Learn to Improve Your Landscape and Travel Photography

One of the joys of landscape and travel photography is constant learning – new ways of seeing, new ideas for filmmaking and photographing, new directions for compositions and editing.

Our goal at ExploreDiscoverShoot is to help us learn from each other and see the world in a different way.

Put these filmmaking and photography ideas and techniques to work. Then grab your camera and go!

My 3 Favorite Impressionist Photos (Today…)

My 3 Favorite Impressionist Photos (Today…)

SIMON BURN: I’ve never pursued creating fine art landscape images, but more and more find myself looking at them. These impressionist images take us away from the realms of recording reality, and are much more about what we feel than what we actually see.

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The Paradox of Subjectivity

The Paradox of Subjectivity

The notion of subjectivity is quite a useful concept. And I would argue that it is, paradoxically, the refuge of mediocrity. While everyone is entitled to their subjective opinion, I believe there are still objective standards even when it comes to art. See what you think…

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Thoughts About Photo Editing (Processing for Intended Use)

Thoughts About Photo Editing (Processing for Intended Use)

There’s a big difference between creating and editing a photograph for yourself and doing the same for another purpose. Professional photographers understand the intended use of a photograph which influences how they compose and frame a shot, and then how they edit.

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Editing Landscape and Travel Photos (How Much is Too Much?)

Editing Landscape and Travel Photos (How Much is Too Much?)

Some landscape and travel photographers have created “rules” when it comes to editing their images. It generally boils down to “as little as possible” with everything else being wrong. We maintain that photography is art and anything goes. Of course, tastes vary, but that’s not the point.

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Make Split Toning Your Editing Secret Weapon

Make Split Toning Your Editing Secret Weapon

There are at least seven ways to edit colours in Lightroom and Photoshop. Only split toning gives you specific control for colour in your highlights and shadows. The impact can be either subtle or dramatic – your choice!

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Photography Composition for Beginners (Where to Start)

Photography Composition for Beginners (Where to Start)

If you’re just starting to take pictures more seriously, you’ll soon be thinking about composition. Where do you place your focal point within your frame, and how do you create the effect you’re looking for? A classic composition technique is to work with the rule of thirds. Let’s start there.

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Develop a Competitive Mindset for Success

Develop a Competitive Mindset for Success

In photography, it’s easy to fall into routines, especially if you get good at something. You do the same trick over and over. But I find that a competitive mindset is the key to success. The biggest competition is me. I’m always looking for the unexpected, trying to better my last effort.

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Why I Switched from DSLR to Mirrorless

Why I Switched from DSLR to Mirrorless

Simon Burn will be the first to say he’s not a big gear fan. But as he got deeper into video, he realized it was time to make the switch from DSLR to mirrorless. Here he outlines the features that matter to him, and the ones that don’t. Weight saving? “Overrated”, says Simon!

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Selling Photography Prints? (Dave Erauw’s Secrets to Success)

Selling Photography Prints? (Dave Erauw’s Secrets to Success)

Dave has built a substantial full-time business selling his prints. He’s the first to tell you it didn’t happen overnight, but he’s very happy with his progress (213 prints in 2019). Photographers can learn valuable lessons from how Dave has created a thriving market for his prints.

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