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Here, you’ll find our collection of free landscape photography, storm chasing, and night photography guides. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, our free guides are full of valuable insight into the techniques and approaches that can take your work to the next level. From mastering composition and light to a complete guide to night photography, these guides are crafted to enhance your photography skills.

A landscape photograph of a lone tree in Saskatchewan

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

In the world of landscape photography, each captured scene is a combination of composition, light, and perhaps colour. However, not every landscape photo harnesses light effectively or has a compelling composition. In fact, many photographs might fall short in either aspect or both. This shortfall often leads to a sense of dissatisfaction for both the viewer and the photographer. This article aims to aid you in identifying various types of light and, when paired with a solid grasp of composition, how it can help create captivating landscape photography. By understanding these elements, you can craft images that resonate deeply with your own artistic vision and captivate your audience.

The perseids meteor shower and milky way over a hoodoo in Saskatchewan

BEGINNER’S NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

Are you curious about capturing the wonders of the night sky in photographs? Perhaps you love photographing the Milky Way but want to enhance your results. This beginner’s guide to night photography unveils everything you need to master the art of capturing the night sky alongside landscapes. By the end of this article, you’ll understand the essential fundamentals of night photography, know the necessary camera settings, and, for those who are more advanced, the six key elements Scott wishes he had known when embarking on his journey into night photography.

Intimate landscape photograph of sand dunes at the Great Sandhills in Saskatchewan

INTIMATE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

Engaging in intimate landscape photography presents photographers with a chance to slow down and cherish the finer details. It extends an invitation to establish a profound connection with nature, fostering a heightened understanding of the emotional bonds we share with the landscape. Essentially, intimate landscapes, also known as abstract landscape photography, involve capturing smaller scenes isolated from the broader expanse. This article aims to offer six valuable tips on identifying and composing these nuanced natural vignettes.

The milky way at Grasslands National Park

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING TOOLS

When you start night photography, the approach initially involves minimal planning—just refuelling the car, and driving away from urban lights, irrespective of the moon’s phase, to take a shot. However, this method can lead to frustration and the recognition that thorough planning tools are crucial for mastering night photography. In this guide, you’ll find our night photography planning workflow which is completely free. No expensive apps are needed. 

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