Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Mesa Arch at Golden Hour

Many new photographers stress over using the right camera settings for landscape photography. While I can’t tell you the exact settings, there are some simple rules to follow that will make the whole process intuitive. So what settings should you consider using when shooting landscape photos? The best landscape photographs are usually taken in raw […]

7 tips for building the perfect photography website

lding a photography website is an important step for every landscape photographer. Websites are getting more and more necessary when you want to start selling your photos. These give audiences a chance to get to know your personality and help build some trust.  Instagram is a great way to build an audience, but a website […]

Is editing landscape photographs ethical?

As a society, we’ve come to understand that photographs are almost always edited, manipulated, and post-processed. But there are many people out there who are very opposed to this. They believe that the best photographs are the ones that come straight out of the camera, and everything else is more fit for a trashcan than […]

How to Solve these 29 Landscape Photo Problems

Over my years as a photographer and photo editor, I’ve run into almost every problem in the book. At one point or another, I’ve had to learn how to overcome almost every issue possible. Having experienced all of these has made me a better photographer, knowing how to anticipate certain problems and take steps to […]

The Easy Way to Fix Neutral Density Filter Color Casts

If you’ve recently come back from your first trip out with a new set of ND filters, one of the first things to jump out will likely be the horrendous colors that are taking over your images. Even top-of-the-line ND filters will create a color cast in your images. Luckily, these are usually fairly easily […]

You don’t need to calibrate your monitor — advice from an expert editor

The topic of monitor calibration gets brought up constantly on my Facebook group. It’s not surprising. The topic of monitor calibration has been around for years, with many YouTubers and bloggers talking about the benefits of monitor calibration. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a variety of monitors, and have had screens calibrated in […]

11 Tips for Mobile Phone Landscape Photography

Mobile phones are quickly becoming professional cameras. New phones on the market are starting to feature multiple focal lengths, astoundingly-high-megapixel sensors, and algorithmic photography that can blow a traditional DSLR out of the water. These every-day devices are even starting to rack up similar prices to purchasing a new camera body or pro-grade lens. The […]

Why your iPhone or Android phone takes better images than a DSLR

The reason many new photographers end up going back to their phones is because of the amount of work required to make a good image with digital photography. So why does it seem like mobile phones capture better images than DSLR cameras? As a general rule, mobile phones are not able to capture higher-quality images […]

Watermarks don’t stop photo theft — here’s why I use them anyway

Image theft is a big issue online. Sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and even Google make it easy to discover and download images online. And if that happens to your photo, someone can use it on their website for commercial reasons without you ever knowing about it. So should you be thinking about using […]

Getting rid of GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome

I’ve been asking this for years — why the heck do photographers have so much GAS these days? If you haven’t heard of it, GAS is Gear Acquisition Syndrome. For new photographers, this can be absolutely debilitating. I remember back when I was first starting out, I lusted so hard after all the latest and […]

Building an ergonomic photo editing workspace

Desk ergonomics is extremely important when you’re editing photographs. Many modern-day computers are designed for portability, but not for use over a long period of time. And when you’re learning how to use Lightroom and Photoshop, it’s not uncommon to sit behind the computer for longer than 2 hours working on photographs.  If that time […]

4 Tips to get Pro Photos Using Beginner Cameras

When I talk to entry-level photographers, the conversations almost always turn to something about gear. And while these conversations somewhat irk me now, there was a time when I was exactly the same. A time when I felt the tools that I had were what held me back the most.  In some ways, entry-level gear […]