Camera Settings for Nature Photography: Explanations and Recommendations

An example of creative nature photography; a frog sticking out of a pond on a lily pad with a butterfly on it

Of all the photographic genres, the “nature” niche may be the least specific. After all, just about anything that isn’t man-made fits into this category. Given that, any discussion on camera settings for this type of photography would be pointless, right? Right – and wrong. While you’re certainly not going to use the same settings …

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Creative Nature Photography: 13 Tips to Help Get You Outside of the Box

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For some of us, there’s nothing that can compare with spending a day, a week or a lifetime photographing the wonders of nature and the outdoors. There’s also nothing quite so disappointing as coming home with nature photography shots that just don’t reflect the emotions we felt while we were there. If that happens to …

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Corporate Portrait Lighting: Producing Professional Results for Busy Clients

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Corporate portrait photography means you need to be able to adapt, be flexible, not waste anyone’s time and produce great images quickly. You’re not only dealing with people, but with people who are busy and don’t really have time for this, so you better be well prepared! Understanding your options and limitations, knowing when and …

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How to Sell Landscape Photography Work: The Mindset and the Methods

Landscape of a bright green mountain range from up high with the sun shining but with lots of clouds

Would you rather hang out with Mother Nature than photograph people? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Compared to genres like weddings, events and portraiture, landscape photography offers a slower-paced, less stressful and arguably more rewarding experience. Unfortunately, it also means selling your work as art, rather than yourself as a service provider. The general …

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The Nightscape Photography Settings You Need to Know to Master the Genre

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Nightscape photography is a fun and yet challenging field of photography. I have spent many nights under the stars and come up with some absolutely stunning images. It wasn’t all glory though, there are a lot of elements that need to fall into place for nightscape photography to be successful. Between the weather, the challenge …

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What is Cityscape Photography? Meaning, History & Purpose

Black and white cityscape of a drugstore at night

Light and shadow battling for supremacy in jungles of steel, concrete, glass, and brick… this is the hunting ground for cityscape photography. I say hunting ground because an adroit photographer has no choice but to avoid the oft-photographed and easy “shots” in order to capture the magical parts of a city that are overlooked. Most …

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