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Observing the Quality of Light – Photography 101

Light is photography, light is life. It’s light that reveals and hides objects, it  can create shadows and depth, or make them disappear and flatten objects. Light is the key to creating vibrant images; so knowing how light changes in intensity and quality very quickly, as well as reflective values of object is one of the hardest things to master.

Shimmering Orange – Created By: Melissa Fague – Nature Photography

Light can be hard and directional producing well-defined shadows, or it can be soft and diffused producing softer shadows; each will give you a different effect or mood in your photograph.

Hard light for example isn’t very becoming for flesh, it tends to create shadows from wrinkles and pores. Back lighting an object can accentuate colors and can also be utilized for creating silhouettes and halos. Side lighting can emphasize textures through shadows, and front lighting flattens a photo.


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Landscape Photography Quick Tips: Revisit Locations

Don’t be afraid to revisit location you’ve photographed.

We as photographers never stop learning. To get your ultimate landscape shot, keep going back and use the knowledge you’ve learned from your previous visits of that location to explore the area again; 9 times out of 10 you’ll see something new.

It’s virtually impossible to capture all of the amazing sights of a location if you only visit it once, then move on to the next one on your photography bucket list.

We’re always looking for new scenes that inspire us, but a new scene in landscape photography is more than simply ticking boxes off a checklist of locations. The light, the seasons and weather change a scene through out the day, months and years. Returning to the same location gives you the photographer the opportunity to create work during times other people may never see.

My favorite local location is Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delaware. Check out the different photographs from the bay side of Henlopen over the years. Check out how the light, subjects and the land has changed during each visit.

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We’d love to hear from you, share with us your favorite location to photograph in the comments

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Nature Photo of the Day: Yellow Painting! by Willie Smink

Yellow painting ! by willie smink on 500px.com

Yellow Painting! by Nature Photographer Willie Smink

Follow Willie’s work on 500px and while you’re there check out our page too!

Our Nature Photo of the Day series presents you with beautiful nature photos from around the world created by a variety of nature photographers. Follow us to be notified with each day’s selection. All rights belong to the artists. If you would like to submit a nature photograph to us to share please visit Nature Photos of the Day Submissions.

Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with First Man Photography: Riding the Wave


Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with First Man Photography: Riding the Wave

Published Aug 20, 2017 by: First Man Photography

In this video landscape photographer Adam Karnacz as he witnesses and photographs a beautiful sunset during his travels in North Yorkshire and enjoy some of the beautiful heather on display.

“Landscape photography is like anything else in life. It has its ups and downs, lows and highs. On the video last week it was very emotional, I captured some amazing shots, met some incredible people and it was a big high. When you’re on top, the only way is down and it’s important not to see this as a negative but rather a natural movement in the wave of life and the photography process. At a time like this I there are two things I like to do with my landscape photography. The first option is to head off on an epic trip to somewhere amazing. I’ll be doing that soon but it’s not always possible. The second option is to come back to somewhere close to home or somewhere you know really well, slow it down and just enjoy the process. That’s exactly what I’ve done today and I’ve come back to Roseberry Topping, just couple of miles from where I grew up.

I am also very proud to be launching my landscape photography workshops. Spend the day with me and retrace the steps from one of the First Man Photography vlogs and capture some of the finest scenery the UK has to offer. The workshops will be a brilliant day and my supportive and encouraging style, enthusiasm and knowledge will give you confidence with your camera and help you capture some incredible landscape images. Book your trip now and come along for the ride.” – Adam Karnacz

Oh, Violet Nature Photograph

Nature Photo "Oh' Violet" by landscape and nature photographer Melissa FagueOh Violet is a soft focus nature photograph of a yellow, white and purple Violet in full bloom, centered in the middle of the frame. The soft focus effect was used to create a sense of calm to enhance this tiny bloom’s delicate details.

Title: Oh, Violet
Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Nature Photography
Item ID#: NAT-2153

Fine art prints and wall art prints of this nature photograph are available at: PI Photography and Fine Art located in Bear Delaware. Melissa F. in Bear, DE on Houzz

Floral Nature Photo "Oh Violet" as a canvas Fine Art Print by landscape and nature photographer Melissa Fague Floral Nature Photo "Oh Violet" as a framed wall art print by landscape and nature photographer Melissa Fague

Floral Nature Photo "Oh Violet" as a framed wall art print by landscape and nature photographer Melissa Fague

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