Photography Tips

The posts found on this page are written to help you become a better landscape photographer. Regardless of where you’re at in your journey, there’s something here for you. Learn about the fundamentals of photography, technical skills, compositional skills, creative exercises, and much more.

Manual Focus or Automatic Focus?

Capturing sharp and in-focus images is something I often see beginning photographers struggle with. Many don't notice it themselves but it's very visible to those who...

How to Photograph Rivers and Streams

There are many reasons for shooting rivers and streams in landscape photography and there’s a lot involved so here’s part one (probably). Being in the...

Why You Should Start Shooting Landscapes During Golden Hour

The single biggest leap forward you can make with your landscape photography is to start shooting during golden hour. Goodbye harsh contrasty shadows, hello...

How to Avoid Crowds at Tourist Traps

If you have ever photographed popular tourist destinations you know how challenging it can be to get a good shot with so many people...

My Most Important Tool for Photography

About one year ago I was photographing the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. I'm used to photographing landscapes where it's rare to see...

Two Useful Apps for Landscape Photography

Photography is time-consuming. There's more to it than bringing a camera and setting it on Automatic Mode before pointing it towards everything you see, as many tend...

2 Tips to Keep Your Lens Clean When Photographing Seascapes

If you have ever photographed seascapes, especially during wind, the chances are that you've become frustrated with how dirty your lens gets after only...

Introduction to Graduated ND Filters

One of the most common questions I get asked regarding photography is how to get both the foreground/landscape and the sky properly exposed. Either...

Photography Terms and Expressions Every Beginner Should Know

This article is intended to help you understand the most important terms and expressions within photography, and probably a couple of less important ones too.

Tips to Photograph Children in Landscapes

Since I don't have access to a studio, I've learned to work outside which really has both benefits and drawbacks. The light for instance; I try to shoot when it's a bit dimmed, like in the mornings or the afternoons.