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Photography Tips for Beginners: Manual Mode


A Simple Manual Mode Recipe & Tutorial, How To Use Manual Mode in the Real World

Published by Moose Winans on Jan 12, 2017

Are you a beginner to photography, are you ready to take the next step to improving your photographs. This is a great video of all beginner photographers in any genre of photography. Taking control of your camera settings will offer you a wider range of creative choices during your photo shoots.

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Michael Melford: Qualities of Light and Composition

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Michael Melford: Qualities of Light and Composition

Published by: B and H on Nov 26, 2012

In this video we join National Geographic Landscape Photographer Michael Melford in a two-part talk about: ‘Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond- Images from his most recent book published by National Geographic’, and ‘Qualities of Light, Composition, and What’s in my bag’. During the presentation Michael shares his beautiful photographs that are always an inspiration, with his explanations of how he got each shot, as well as his practical tips that will help nature and landscape photographers of all levels to improve their own skill and photos.

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Michael Melford: Tips and Techniques for Creating Memorable Landscape Photographs

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Michael Melford: Tips and Techniques for Creating Memorable Landscape Photographs

Published by: B and H on Jul 21, 2015

Learn how to take your landscape photography from great to breathtaking from National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford. Michael has made a career of capturing the incredible landscapes and vistas of the world. Although his assignments for National Geographic have taken him to almost every continent – his favorites have been photographing in the U.S. where he covered 14 National Parks for a major feature story, Places We Must Save. He’ll share his tips composition, gaining a fresh perspective on destinations well documents, and successfully shooting landscapes in challenging weather.

Landscape Photography Tips with Nigel Danson: Yosemite in the Winter

Landscape Photography Tips with Nigel Danson: Yosemite in the Winter

Published by: Nigel Danson on Jan 27, 2017

In this landscape photography video we join landscape photographer Nigel Danson on his first photography trip to the beautiful Yosemite National Park in the Winter after a week of snow fall. During the video Nigel goes through a variety of compositional and exposure tips on the scene.

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Jason Jones: Mist & Drizzle in Black & White

Landscape Photography Quick Tips with Jason Jones: Mist & Drizzle in Black & White

Published by: jason jones on Jan 18, 2017

In this landscape photography tutorial we join landscape photographer Jason Jones on a photo shoot at Dinorwig Slate Quarry to capture some black & white images with the drama of mist and drizzle.

Landscape Photography Tips with Photographer Nick Page: Shooting with Long Lens

Landscape Photography Tips with Photographer Nick Page: Shooting with Long Lens

Published on Feb 24, 2016 by: Improve Photography

In this episode of Tripod, we learn how to take great long lens landscape photographs. We also get to learn what the best long lenses are for landscapes, nature and even some wildlife photography.

Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Exposure Bracketing

Low on the Boards is a low angle night photograph that was captured on the boards of the boardwalk in front of Bally's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Title: Low on the Boards Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Night Urban Landscape Photography Item ID# NGHT-7011

Landscape Photograph by Melissa Fague

Exposure Bracketing

Today, most cameras come equipped EV or Exposure Compensation feature built in. This allows photographers to take multiple photographs of the scene each at a different exposure.  A good practice for any photographer is to take three photographs of the scene. One of the shots is your starting point, were you feel the correct exposure of the scene is. The second shot is 1 stop above (+1) and the third shot is 1 stop below (-1) the normal exposure (0). As a beginner photographer think of it as insurance for your landscape photograph but as you grow as a photographer you can use those images to create HDR photos. HDR is when you blend the photographs together to create a image that showcase a High Dynamic Rate (HDR) of light (more on this later).  The process of bracketing gives you a better shot of getting a correctly exposed of the photograph and details to work with in the shadow. If you don’t want to save the extra photos for later use or practice then you can simply delete them.

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