How to Make Dreamy Landscape Photography With the Orton Effect

If you’ve been on Instagram lately and you follow some of the most popular landscape photographers on the social media platform, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them post photos of surreal and dreamy landscapes. When you see these images, you may be thinking to yourself, “Why can’t my photos look like that?”

Well, they actually can.

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2 QUICK TIPS For Better Waterfall Photography Composition

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying until the day that I die.

The best way to improve your photography isn’t through buying more expensive gear.

The best way to improve your landscape photography is to invest your time in understanding how to shoot better compositions.

Compositions are the ways in which your photographs are constructed.

In simpler terms, a composition is the way that you place objects within the frame.

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Luminar 2018 AI Sky Enhancer Review vs Adobe Lightroom

Recently Luminar 2018 released an update for their photo editing software for their Artificial Intelligence (AI) Sky Enhancer.

I’ve really enjoyed their other AI enhancer tools, and was excited to test out this update.

To be totally transparent, I use Luminar 2018 for my photography.

BUT, I used to use Lightroom, so I wanted to test the two softwares against each other to try and do the same thing in each.

Here are the results…

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Five Reasons Why You're NOT HAPPY With Your Landscape Photography

In my experience, photographers go through ruts or droughts.

When a photographer is in one of these droughts, they feel un-inspired and lack luster about the art-form they love.

They feel this way because they aren’t happy with their landscape photography.

There’s no way of knowing when this will happen, but there is a way that all landscape photographers can react to it accordingly.

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EASY Workflow For AMAZING Landscape Photography

I’ve noticed that post processing software can be an intimidating reason that people stick with one editing software and never switch even if they are over-paying.

Case in point, Adobe Creative Cloud.

If you aren’t familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud, it’s a photographer’s special that comes with an annoying monthly payment. From what I’ve seen on social media, photographers do not like monthly payment plans. I feel the same.

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How to Use PhotoPills For Your Landscape Photography

Since I’ve been a landscape photographer I’ve looked for apps that I could use to help me plan my landscape photography.

For the longest time I used The Photographer’s Ephimeris (who has recently come out with a very functional iPhone app.)

I found their platform a little lacking in everything I wanted to know about a day.

In a photography app, I want something that will do more than I want to know. I want endless possibilities so that I’m not left hanging when an epic sunset comes my way.

Enter PhotoPills.

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