Natural Light Photography

4 surefire ways to add detail to photos

Silhouettes and graphical images can be very striking when done well, but for most of us, most of the time, it’s the finer detail that draws a viewer into a photograph. In this tutorial we show you several simple ways to add detail to photos.

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5 tips for photographing the coast and water in winter

Tweet Winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit the beach, but for photographers it’s one of the better times of year to capture dramatic coastal photography. Likewise, lakes and ponds and rivers also offer plenty of opportunities to blur water to create a sense of movement in your images. In this quick tutorial we’ll suggest five simple ways you can make instant improvements to your water and coastal photography in the winter time. 01 Research your location in advance This goes without say at any time during the year, but it takes on even more importance...

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How to shoot autumn photography at home

Tweet In this quick autumn photography tutorial we’ll explain everything you need to know to capture brilliant autumnal images right on your doorstep. When you think of great autumn locations your mind probably conjures up images of amber forest canopies in New England or golden Swedish landscapes. But there are plenty of great autumnal scenes to be captured right here at home. Your garden or yard may not look like the ideal autumn location at first glance, but with the right techniques and a creative eye, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. Autum images: it’s all about...

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How to edit autumn portraits to boost colour

Tweet Autumn photography makes us think of holly leaves, red berries and golden canopies of trees, but it is also a wonderful time to shoot outdoor portraits. The low angle of the sun this time of year will add dramatic lighting to your subject and make your autumn portraits all the more romantic looking. What’s more, the many reds and oranges of the season perfectly complement the rich golden light of autumn, adding an extra layer of detail that creates a dream-like feeling in your autumn portraiture. In this photo editing tutorial we’ll show you a quick technique to...

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How to shoot a minimalist black and white landscape in the daytime

Tweet We’ve all seen them: the Zen-like, square-cropped, black and white landscapes shot over long exposures to blur the water into a frothy milk. It’s been one of the most enduring image styles of the past 10 years, and by mastering a few core photography techniques it’s quite easy to shoot an image like this for yourself. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to shoot a minimalist black and white photography landscape mastering long exposures and non-destructive photo editing techniques along the way. In order to get this minimalist black and white effect you’ll need to find a scene...

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5 quick summer photography tips for bolder, brighter images

Tweet There are few basic steps for taking high impact shots on bright summer days. These summer photography tips will steer you through every aspect of shooting outside in bright light by using raw format and saturating colours for a little contrast. Keep reading to discover how you can come up with outstanding images when the light is strong. Summer photography tips: 01 Fewer colours Colours are quite punchy and saturated when juxtaposed against an expanse of white. Try to find some white surfaces and partner them with subjects that feature primary colours. It may sound counterintuitive, but you...

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10 ways to photograph a lone tree

Whether a silhouette or a closely framed trunk full of detail, images of lone trees can convey a quiet sense of solitude and offer a more intimate view of the landscape. To help you add some variety to your landscape photography portfolio, below are 10 quick tips to help you choose your subjects, compose and set up your camera for striking photos of lone trees.

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Best camera settings for sunsets

Everyone loves a sunset – particularly photographers. But choosing the best camera settings for sunsets can be a challenge, as you want to capture the sun’s colours as they appear to you, not how your camera thinks they should be.

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