Complementary colors—that is, colors opposite one another on the color wheel—can be used very effectively in visual art, including photography. When juxtaposed, complementary colors make each seem brighter and more vivid, creating a powerful visual effect. Artists have been using complementary colors, such as the oranges of the starfish and the blues of the water… Read more »
Leading lines are vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines that attract a viewer’s attention and lead the eye to critical areas in your image. Leading lines are an effective tool for landscape photographers looking to create depth in their photos, and to draw the viewer deeper into the scene. For the image below, I used a… Read more »
I spend a lot of time in the field, in large part because I often have to wait out bad weather in the hopes of getting the occasional good conditions. Yep, I get rained on… a lot. Poor shooting conditions can strike anytime, anywhere. Over the years, I’ve developed several strategies for dealing with bad… Read more »
When shooting into the sun it is possible to create an attractive, eye-catching “starburst” effect. The starburst effect results from pointing your lens at a bright source point of light, such as the sun or street lights at night. The effect renders a source point of light not as a bright dot, but rather as… Read more »
I’ve often found myself in the field working in fast-changing lighting conditions. When a high shutter speed is necessary to capture moving subjects, constantly having to monitor and change my ISO slows me down, and sometimes means I miss capturing a special moment. In situations such as this, I switch my camera to Auto ISO…. Read more »
So, you’re interested in getting serious about taking landscape photos. Is your current digital camera up to the task? Landscape photographs require a digital camera that is capable of capturing lots of detail and working in less than ideal lighting conditions. A full frame DSLR is probably your best camera for landscape photography, but there… Read more »
Taking photographs of local people can be great way to memorialize your travels and the new cultures you have explored. But be sure that you are aware of regional customs to avoid upsetting or offending the native peoples.
Backlighting is a dramatic photography lighting style that will get your images noticed. Although it can be challenging to master, the stunning results are well worth the effort. Check out these helpful backlighting photography tips today!
Reflections – whether in mirrors, water, or other reflective surface – are a creative way to enhance the artistry of your photographs.
Time lapse photography allows you to present a subject or scene as it changes over time. In this article, Ian Plant shows you step-by-step how to shoot time-lapse photos.