With landscape photography, the prime time of day to capture photos is during the ‘Magic Hour’. Also referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’, this is the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour before sunset. This golden hour offers magical lighting to make any ordinary photograph extraordinary, with the right timing, settings, […]
Without sharpness, your time and energy spent to capture the perfect shot will be in vain. Sharpness is crucial in a good image, and can be tricky to achieve sometimes. To avoid taking photos with parts that are mistakenly out of focus or blurry, follow these simple tricks to enhance sharpness in your photography…
Start with […]
The romantic mood and vivid colors in sunset & sunrise photography make this one of the most popular compositions in amateur and professional photography. Breathtaking sunset & sunrise photography does not just happen by accident; a certain eye, technique and skill is necessary.
To support your efforts, here are some of the most important guidelines for […]
How do you make the most of a breathtaking scene using photography? Each spring, on our European photography travel tours, we offer guidance and instruction on photography techniques for outdoor daytime photography. In the meantime, we’d like to share some tips for specific photography techniques. One special photography technique is daytime long exposures. During the […]
Read about on my Slow Travel Tours Blog.
“Monterosso Blue”, Cinque Terre, Italy
You really feel like a rock star photographer when you learn the “Blue Hour” technique of photography. It is not very difficult but these few details will get you on your way.
A tripod is essential.
Look for scenes that have some kind of artificial light to balance with the blue ambient light […]
Last night was the perfect scenario to capture the full moon rising above the Seattle skyline. Moonrise @ 5:06pm and sunset @ 5:01pm.
Well, I was not fortunate to see the moon but I did get this nice glow on the buildings and a very dramatic sky.
This was a 9 vertical frame image, shot at 400mm […]
Magrit & I got this shot last April while researching Slovenia for a future photo tour. We went out for a walk in the pouring rain with rain gear, umbrellas, and plastic bags to protect our camera gear — just in case. After half and hour the weather broke and we were rewarded with this […]