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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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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What Photography Means to Me [After 30+ Years in The Field]

Cover image of a bright white moon against a black dark night sky by photographer Dana Crandell

Every once in a while, someone asks me why I spend my time looking at the world through a viewfinder. I’ve even heard comments like, “It’s not like it’s really art, right?” What’s interesting is that explaining what drives me to do what I do isn’t as easy as it sounds. It isn’t that I …

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