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Travel Photography Basics

Horizon line, rule of thirds and understanding light:

simple travel photography techniques to capture the beauty of the locations you visit.

Travel Photography Basics

Framing Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Framing Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

What does it mean to use framing in photography? Basically, it isolates a subject using elements in a scene as a frame It's a basic photography technique used to direct the viewer's eye to the subject. Take a look at the framing photo ideas to illustrate this...

Foreground, Midground, Background Photography Ideas

Foreground, Midground, Background Photography Ideas

Using foreground, middleground and background in photography is a key concept to achieve depth in a photo. Composing the image using layers in the landscape is a basic photography technique you should learn. Take a look at the foreground, midground, background...

Rule of Thirds Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Rule of Thirds Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

The "Rule of Thirds" is an important concept to make sure you have a well balanced and interesting photograph. The idea behind this basic photography technique for composition is that the human eye naturally gravitates to intersection points that occur when an image...

How to Use Leading Lines in Photography

How to Use Leading Lines in Photography

The concept of leading lines is one of the most useful basic photography techniques for composition. When used properly, you can frame powerful images with great visual impact. Understanding and practicing how to use leading lines will help you create photos that...

Using Foreground, Middleground, Background in Landscape Photography

Using Foreground, Middleground, Background in Landscape Photography

Using foreground, middleground, and background is a basic photography technique used to add depth and dimension to a photo when capturing landscapes, and even wildlife. A great landscape photo should create the illusion of depth. This effect makes the image more...

Using the Rule of Thirds to Take Better Landscape Photos

Using the Rule of Thirds to Take Better Landscape Photos

Using the rule of thirds for landscape photography creates visual interest and impact in your photos. It’s a basic photography technique that involves positioning important elements in your photo along imaginary grid lines that divide your scene into thirds, both...

Why Horizon Line is Important for Landscape Photography

Why Horizon Line is Important for Landscape Photography

Did you know that you can change the overall feel of your photo just by moving the horizon line within your shot? The horizon line, which separates the foreground from the sky, is an important element in landscape scenes. Understanding horizon line in photography...

Fill The Frame Photography Technique For Impactful Images

Fill The Frame Photography Technique For Impactful Images

No matter where you are in your photography journey, there are basic photography techniques that you can use right now to take more memorable and dramatic images. One of the easiest ways to amp up the wow factor in your travel photos is to fill the frame with your...

Using Perspective in Photography to Create Impact

Using Perspective in Photography to Create Impact

A photograph is a snapshot of a moment in time and a way for you, the photographer, to create a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional scene in the real world. Since the invention of the camera, photographers have been trying to create unique and...

How to Use Framing in Photography

How to Use Framing in Photography

How to use framing in photography is a basic composition technique. In this article we'll help you understanding the concept of framing as it pertains to landscape photography. You'll learn how to use elements in the scene to frame the subject which creates impact for...

Blue Hour and Golden Hour Photo Ideas

Blue Hour and Golden Hour Photo Ideas

There are several hours every day when you can find the BEST light for landscape photography. The light at blue hour and the golden hour happen right around sunrise and sunset.  We all know good light is a basic photography concept that elevates your photos from good...

Sunset Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Sunset Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

The soft light that happens as the sun sets is one of the best times to take outdoor pictures. There are a few sunset photo tips to consider: location, composition and natural light. We all know good light is a basic photography concept that elevates your photos from...

52 Week Photography Challenge List

52 Week Photography Challenge List

Do you want to become a better photographer? Practice. Practice. And more practice is what we recommend. Learning about, understanding and using the basic photography techniques when you take photos is so important. The 52 Week Photography Challenge helps...

Sunrise Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Sunrise Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Many people avoid sunrise photography because it requires waking up early. But there are so many advantages for early morning photography. Because most people enjoy sleeping in, you don’t have to worry about crowds as much since most places aren’t as busy in the...

Perspective Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Perspective Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

What does it mean to use perspective in photography? Basically, it refers to the position and direction used to take a photo. It's a basic photography technique used to look at different angles and ways to take a picture. Take a look at the perspective photo ideas to...

Leading Lines Photography Ideas

Leading Lines Photography Ideas

Using leading lines in photography is a key concept to draw the viewer's eye to the main subject of the image. Composing the image using lines this way is a basic photography technique you should learn. Take a look at the leading lines photography ideas to illustrate...

Fill The Frame Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

Fill The Frame Photo Ideas for Landscape Photography

What does Fill the Frame in photography mean? Basically, the frame refers to the edges of your photograph or the edges of the viewfinder of your camera when you are taking a picture. Composing an image using this basic photography technique means to get in close, to...

Basic Photography Tips You Should Never Forget

Basic Photography Tips You Should Never Forget

Photography should be fun! Don't over complicate it. There are a few basic photography tips you should never forget! The most important tools in any photographer's possession are their own brain, eyes and passion. Without the photographer's vision and experience, even...

Why It’s Important to Photograph The Things You Love

Why It’s Important to Photograph The Things You Love

The secret to amazing photos is simple. "Discover what you love, and focus on photographing that." Keep photography simple and photograph the things you love. The art of photography gets complicated with ever-changing technology, gadgets and techniques. It can become...

Horizon Line Photography Ideas

Horizon Line Photography Ideas

Horizons are the most common horizontal line to be found in photographs. They usually act as a dividing point in the image to anchor the rest of the photo. It’s important to understand how horizon lines are used for landscape photography. Placement of the horizon...

Simple Steps to Learn How to Photograph Waterfalls and Rivers

Simple Steps to Learn How to Photograph Waterfalls and Rivers

One of my favorite subjects to photograph is waterfalls and rivers.  I guess it stems from a fascination I’ve had with moving water since I was a kid. I think I always associated rivers and waterfalls with adventure and discovery. To this day rivers and...

Sunset Photography Tips to Capture Amazing Images

Sunset Photography Tips to Capture Amazing Images

The light before, during and after the sun sets is one of the BEST times to take photos! But, it's also a tricky and complex time to take photos because as the light changes, you as the photographer must be ready to adapt and adjust your settings. Practice taking...

Basic Photography Techniques for Landscape Photos

Basic Photography Techniques for Landscape Photos

Do you enjoy taking photos as you travel? If you're looking for basic photography techniques to improve your landscape photography, you've come to the right place! → Do you need to learn about composition for landscape photography, and why it's so important? Check! →...

Fall Photos Event

Fall Photos Event

Do you love taking Fall photos? Members of our Facebook group and Facebook page have submitted their favorite Fall Photo. We thought it would be fun to see the terrific photos and provide a way for you vote on your favorite. How The Fall Photos Event Works Each week...

How Does the ISO Camera Setting Affect My Photos?

How Does the ISO Camera Setting Affect My Photos?

There are three pillars of photography - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Each of these settings can dramatically affect the look of your images. The ISO camera setting controls the brightness of your photos. Understanding ISO is a basic photography concept you should...

Sunrise Photography Tips to Capture Stunning Images

Sunrise Photography Tips to Capture Stunning Images

There is something magical about sunrise pictures. Looking at them just makes you happy. Beautiful sunrise images are the result of the warm, soft light at the start of each day. When taking a sunrise picture, be sure to utilize the basic photography techniques to...

Best Online Beginner Photography Courses

Best Online Beginner Photography Courses

Learning photography has never been easier with access to online classes and tutorials. Aspiring photographers can learn the craft on their computers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ve rounded up some of the best online beginner photography courses available...

Photo Scavenger Hunt and Checklist Ideas

Photo Scavenger Hunt and Checklist Ideas

Photography is one of the best activities for adults and kids. It develops creativity to determine what will be included in the frame of the pictures. Taking photos helps adults and kids overcome anxiety, daily overwhelm and depression. It helps focus and calm the...

How to Photograph Reflections to Create Stunning Images

How to Photograph Reflections to Create Stunning Images

I love to photograph reflections in water. They produce stunning images. A good reflection shot of a beautiful scene is magical every time. A reflection is: “The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.”  There are a...

Can I Get Some Photo Courtesy?

Can I Get Some Photo Courtesy?

You know what they say about common sense? Common sense ain’t so common! It’s the same with common courtesy. Courtesy is not so common. It is greatly missed when it’s not present and seriously appreciated when it shows up.  PATIENCE AT FARMINGTON BAY Earlier this year...

Take Wow Photos with 5 Easy Steps

Travel Photography Destinations

Best Oregon Photography Locations for Amazing Landscape Images

Best Oregon Photography Locations for Amazing Landscape Images

If you enjoy landscape photography, then definitely add Oregon to your bucket list of places to visit and photograph. You’ll capture stunning images of impressive volcanic peaks, lush rainforests, pristine coastline, and picturesque waterfalls. There is an...

Grand Teton Photography: Fantastic Photo Spots

Grand Teton Photography: Fantastic Photo Spots

If you enjoy landscape photography and outdoor adventure, you need to visit Grand Teton National Park! There are so many amazing Grand Teton photo spots to capture the jagged peaks of the mountains complimented by the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Use...

An Expert’s Guide to Arches National Park Photography

An Expert’s Guide to Arches National Park Photography

We are lucky to live a only few hours away so we can visit Arches National Park multiple times each year. This means we have lots of Arches National Park vacation ideas to share! One advantage to being a local is the opportunity to take Arches National Park...

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Nestled 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River you’ll find Dead Horse Point State Park. We consider Dead Horse Point a must-stop location! This stunning Utah state park near Moab is known for its stunning views of the Colorado River, dramatic vertical...

Bald Eagle Photography Tour in Washington State

Bald Eagle Photography Tour in Washington State

I love American Bald Eagles. Since childhood I have been fascinated with these majestic birds. Living in Utah there aren’t many opportunities to photograph bald eagles in their natural habitat. They are extremely difficult to find and are usually quite a distance...

Where to Take Mesmerizing Bryce Canyon Photos

Where to Take Mesmerizing Bryce Canyon Photos

When you plan your Bryce Canyon vacation, you quickly realize it really isn’t a canyon, but a series of carved out natural amphitheaters that showcase colorful formations like hoodoos, windows and more. People come from around the world to see the amazing Bryce...

Must-See Yellowstone Waterfalls to Photograph

Must-See Yellowstone Waterfalls to Photograph

Photographing the amazing Yellowstone waterfalls is always at the top of our list of things to do in the park. As you start to plan your Yellowstone vacation, be sure to add waterfalls to your itinerary each day. We have visited Yellowstone in the...

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