Mastering Aperture ISO and Shutter Speed
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Mastering Aperture ISO and Shutter Speed

I’ve been meaning to write this article for years now, but never got around to it as the weather here in Spain keeps me outdoors, shooting! The unholy trinity of Aperture ISO and Shutter speed. Three settings that are inextricably linked together and absolutely determine how your photograph will turn out. An overview of this…

Mastering Aperture in Landscape Photography
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Mastering Aperture in Landscape Photography

Along with ISO and Shutter Speed, Aperture is one of the critical triumvirate of settings that photographers in any genre need to master. Understanding Aperture in Landscape photography is perhaps the hardest task as the effect of aperture on different lenses is so poorly documented. For landscape photographers, amongst others, controlling the depth of field…

Essential Photography Skills: Composition and Narrative

Essential Photography Skills: Composition and Narrative

Of all the essential photography skills you should learn, composition is probably the most important, swiftly followed by narrative. In this article I’m going to try to convey how this works in real life and why it is not to be confused with narrative. Composition and Narrative When you first pick up a camera, having…

Creating Depth in Landscape Photography
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Creating Depth in Landscape Photography

DxO PhotoLab 7 and the Nik Collection Creating depth in landscape photography is a challenge that can be resolved in a few different ways, ranging from point of sharp focus, through leading lines to foreground interest. These solutions happen in camera, but what can we do in processing to increase the perception of depth in…

A Terrible Day of Photography on the Piedra de los Pajeros

A Terrible Day of Photography on the Piedra de los Pajeros

This week, I climbed half a mile to the Piedra de los Pajeros above Puente Palo to photograph the snow-covered peaks above Lanjaron. The climb necessitated snowshoes, and progress was slow and hot—the temperature in my house was half what it was outside on the sun-drenched high slopes, and I found myself shedding layers rapidly….

Atalaya de Marchal – Best Watchtower in Andalucia?
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Atalaya de Marchal – Best Watchtower in Andalucia?

Windmills, Snow and Gigapixel Panoramas This week, with the help of the Mountain Nomads, I found a location that has eluded me for months: the Atalaya de Marchal. The Atalaya de Marchal is a watchtower built by the Moors on a hilltop outside Conchar, just off the Albenuelas road. Its purpose was to spot incoming…