A GoPro video produced by landscape photographers A.D. Wheeler and Lou Quattrini during a 2013 road trip to Zion National Park. I have never had the pleasure of seeing and photographing the park, so the descent into the park from the tunnel was phenomenal. Coming from a flat state of Delaware, I am completely floored by the beauty of the stone mountains everywhere in the park. Zion has moved up on my bucket list of locations to photograph.
Photography Workflow from Lightroom to Photoshop Part 1 with Elia Locardi
In this video, professional Travel and Landscape photographer Elia Locardi covers his most effective process for importing photos into Adobe Lightroom. He shares his wonderful insight on what he looks for in an image during the selection process before editing begins. Also during this video Locardi shows us some of the many benefits Lightroom offers photographers, including a quick edit workflow for initial adjustments to color, contrast, and exposure before sending them into Photoshop for composition refinement.
Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques from Michael Melford
National Geographic Photographer Michael Medford will teach you how to take your landscape photography from good to breathtaking with just a few simple tips. Michael career of capturing stunning landscapes and vistas of the world on almost every continent. However, his favorite shoots have been in the U.S. where he has been assigned to cover 14 National Parks for a major feature story. He shares his tips on composition the shots, gaining a fresh perspective on locations selected, and successfully shooting landscapes in some of the most challenging weather conditions.
Discover the Art of Photography is a series of digital photography tutorials, created by world renowned landscape photographer Trey Ratcliff, made specifically for beginning and intermediate photographers. Trey teaches some of the mast basic photography techniques in a unique way through a combination of stories of his experiences, live photo shoots and of course step-by-step instructions for photo editing. You will learn the fundamentals of a digital camera, best practices when composing a photo, finding your own unique artistic style and improving the quality of your photos.
Can’t get the ‘hang’ of arranging art? Use this simple tip from Lowes to get great looking results. You can create the illusion of a large piece of art, by hanging a variety of smaller pieces within a larger shape.
Pick a shape, a square or rectangle, and outline it on a wall using some painters tape. Next hang your individual art pieces, respecting those borders. You can use all the same shapes, similarly sized objects, or mix objects of different shapes and sizes. The only rule is to generally align them with the borders you create. That ‘tricks’ the eye into seeing the grouping as a unit.
Play with colors and textures to add interest, and try adding a shelf to display objects that can’t hang. It’s all about creating a collection of your favorite things and the only rule is to stay within the lines.