Video: What I Do When I’m Photographically Overwhelmed Pick one thing to focus on!

Often when you’re out shooting the photographic possibilities might feel a bit overwhelming. I get it!

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11 Tips to Improve Your Photography TODAY! How to get better photos with any camera.

Want to take better photos, like, NOW? And how about doing that without having to dig into technical settings? Even better, what if you could do all that, without needing any new gear – using whatever camera you currently own (even a smartphone?). Cool beans, right?

Today I’m going to give you 11 super-practical tips to make that happen. These are the suggestions that I’d give to someone who just picked up a camera and wants some rocking shots. BUT DON’T RUN OFF! Even if you’re more experienced with photography, these are ideas that are easy to forget, and we could all use the reminder every now and then! Let’s go!

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8 Landscape Photography Tips For Wall-Worthy Photos

I have a confession for you today,

I am NOT a landscape photographer.

But when I find myself in situations where beautiful landscapes surround me, I want to be able to take a good shot that will do the scene justice. I want to be able to capture more than a quick snapshot – I want to take a photo I’d be proud to hang on my wall. So here are 8 things I’ve learned in my quest for those wall-worthy photos.

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7 Essential Things Every Photographer Needs to Learn

What’s the difference between a great photo and a great photographer?

Other than “grapher”, you cheeky monkey.

It’s consistency. We’ve all fluked a great shot. You’re not totally sure how you managed it, but everything just magically fell into place and you snagged an image that makes you feel like you’re a total all-star.

But the trick is being able to repeat that awesomeness, time and time again. That’s what great photographers can do.

So what’s the secret sauce? Buckets of luck? Shooting a bazillion shots so they can get enough of those flukes?

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7 Things Galen Rowell Can Teach You About Photography

He was a climber. An adventurer. An advocate. An armchair scientist. A writer. An educator. A photographer.

Galen Rowell’s unique combination of skills took him around the world, on assignment for organizations like National Geographic, Life, the World Wildlife Fund, and the National Sciences Foundation, to name a few. His impassioned photographs of the natural world graced multiple covers, propelling him to the status of a giant in the world of outdoor and adventure photography.


Photo by Warren Harding, via www.yosemiteclimbing.org

These skills gave him a wide range of insight into both the profession and lifestyle of photography – from how to pack for a job, to the ethical responsibilities photographers hold to the general public. And, lucky for us, he shared these insights with the world through his many columns and books.

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10 Mistakes You Need To Make When Learning Photography

Mistakes are powerful learning experiences. As much as they feel like a failure, they are, in fact, growth in progress.

And for that reason, making mistakes as you learn photography is just a natural part of the process of developing as a shooter.

Here are 10 mistakes that many photographers make. They are ones that we’ve made ourselves – some of them, multiple times. So chances are you’ll face these yourself at some point.

And as much as they are learning experiences, they are not going to teach you the “right” way to do things. Instead, they will help you figure out who you are as a photographer, and how photography fits into your life.

Powerful stuff.

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How To Crop Your Photos With Lightroom

Cropping your photos is a great way to improve your composition after you take the shot – it can get rid of distractions, straighten lines that were accidentally crooked, and completely shift the focus and feel of the photo.

And these days it’s easier than even to effectively crop your photos! Lightroom has some top notch tools that you can use, like overlays that let you see how the crop will fit into different grids (like the Rule of Thirds), or a preview of the image cropped at different common aspect ratios. Amazing!

So check out the video below to get the full scoop on how to crop your photos with Lightroom!

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