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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ESKDALE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

The Lake District is full of spectacular locations though for sheer ruggedness and remoteness the Eskdale Valley takes some beating. Alfred Wainwright described Eskdale as ‘One of the loveliest of Lakeland’s valleys descends from the highest and wildest mountains in the district to the sands of Ravenglass in a swift transition from bleak and craggy ridges to verdant woodlands and pastures watered by a charming river.’ The valley is notable for being one of few major valleys in the Lake District not to have its own lake although several tarns are perched above the valley sides including Devoke Water which is the largest tarn in the Lake District. Located on the edge of the valley is linked to its perhaps...

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STREET AND ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Don’t worry about noise When you’re shooting quickly and on the go you won’t have time to set up lights so when it’s dark simply push the ISO up on your camera and embrace the noise! By converting your image to black & white at the editing stage you can stylise your picture with the grain. This image was taken at ISO. The textured noise coming in through the background actually adds another element rather than existing as an unwanted flaw.  Picking the right frame Editing in itself is a true art form. At the end of the day there are no right or wrong answers only a difference of opinion. Often we have an emotional connection to our images...

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Great Tips for Taking Cloudy Day Photography

Photographers tend to shy away from overcast weather. But, a cloudy day is an excellent time for stunning photography. These fluffy formations can help give you a great shot! In this article, we’ll tell you all the tips and tricks to great cloudy day photography. 1. Change Your Camera Settings Cloudy day photography settings are different than what you would use on a clear or overcast day. Every time your light changes, you need to change your settings. If you are shooting in a cloudy environment, your light source (sun) will hide and reveal itself often. This can be a pain if you need to stick to a strict timescale. As a rule of thumb, the clouds are going to pull 2-3...

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Best Techniques for Shooting a Long Exposure Sunset

Browse any outdoor photographer’s, and you are likely to find photos of the sunset. The color and direction of evening light are eye-catching and translate well into a photo. Composition is an important part of any sunset image but the exposure is vital to both color and texture. Long exposures are an effective tool in this category. What Does Long Exposure Mean? While there is no clear definition I categorize long exposure as any shutter speed that I cannot handhold. This includes anything from 1/15th of a second up to multi-minute bulb mode exposures. 1/15th is long enough to blur for fast-moving water. That’s my threshold for longer exposure. When the conditions are too dark for standard shutter speeds, you may opt a long exposure rather than increasing your ISO....

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How to Take Great Profile Photos

The formula for cool profile pictures is flattering angles, expressions, lighting, and poses. Better self-portrait photography skills will impress your friends and attract more clients. We have cool profile pictures tips to help you stand out from the crowd! What You’ll Need A tripod – the taller and sturdier, the better! It should reach your height so that you can be comfortable when posing. A camera – this can be a smartphone camera too. But for the best results, I’d recommend using a DSLR. A remote – this will take photos for you, which means you won’t have to run back and forth to get the perfect photo. An editing program – a program like Lightroom or Photoshop is great for light retouching work. Why Is It Important to Have Great Profile...

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