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12 promises every landscape photographer should make

Landscape Photography Tips

All images by Guy Edwardes

It’s a new (ish) year, and with several months of warm, sunny (ish) weather ahead of us we thought it is the perfect time to reevaluate our landscape photography. It’s quite easy to fall into routines, visit the same places and find yourself taking the same pictures. So in the post below we’ll show you how a little bit of effort on your part can go an awfully long way when it comes to capturing stunning landscape photography.

No more driving to the local

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A quick and easy guide to in-camera multiple exposures

How to take a multiple exposure in-camera

Multiple exposure is an old technique that was enjoyed by photographers long before digital cameras came along. The process involves exposing two or more images onto one frame so that there’s a multi-layered effect, with parts of both images revealed on top of each other (see our guide to Digital camera effects from A-Z). This used to be achieved by disengaging the film advance and taking two shots on the same piece of film.

Obviously, there’s no film advance on a digital SLR, but many

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How to get the perfect exposure for light trails

Night Photography Tips: how to get the perfect exposure for light trails

You don’t need us to tell you there’s no need to pack away your digital camera just because the sun’s gone down. Night photography is one of the more thrilling genres of taking pictures, and one of its more popular sub-genres is capturing the effect of light trails.

Traffic trails are a classic example of how a long exposure can pep up a dusk shot. Finding a good spot near traffic lights or where the volume of traffic increases is key. A low and wide composition will take

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Continuous lighting Masterclass with award-winning photographer Jason Lanier (Sponsored)

A conventional flashgun can be a useful tool for portrait photographers, but if you’ve ever struggled with harsh shadows and redeye you’ll know how difficult it can be to get the right look. How much power do you need? Do you want soft shadows or hard ones? And what direction should the light be coming from?

If you’re new to working with lights, or even if you’re an old hand, then continuous lighting can be especially helpful. Continuous lights are simply lights that stay on constantly

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Black and white landscapes: how to make a monochrome masterpiece

Photo Editing: how to make a perfect black and white landscape in Photoshop

Turning your colour photos into a black and white landscape is a great way to add impact, drama and emotion to your scenes. Landscape photographers (read The 10 Commandments of Landscape Photography – and how to break them) have traditionally gravitated to mono using the traditional darkroom.

However, today it’s a lot less hassle and relatively easy to get great results quickly in the digital darkroom using photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop CS and Elements.

Our Photoshop

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How to choose the best AF mode

Are you determined to make more of your DSLR, but remain baffled by some of the options? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And we’re here to help.

One of the most common queries we hear from photographers is, ‘What AF mode should I use?’ While there’s always nuance to a question like this depending on what you want your picture to look like, there are some general rules to follow when starting out (see The right way to set up your camera).

The two basic AF modes

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