It has gotten dark, the sun’s nowhere to be seen, and nature is awakening to the life of the night around you. The first star has begun shining on the horizon. Soon it will be time to photograph a night landscape flooded with the light of the moon and stars. Follow our advice, and you’ll get enchanting photographs.
Wintertime offers a new view of every landscape, and you’ve got to take advantage of that. But it’s important to also think about your equipment—and above all your health. After all, photographing snowy landscapes can often be a little dangerous. Yet if you prepare well, you’ll be rewarded with magical pictures. We’ll show you how to photograph winter landscapes, and how to prepare for it.
Macro photography is a genre that just about everyone tries. Some people stick with it, while others never come back. If you try macro and if you’re the sort who doesn’t like to give up, then don’t let cold weather drive you away from it. Did you know you can take great macro pictures in the comfort of your home? With a little work, you can even give these pictures a genuine “outdoor” look. We’ll show you how.
Besides just entertaining their owners with their incredible motions and funny positions, cats are also perfectly capable of posing for some beautiful portraits. So we’ll show you some basic tips for photographing these teatime tigers as effectively as possible.
Sometimes when you’ve taken your shots for panoramas, you may not be able to stitch them on a computer how you imagined. The result feels awkward and not at all like the panoramas you know from experienced landscape photographers. The cause lies in bad rotation of the camera on the tripod. For the photos to be perfect, it has to rotate at the nodal point.
Diffraction, that is, the bending of light, is a problem that’s encountered by many photographers. But they often don’t even realize it. Meanwhile, diffraction can make your photos lose sharpness. And that’s something that most photographers want to avoid. So it’s good to know what causes diffraction and how to avoid it—and also how to take advantage of it.
Low depth of field. It’s the biggest downside of closeup and macro photography. But it has a solution: the technique called focus stacking. It lets you increase your depth of field without reducing the quality of your photos. Take a look at how to take advantage of this technique.
Now that the summer storms are here, many of you might be thinking: “How do I photograph lightning, anyway?” Well we’ve got good news: a beautiful picture of a stroke of lightning against a darkened sky is easy to take. You just need a tripod and the right settings.
With landscape photos, you’ll often find that they’re missing something at first sight. The sky is too bright, the forest in the background is too dark, the river in the middle looks bland. This is where landscape photographers turn to a simple trick—local edits. Take a look at how to do them.