Let it blow


If you are an outdoors photographer, sooner or later you're going to have to deal with less than favourable weather conditions. Rain, snow, cold and heat can all test our resilience, but nothing wears me down faster than wind. On a recent mid-winter ...
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Capture Sharper Landscapes


Most digital images benefit from some post-capture sharpening. Digital camera sensors and lenses always blur an image to some degree and to correct this, photo-software like Photoshop has a range of sharpening options like unsharp mask, smart sharpen...
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White Balance


One of the basic tools we photographers have for controlling how the colours look in our images is the white balance adjustment. We set the white balance to remove unwanted colour casts (so that white objects appear white), or sometimes to add a colo...
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How to Photograph a Waterfall


Moving water is a favourite subject for landscape photographers. You’ll see it used to creative effect in coastal scenes and of course in images of waterfalls and cascades. A big part of the attraction is the creative possibilities that moving water ...
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Capturing Golden Light


Published in the February 2012 issue of Australian Photography magazine It’s no secret that good light is a fundamental ingredient in landscape photography. Take a look at any successful landscape photographer’s portfolio and you’ll see that a lot of...
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My Top 8 Tips for Better Landscape Photography


There are lots of these 5 or 10 Best Photography Tips - type articles on the internet, and they can sometimes seem a bit glib and superficial. On the other hand, they can offer an insight into what makes a particular photographer tick and how th...
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Polarising Filters


It was only a few years ago that most serious landscape photographers wouldn’t leave home without an arsenal of filters packed in their bags alongside the rolls of film. There were the cooling and warming filters to adjust colour temperature, coloure...
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Exposure blending


This is a technique I use on a lot of my images to try and show the full dynamic range of a scene as is visible to the human eye. Digital camera sensors are very good at what they do but they are no match for our eyes when it comes to the range of br...
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Digital Workflow


Everyone who takes photographs has a workflow, whether they realise it or not. A workflow is simply the series of steps that take your images from the camera to their final destination, which might be a computer, a print, or the internet. For some, t...
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Photo-hiking – safety and comfort


Everyone has their limits when it comes to how much discomfort they are willing to suffer in the pursuit of landscape photography. Personally, as long as I’m reasonably warm and dry, well fed and have the means to make a hot cup of coffee or tea...
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Photo-hiking – a short introduction


We’ve all read about the pain and suffering landscape photographers have to endure to get that one killer shot - hiking long kilometres in the dead of night to reach a peak before sunrise, camping out in extreme conditions for days on end waiting for...
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