Archive: photography tips

Tips for Photographing Sunsets

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  3 Comments

Sunset landscape scenes can make for some of the most beautiful photography subjects, and this guide will offer you tips for taking better photos of sunsets. Sunset photography can be really challenging, as it (along with sunrise) is typically the time of day when there is the most dynamic range in a single scene. Add […]

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5 Great Photography Uses for Neutral Density Filters

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  14 Comments

In the digital age, there are few filters for photography that can’t be replicated in post-processing. Neutral density filters are one such filter, and while they are commonly used to allow using a wide-open aperture in bright sunlight, I prefer using them on a tripod to take longer exposures, for the purposes of playing with […]

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Paris, France Photo Spots & Tips

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  13 Comments

Paris, France is the “City of Lights,” but it might as well be the city of classic beauty. Photographing Paris is a delight for photographers, as the city has so much variety and incredible architecture, among other things, that it’s almost difficult to capture a bad photo. If you’re considering a trip to Paris, this […]

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Tips for Night Photography

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  11 Comments

Taking photos at night can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have the right equipment. This post covers what you need to know about nighttime photography, what equipment you need, and some best practices to get great photos at night! Nighttime photography can be intimidating, especially for beginner and novice photographers. The primary reason […]

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Tips For Taking Photos Into The Sun

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  7 Comments

Shooting into direct sunlight can make for intriguing and compelling photos. This post covers techniques for taking photos when shooting into the sun, recommended settings when taking photos into the sun, and what to avoid. Depending upon your perspective, this may not seem like all that earth-shattering of advice–it may be your standard practice, anyway. […]

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Yosemite National Park: Tunnel View Alternatives

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  11 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Yosemite National Park, you’re probably familiar with Tunnel View. It’s the iconic view in Yosemite, the place where everyone stops for a photo. It’s an incredibly cliched photo, but as I often stress, many photographic cliches are that way for a reason: because they are awesome. There’s no denying that Tunnel View […]

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Technique Tuesday: The Landscape “Selfie”

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  3 Comments

When it comes to landscape photographers and the rest of the population, there is a huge chasm in terms of one type of photo: the selfie. Not only do landscape photographers rarely step in front of the camera themselves, but they (we) typically try to eliminate all people from their photos of a given landscape, […]

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50% Grey Dodge-Burn Layer Photography Tip

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  10 Comments

Today I wanted to focus on a new technique I recently learned that provides a way to non-destructively dodge and burn in Photoshop. For those unfamiliar with the dodge/burn tools, they are ways to extend the dynamic range in a single image in Photoshop, but the problem is that they normally a “destructive” ways to […]

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Technique Tuesday: Photographing “Moonscapes”

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  16 Comments

Based on the response to a question I posed in yesterday’s Universal Orlando Trip Report about whether you’d be interested in some behind the scenes technical photography tips, I’ve decided to test a new type of article on here called “Technique Tuesday.” It’s something I’ll try to post every Tuesday that covers what I did […]

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Ruminations on Travel Photography

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  8 Comments

Most of the time, my head is filled with random thoughts that are totally irrelevant to whatever I’m doing at the moment. These typically relate to certain recurring topics, as well as general oddities. One of the recurring topics is photography. As I have had these thoughts, I thought they might be interesting useful okay filler […]

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