• 4:08

    Working in Nature: Ethical Principles

    In the last decade or so, the sale of digital cameras has exploded. Many more photographers are accessing public land to capture its natural beauty. In this video, Nature’s First Principles, professional outdoor photographer David Johnston reminds you of your ethical responsibilities when working in nature with your camera. David shares with you his basic…

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  • 10:11

    5 Compositions for Amazing Landscape Photography

    Professional outdoor photographer David Johnston is a firm believer that the best way to improve your landscape photography is through working on your composition. Composition is the organization of subjects within your frame to create a compelling photograph. It’s easy to walk up to a landscape and take a photo, but it’s difficult to use…

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  • 2:51

    Shooting in the Rain

    What is the first thing you are tempted to do when you are outside and it starts to rain? Most people would answer that they would make a mad dash to their car and go back home! Not us. We are outdoor photographers and there is actually a lot of photography potential when rain starts…

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  • 0:49

    Waterfall Photography in Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Course Preview

    In this course, designed for photographers who have beginner to intermediate experience with waterfalls, David Johnston, professional landscape photographer, will show you how to photograph waterfalls based on his experience shooting some of the most pristine waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. David will discuss some of the essential gear for waterfall photography, including…

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  • 5:09

    Best Weather for Waterfall Photography

    Waterfall photography is dependent on one thing; weather. Aside from your photography composition, weather is the one thing that can make or break a waterfall image. It’s of the utmost importance to choose the correct times to shoot waterfalls during the day based on what your conditions are. If there’s one mistake that I see…

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  • 7:59

    Essential Gear for Waterfall Photography

    Whenever you see an amazing waterfall you want to photograph, you should immediately start deciding what kind of gear you’re going to use to take the photo. Waterfall photography requires some of the basic outdoor photography gear with one very important filter also. In this tutorial, I’ll take you through the essential gear you need…

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  • 7:33

    Using the Right Settings for Waterfall Photography

    So, you know how to use your ISO, aperture, and shutter for outdoor photography, but which should you be prioritizing over the others? For my outdoor waterfall photography, I always prioritize my shutter speed over everything else. Waterfall photography is beautiful because of the way in which outdoor photographers can manipulate time and motion with…

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  • 11:38

    A Guide to Waterfall Photography Composition

    Composition is of the utmost importance in all outdoor photography, as well as in waterfall photography. If you are successful in constructing a solid composition within your frame, you will come away with a great photograph. Vice versa, a weak composition leaves a lot to be desired in a photograph. Waterfall photography composition tends to…

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  • 13:51

    Waterfall Photography Post-Processing

    If you spend all day outdoors photographing amazing waterfall scenes, you can probably come home with some amazing photographs. But, how do you take the great shots from the field and make them even better? Post-processing is a tool nearly all photographers use to increase the quality of their work. In this tutorial, I’ll take…

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