The Photographer's Notebook

 

A learning blog for the landscape photographer filled with actionable tips and techniques that can help you become the photographer you want to be.

Best Camera Settings for Milky Way Landscape Photography Aug 03, 2021

There are not many things more enchanting than the magic that can be found in the night sky. When all is quiet and asleep, the sights of our galaxy at night assure us that there's much more beauty than what is seen when the sun is shining.

The Milky Way core is again visible here in the Canadian...

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A Solution to a Common Problem when Photographing Landscapes with Wildflowers Jul 27, 2021

It's no secret that wildflowers and summer are a perfect pair. There's an infusion of colour and delicacy into any landscape setting when wildflowers are included in the frame. Since the wildflower season is short here in the Canadian Rockies, I know that I'll want to make the most of the...

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How to Capture Landscape Images in Wildfire Smoke Jul 20, 2021

Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn and impact natural areas and sometimes communities in their path. Wildfire impact can be felt by humans and animals and can lead to the devastating loss of life, property, personal belongings and habitat. Even those not in any direct path of wildfire can...

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How to Capture Artistic Landscape Images under Full Sun Jul 13, 2021

I haven’t met a landscape photographer to date that doesn’t enjoy some aspect of immersion in nature, and many of us, landscape photographers, became interested in landscape photography out of our time spent in and affection for nature.

The summer months are extraordinarily wonderful....

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Gloomy outside? Don't put your camera away! Jul 06, 2021

It's summer...so where is the sunshine? When I envision perfect lighting in a landscape setting, it rarely involves overcast light. My preference when it comes to landscape lighting leans more towards the dramatic. Bright beams of sidelight or backlight are breathtakingly captivating. However, I...

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Go Anyway. Here's Why. Jun 29, 2021

I'm not a morning person. Nope. Not one bit. I like to drift in and out of cozy warm slumber until I'm good and ready to throw on my fluffy housecoat and slippers and trudge towards the aroma of my espresso machine. It's only about a half-hour after I've finished my hand-crafted Americano that I...

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