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The Benefit Of Photography With Friends

September 13, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Don't call them "snapshots." Thoughtfully composing a landscape image with a travel companion in the frame can yield memorable results.
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Isolate The Subject In Your Photographs

September 10, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
To create landscape photos with strong graphic impact, look for clean, simple compositions that showcase your subject
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My Fascination With Photographing Waterfalls

September 6, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
The experience of being in the presence of waterfalls is as thrilling as finding unique ways to frame them in your camera’s viewfinder
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Horizontal Versus Vertical Framing In Photography

September 5, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Your choice of horizontal or vertical composition plays an important part in how you present your subject
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Mesmerize With Repeating Patterns In Your Photos

September 3, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Look for patterns in groves of trees and other repetitive natural subjects for an opportunity to create compelling compositions
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The Merits Of Including People In Scenic Photos

August 30, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
While there are good reasons to leave people out of your landscape photographs, consider these exceptions to the rule
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Finding Layers In Your Landscape Photography

August 29, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Learning to see the layers in the landscape and framing your scenes to emphasize them will enhance the perception of depth in your photos
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Photographing The Details Of The Landscape

August 26, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
It’s easy to get lost in the big picture of wide-angle scenes, but don’t forget to photograph the details that make up those grand vistas
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Blue Sky Photos Aren’t All That Bad

August 23, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Clouds and atmosphere often make for more interesting skies in landscape images, but don’t count out the photo opportunities on a clear, sunny day
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Patience Truly Is A Virtue In Photography

August 22, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Waiting for the best light or for a storm to break is often a gamble, but when patience pays off, the rewards can be sublime
The Palouse in Washington State.
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Exploring The Palouse

August 20, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
A photo study of an iconic landscape like The Palouse in southeastern Washington is an opportunity to try multiple creative approaches
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Learn To Love Big Sky

August 13, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Allow yourself to break conventions of photographic composition such as the Rule of Thirds for a fresh look at the landscape

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Take A Prime Challenge

August 9, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Find new perspectives in photography by confining yourself to a focal length outside your comfort zone
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Convert Your Old Digital Camera To Infrared

August 7, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Instead of selling your older digital camera or letting it collect dust, consider giving it a new life as an infrared camera
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Try Split Toning For Landscape Photos

August 5, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Split toning can be a powerful technique to enhance mood and create visual impact in a landscape photo
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Today’s Smartphone Cameras Really Are Amazing

August 2, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
While it can’t match the capabilities and adaptability of an interchangeable-lens camera, the camera in your pocket is getting better all the time
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The Allure Of Drones For Photography

July 31, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Drones allow us to get incredible perspectives for landscape photography, but please use them respectfully and lawfully
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Embrace Your Obstacles In Photography

July 26, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Revisiting your former creative blocks can help you grow as a photographer and learn to see opportunities instead of impediments
image illustrating juxtaposition of man made bridge and forest surroundings
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Using Juxtaposition In Your Photos

July 24, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Juxtaposition can be a powerful compositional tool. Try framing scenes that incorporate natural elements versus man-made structures
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Tips For Great Sunburst Photos

July 22, 2019 | Text & Photography By Brian Matiash
Include a sunburst in your landscape photos to add a point of interest
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