Lessons From the Hudson River School of Painting


There are many ways to improve as a landscape and nature photographer, and most involve learning both the art and craft of photography. The internet is overflowing with tips, techniques, how-to’s, and an ever growing list of experts who can show you how to capture an award winning image. Missing from this approach, however, is a sense of what is best for you as a photographer … [Read more...]

The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review

Cover Photography Workshop Book

The Landscape Photography Workshop Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer Ammonite Press www.ammonitepress.com ISBN 978-1-90770-897-8 $24.95 What novice photographer doesn’t want to take a workshop and learn it all? Who among the veteran photographers reading Luminous Landscape sometimes needs a quick refresher on a topic covered in some only half remembered class taken long … [Read more...]

Precise Digital Exposure

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The Basis Is Per Ansel Adams ETTR gives a correct exposure for optimum color and tonal densities, and the reason was as explained by Michael Reichmann in the article Expose (to the) Right in 2003. Most of us apply ETTR per that method by applying averaged or matrix metering with exposure compensation. Our departure point is thus an averaged exposure, and we make an exposure … [Read more...]

Turning An Idea Into A Photographic Product – Macro Lighting Tool

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Publishers Note:  We have recently shared stories on how photographers have used Kickstarter (crowd funding) to raise money for book publishing projects.  Today we share the journey of another individual who is using Kickstarter but this time to develop a unique photographic product.  I saw the press release on this project and thought what a cool idea.  I really enjoy doing … [Read more...]

I Shot It With My iPhone

Indiana Farm

I like to challenge myself and break out of the box to try something different. After reading Rad Drew’s recent article “So You’ve Got It, But Do You Use It?” I decided I needed to use it.  I am referring of course to the iPhone 6 Plus that I invested in a few months back. I looked at the Photos section of the phone and saw I had 11,280 images on it.  Wow! I primarily use … [Read more...]