttonvideo
Understanding the Depth of Field Preview Button There's a big possibility that you've seen this button before but you probably have no clue what it is. You're not alone, though. It's not without a reason that the button which is explained in this article is simply known as "the mysterious button". The actual name of the button is the Depth of Field Preview...

8 Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography

Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography
Your creativity is the most powerful and important tool you have as a landscape photographer. What would you be without it? What pleasure would photography give you? However, there are certain pieces of equipment that are essential, whether they're to help you capture better images or to organize and store them. For gear-junkies, there are a lot more to add...

Essential Equipment for Landscape Photography

I often hear people say "It's not about the gear, but the photographer behind it". While this statement is true in many ways, there is no secret that professional photographers rely heavily one selected pieces of equipment. Some techniques are simply not possible without the right gear, at least not if you want a picture of high quality. In this article I will share with you what professionals regards as essential equipment for landscape photography.

Recommended Filters for Landscape Photography

Having a variety of filters to choose between is essential for many landscape photographers. The use of filters allows you to control light and achieve certain picturesque effects. It's true that some of these techniques can be done in post-processing but the result is rarely as good; filters are often preferred in order to remain the highest possible quality. That being said,...

How and Why You Should Use a Circular Polarizer for Landscape Photography

Circular Polarizer
Are you tired of having unwanted glare and reflections in your images? Struggling to get wet surfaces to blend into your image or perhaps you're struggling to get proper colors and contrast during daytime photography? A Circular Polarizer might be exactly what you need. To keep this article brief and easy to understand for everyone, I won't get too technical...

When I Use Graduated ND Filters (and When I Don’t)

When I Use Graduated ND Filters
Soon after I got introduced to the use of filters in Landscape Photography I learned about Graduated ND Filters and the significant difference they can make to an image. When I purchased my first square filter system I made sure that I also purchased a Graduated ND Filter (these filters don’t work well as screw-in filters). I remember it was...

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