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Saturation vs. Vibrance. What’s the Difference?

The Saturation and Vibrance sliders are well-known and used by photographers in all genres alike. But do you know the difference between them? If not, then you're not alone. In fact, the majority of us just play around with them until we find a combination that makes the image look good. For a more effective and professional workflow, though, I...

Introduction to Quick Tip Thursday

Quick Tip Thursday
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great holiday and perhaps you even managed to capture a few images as well. This is not going to be a regular tutorial but I want to quickly tell you about a new and exciting segment that will be happening on CaptureLandscapes in 2018: Quick Tip Thursday. Each Thursday, we'll publish one...

Cover the Viewfinder for Long Exposure Photography

Cover the Viewfinder Long Exposure Photography
When I purchased my first Neutral Density Filters several years ago and started experimenting with Long Exposure Photography, I became fascinated by the magical effects created with shutter speeds of 10, 30, 100 seconds or more. However, there was one particular problem that regularly occurred: an unwanted purple color/haze was covering parts of the image. It would become so visible...

Visualize Spots: Reveal Dust Spots in Lightroom

Visualize Spots in Lightroom
See video at the bottom of the article for an easy-to-follow explanation.  As outdoor photographers, we often spend time in harsh conditions with strong winds that carry snow, sand or other particles. This can lead to quite the amount of dust spots on your lens or sensor, which you're not always able to clean in the field. Either it's dust spots or...

How to Straighten a Crooked Horizon in Lightroom

How to Straighten Horizon in Lightroom
Let's face it. Most of us have been victims of crooked horizons more than once. Even with spirit levels or a built-in virtual horizon, a crooked horizon occurs on a regular basis, for some of us more frequently than others. That being said, there's not much that is more distracting than having one in a beautiful image. No matter how good...

The Importance of Studying Other Photographers

Study the work of other photographers
Since your reading this, I can confidently assume that taking beautiful pictures is a goal you have. While there are tons of useful (even essential) resources, there's one simple trick that will do wonders for your photography: study the works of other photographers. In fact, this is one of the most common advice in our Photographer of the Month interviews. Why...

How to Avoid Light Leaks for Long Exposure Photography

Avoid Light Leaks
Light leaks often occur when using filters to achieve long exposures. Even though the shot is perfectly planned out, it's a problem that requires a few extra steps to avoid. The main reason to prevent them is that they're nearly impossible to correct in post-processing. Other problems such as dust spots, hot pixels or color cast are easy to fix...

How to Use Color Labels in Lightroom

How to Set Color Label in Lightroom
Keeping a structured file system on your hard drive is important but keeping images organized within Lightroom is just as important. Rating images and using collections are great ways to easily locate and keep track of images but it's not always enough. Sometimes you need extra information or better labeling to notice important details. That's when color labels come into...

Remove the Camera Strap for Long Exposure Photography

Remove the Camera Strap for Long Exposure Photography
In this week's Quick Tip Thursday we're one simple but important tip for long exposure photography: Remove the camera strap. Capturing razor-sharp images is something most photographers strive to do. Sturdy tripods, remote shutters, and mirror lockup are all used to achieve this but still, your image might not be razor sharp if you forget to do one simple thing. Remove...

How to Handle HUGE Image Files and View them in Lightroom

"Could not save because this document exceeded the 4GB limit for TIFF files" is an error you might have encountered if you work on large panoramas or use multiple layers when developing images in Photoshop. TIFF and PSD are the most common file types for photographers to save their developed files in but unfortunately they've got some restrictions: TIFF files...