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Finding optimal long exposure starting points

On an excursion in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, I took a handheld one second long exposure. While one second doesn’t seem like...

Framing most important compositional technique

Framing is a critical element to photography composition. Framing leads the eyes and highlights the subject, but also provides a sense of depth and...

Project goals develop photography style

Having photography projects has endless benefits but they are indispensable tools in order to develop photography style. Shooting with purpose motivates, helps photographers figure...

Eight depth cues to enhance composition

Depth cues are perhaps the most impactful visual elements in photography because environmental objects provide viewers with additional context and clear meaning. Newspaper producers...

Employing rule of thirds teaches compositional balance

The rule of thirds is another of the most basic and fundamental compositional techniques employed in visual art. As such, this keystone element of...

Public land protection through landscape photography

To care about our natural spaces, people need a connection to them one way or another. The ties between public land and photography are...

Urban environments provide street photography many opportunities

Street photography breaks down the complex urban environment into easily digestible snapshots of information. Lack of confidence and complicated scenes intimidate some aspiring street...

10 examples of using the environment to frame subjects

Environmental framing and lines are perhaps the two most important aspects to effective photography composition. The closely related techniques both guide the viewer's eye...

How to simulate long exposure with Adobe Photoshop

A simple way to simulate the smoothness of a long exposure using Photoshop is to use a time stack. Instead of one long exposure,...

10 examples of long exposure photography

Long exposure excites a lot of photographers because it provides opportunity to play with the dynamics created by highly-contrasted light. Many enthusiasts who get...