Nature Photography Blog

2019 Nature Photography Workshops Announcement

We are announcing our workshops early for next year so you have time to plan for 2019. We have added some new locations like Anza Borrego and the Grand Tetons, along with a new Jeeping workshop in Death Valley that will be really exciting. We also added a second Colorado Wildflowers Jeeping workshop due to

Creating Micro-Contrast in Photoshop

What is micro-contrast? Most of us are familiar with contrast; it is relatively straightforward and easy to see. Contrast is the difference between two values, the values we will be talking about are tonal values. There are also color values, but that is for another time. The contrast between the light and dark areas are

Nightscape eBook is back, and better than ever!

It is hard to believe that I released this eBook through Craft & Vision four years ago, we had a great run and it was their best seller. Alas, Craft & Vision has decided to stop selling anything by other authors. The good news is that they were kind enough to return the rights back

No Tripods Allowed in the Zion Narrows for Workshops

UPDATED: No Tripods Allowed in the Zion Narrows for WorkshopsUPDATE 6/30/2018Today I received notice from the NPS that after hearing the concerns from the photographic community they will be revising this rule for 2019. Workshop leaders will once again be allowed to bring in clients with tripods in the Narrows! The only caveat is that

Review of Breakthrough Photography Filters

Full disclosure: Breakthrough Photography sent me these filters to review and the links in this post are affiliate links that I make a small profit from if you purchase through them. I can assure you that I keep my reviews unbiased, I honestly love these filters and they are the only ones in my bag!

TPE 3D Review

For years The Photographer’s Ephemeris has been an indispensable tool for landscape photographers. It has helped us plan many shoots to understand where the sun or moon was going to land on the landscape, or where the sun/moon/milky way would be in the sky. TPE has always been 2D map based, while useful, it was

Guide to Solid ND Filters

Solid ND filters are an essential part of my landscape photography kit, yet I come across many photographers that do not use them. Put quite simply; ND filters are a dark piece of glass or resin that you put in front of your lens to let less light into the camera. What this achieves is

Creating Telephoto Landscapes

When people think of landscape photographs, most will associate using a wide-angle and standard focal length lenses. Wide angle lenses create dramatic effects when placed near a subject of interest, but not all landscapes are created equal as Jennifer demonstrates with this stunning photograph. Jennifer Renwick – sand dunes glowing after sunset- Tamron 150-600 @

Luminosity Mask Panel Review

I have been a user of Tony Kuypers luminosity masks for many years, back when they were just actions creating channels. Luminosity masks have come a long way since then and have been adopted by a large number of photographers now that they are more accessible with these advanced panels. I had heard of other

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