16 actually useful gift ideas for photographers

The reason why I’ve decided to write this post about gift ideas for photographers is simple – I got angry. Not like grizzly bear angry but you know – a bit poked. As Christmas is getting closer, suddenly tons of Pinterest pins titled like “Amazing gift ideas for photographers” are being smashed right into my face. And most of them are actually quite ridiculous.
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Visiting & photographing Deadvlei, Namibia

Having the chance to visit Deadvlei and Sossusvlei and photographing it counts to the greatest moments of my travel life. And the most surreal ones. Not without a good reason is Deadvlei sometimes referred to as the 8th world wonder or a place to see before you die. You may be wondering – what is Deadvlei and why is it so cool? (more…)

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How to take sharper photos on your next trip

Why do my images look so blurry?
How do I take sharper photos?

Ever asked yourself these questions? I have. And I still do! Getting my own images sharp is and always will be a challenge. It is a neverending, almost Sisyphus-like struggle between a man and his tool. Sharpness in your photography is one of the factors that will decide whether it’s going to be a hero or zero. Dramatic enough? Now, let’s get cracking and see what you can do to increase the sharpness of your images!

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Conversation Alley: About selfies and self-portraits
Selfies and Self-portraits - Credits: Pixabay.com (Stocksnap)

Conversation Alley: About selfies and self-portraits

Selfies!!!! This time something completely different. Within this Conversation Alley with Brooke and Dali, we will discuss both the psychology behind them in general, and then the truth behind the lens, if you will, with regards to those who take selfies in particular locales in which they misrepresent either the locale, themselves, or both. (more…)

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5 Things I learned to do on any photography location

People often tend to think that creating a great landscape photograph is a question of expensive gear and visiting stunning places. That if you have resources to combine these two things, award-winning images will automatically magic themselves into the camera. 

But the creation of a good image is actually hard work. Yes, pressing the shutter is involved at some point but there is so much more than that! In fact, it is the entire process that I love about landscape photography. 

The time I spend outside, trying to understand the place, and doing all the non-photography pre-work. That’s what really counts and hopefully transfers into the eventual outcome — your image.

This is no perfect workflow, no secret key to creating an amazing photograph but rather a set of things I learned to do on a photography location. Things that might help you develop your own on-location process.

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