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Video: 5 Essential Landscape Photography Tips

For outdoor photographers, practical landscape photography tips can be invaluable. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant travels to the Badlands and shows you five essential landscape photography tips to help you improve your images. The first is to look for a dramatic sky with colorful clouds. Second, you want favorable light,…

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Video: Perspective Photography Tips for Wildlife Shots

Perspective photography is very important in the art of composition, especially when capturing images of animals in the wild. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant travels to Kenya for tips on perspective photography, which is defined as your position relative to the wildlife subject. Ian shows you three angles of composition.…

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Video: Landscape Self-Portraits

Adding a human element to the landscape can provide a sense of scale for your photos, as well as a compelling focal point for the viewer. In this video, professional photographer Ian Plant demonstrates techniques he uses for creative self-portraits as he kayaks along the south shore of Lake Superior in the United States. Watch…

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Video: Finding Your Photography Positioning

Ansel Adams had a rule to achieve a quality photograph. It is knowing where to stand, or photography positioning. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant takes you to the South Dakota Badlands for tips on photography positioning. After you select a landscape scene, he recommends shooting from different positions, left, right,…

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Video: Drone Landscape Photography

For a higher shooting perspective, drone landscape photography can be the answer. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant takes you to Vanuatu Island in the South Pacific for tips on drone landscape photography from a bird’s eye view. Most drone cameras have a fixed focal length and need to be guided…

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Video: Creating A Sense of Place

When you capture your landscape images, you might consider how to tell the story through a sense of place. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant takes you to the Dakota Badlands to create photographs unique to this setting. He shows you how the cracked mud gives the Badlands its own sense…

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Video: Product Review: Tamron 28-300mm

In difficult locations, photographers sometimes need an all-purpose zoom lens. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant takes you to the Vanuatu volcano and shows you the features of the flexible 28mm-300mm Tamron lens. On the volcano rim, Ian goes wide at 28mm to capture the lava exploding over the landscape and…

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Trip Report: Ethiopia’s Sof Omar Caves

One of the world’s most spectacular and extensive underground caverns and a proposed World Heritage Site, the Sof Omar cave system is an extraordinary natural phenomenon of breathtaking beauty. At almost 10 miles long, it is the longest cave system in Ethiopia, and possibly the largest cave complex in Africa. The Weib River flows through…

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Trip Report: Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Remote, ancient, and breathtaking, the over 200 rock-hewn churches of the Tigray region of Ethiopia were built in high, remote places to protect against attackers. Carved from cliff faces high atop seemingly inaccessible mountain perches, these simple yet stunning churches are the oldest in Ethiopia, some dating back to the 5th Century. And although many…

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