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Emmental in autumn. Slawek Staszczuk Photography.

What camera settings should I use for landscape photography?

What camera settings to use for landscape photography I’ve compiled a simple list of essential camera settings that I use in my landscape photography on a regular basis. But if you’re anything like me and you like to know not only what, but also why and how… read on. Or click on a specific setting …

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The Magic of Reflected Light

Technically almost everything we see, and our cameras capture, is reflected light. Unless we happen to be looking straight into a light source. So I am referring to something more specific in the “magic of reflected light”. Perhaps you could call it secondary reflected light, or use a more technical term – indirect illumination. Hallowe’en …

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Landscape Photographer in Sussex. Stanmer Park on South Downs.

How to photograph woodlands & forests

If you’ve ever tried to photograph a woodland, you’ll know that it’s not easy to do it justice in a still image. Woods and forests are visually busy environments. And that often makes carving meaningful compositions out of them a challenge. Moreover, if you try to shoot in direct sunlight, harsh patchy contrast makes things …

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Blue hour in Budapest. Slawek Staszczuk Photography.

What is Blue Hour photography?

I sometimes get confused looks when I ask my audiences, photography workshops guests or just friends interested in photography – do you know what “blue hour” is? I’ll try to explain what it means in this article, as it is one of my favourite lighting scenarios for landscape, especially cityscape, photography. First what Blue Hour …

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