The PhotograpHER's Notebook

 


 

Learning articles filled with actionable tips and techniques that can help you become the landscape photographer you want to be.

How to Discover Hidden Elements in a Landscape Setting that can Help Create Stronger Photos Nov 23, 2021

When I was newer to landscape photography, I'd arrive at a pretty landscape scene, plop down my tripod and begin capturing images, rarely moving from that spot or thinking about the potential for alternative viewpoints within a location. Perhaps I got caught up in the excitement of the beauty...

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Capture a Stunning Aurora Borealis Show with these Tips Nov 16, 2021

Recently there's been a bit of hype around the Aurora Borealis. The Aurora Borealis is a naturally occurring phenomenon seen in the northern hemisphere night sky. It results from the collision of electrically charged particles ejected from the sun as they enter into and collide with gasses...

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Camera Exposure Mode Matters-Especially During the Winter Months Nov 09, 2021

Winter is filled with countless peaceful scenes. All of that fresh falling snow quiets the once-bustling growth of spring and summer and hides the vibrancy of fall with her soft white blanket. The peacefulness within these scenes is both calming and stunning.

During one of my most...

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The Dilemma of Shutter Speed During the Winter Months Nov 02, 2021

The first significant snowfall has arrived here in the Canadian Rockies, and the mountains look like beauties with that fresh dusting of snow. I'm certainly looking forward to winter landscape photography as there's no season more diverse than winter. Conditions change daily, and nature...

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Enhance Stormy Atmosphere With This One Tip Oct 26, 2021

Stormy and atmospheric weather conditions are expected during the late fall through upcoming winter seasons. Although, of course, the common draw for many photographers is that beautiful colourful light at sunrise and sunset, it's a favourite for me too. Still, there's something moving about the...

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A Trick to Drawing out Reflections Oct 19, 2021

Reflections are one of my favourite compositional elements in many landscape images. I find myself captivated by the simplicity, balance and infusion of peacefulness within a reflecting landscape scene. But as we all know, there are conditions favourable to reflections. Calm still waters...

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