Landscape Photography Workshops

Landscape Photography Workshops

Landscape Photography Workshops

For countless enthusiast photographers the world over, nothing offers as much inspiration as heading out into the great outdoors, regardless of the time of year or weather conditions, to capture beautiful landscapes. As a photographer, little comes close to matching the feeling of returning home in the knowledge that you have memory cards filled with a selection of stunning scenes, all beautifully captured. Landscape Photography Workshops is an invaluable guide packed with essential technique advice, expert guides, photo workshops and stunning photography that aims to give you all the information, advice and inspiration you need to improve your landscape photography skills. It features tutorials from many of the UK’s favourite outdoor photographers, with emphasis on key in-camera techniques. To ensure you head out with the best possible choice of photo gear, a landscape kit section is filled with authoritative reviews of essential accessories, including ND graduated filters, tripods and gadget bags. Be sure to read this indispensable guide and learn from the UK’s leading experts how to take your best-ever landscape images.

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País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
One-off
US$ 3,44

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5 minutos
woodland sunbursts

CAMERA: CANON EOS 5DS / LENS: CANON EF 16-35MM F/4L IS USM IF YOU GO DOWN to the woods today – well, you might actually bag yourself some amazing images! woodland offers great potential as a photographic subject. From close-ups of patterns, details and textures to stunning foliage colour and studies of sturdy old trees, there is something for everyone, and no two days are ever the same. However, if you want to take the top prize and scoop the creative jackpot, then nothing beats woodland on a misty morning or afternoon with golden rays of sunlight bursting through the branches. It’s such an amazing spectacle that you could almost be tempted to leave your camera packed away and just savour the moment. I did say ‘almost’ though, because there’s no…

4 minutos
polarisers

WHEN LIGHT STRIKES a surface, some of the rays scatter in all directions thus becoming polarised, causing reflections and glare that reduce colour saturation – particularly on shiny surfaces such as paintwork and foliage. Polarising filters prevent this from happening by only allowing light rays to enter your lens that are travelling from one direction – effectively blocking out polarised light. Doing this offers three distinct advantages for landscape photography. The most obvious benefit is that the blue of a sky is deepened because it contains a lot of polarised light. Using a polariser allows you to add visual impact to images by providing a strong, punchy blue backdrop. Another benefit is that glare on non-metallic surfaces is reduced, so the colours in a scene appear richer and more saturated. The…

17 minutos
premium tripods

WITH A BUDGET OF £300-PLUS, there are some seriously good tripods to be had, with a variety of design options. Our review covers models from £300 to £600, with most being carbon-fibre for reduced weight and high strength. At the lower end of this price scale, we have some basic tripods without too many extra features, though basic is a relative term here. All but one have four leg sections to achieve either extra height, or a shorter closed length, or a bit of both. They have sliding centre-columns too, and usually three leg angles to go low, so none are exactly spartan. The extra features available include articulating centre-columns that tilt over and are very helpful for getting into awkward positions. They're particularly good for macro work, or table-top…

4 minutos
howto process a raw file

THE BEST THING about shooting in Raw is that you can process the file to give a far better result than if you had captured the scene as a JPEg. The preview of a Raw file on your camera’s LCD monitor may look identical to a JPEg as all the additional information is hidden within the file, and it’s impossible to display on your camera’s screen. it’s only when you open the Raw file on your computer that you’ll see the wonders retained in this purest of image file formats. Our guide shows how processing Raw files in Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw allows you to extract an amazing amount of information, leading to a far superior result than if it had been captured in JPEG. 1 Open the file The first…

4 minutos
lens flare in landscapes

CAMERA: NIKON D750 / LENS:AF-S 24-70MM F/2.8G ED / FILTERS: HELIOPAN CPL& LEE FILTERS ND GRADS WHEN IT COMES to the polarising topic of lens flare, you’ll likely find two sorts of photographer. There are those who do their utmost to avoid the phenomenon in pursuit of ‘clean ‘images. This photographer uses lens hoods wherever and whenever possible, is always aware of the sun’s position entering the lens and will seek only the best optics with specialist coatings to reduce the appearance of ghosting and flare. At the other end of the spectrum, you have those who embrace flare in the name of atmosphere and interest. Lens hoods serve no purpose but to get in the way, they’ll shoot into the light every opportunity they get, even placing prisms and objects…

3 minutos
controlling flare using photoshop

IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED the advice on the previous pages and all has gone well, you should have captured a stunning final image plagued with lens flare, and another with your hand blocking the flare. You might have even chosen to capture a third exposure at a narrow aperture to record a sunburst star. Now's the time to bring them all together. We're using Adobe Photoshop CC here, but you can use any software that allows you to apply layer masks and blending modes, such as Affinity Photo or Photoshop Elements. Plug-ins If you haven’t captured your own starburst don’t fret–there area host of plug-ins available that can quickly add stylish flares and stars to your images, such as Knoll Light Factory, or Lens Distortions. Digital SLR Photography gave Lens Distortions four out…