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...

When to Use an Open Aperture in Landscape Photography

Open Aperture in Landscape Photography
"I am somewhat puzzled when I read about professional landscape photography where they use fast lenses such as f2.8 or f1.4. Why do they use these lenses when most landscape photos are taken anywhere from f8 to f22 and the supposed sweet spot is f11 (or close to it) to get good depth of field throughout. Where does the f/2.8 come in...

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...

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...