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When you are out and about with your best buddies making memories, of course, you will want to take pictures to remember all the happy times, but what happens when the pictures aren’t turning out as you planned? Have no fear; taking that perfect picture isn’t as hard as you thought. Through experience, I have learned a lot about how to take a picture that will make time stand still, and I am going to share the tricks with you.   Tip #1 Let the perfect moment come to you. The best pictures always come from when they were not expected. Candid pictures have a way of expressing the feelings that were happening in the moment they were taken; whether they are of people, nature, animals, or a landscape, pictures always seem to turn out best when they are a spur-of-the-moment shot. Check out this article a blogger wrote on how to get a fun and creative candid photo.  For a more advance photographer, here’s info on the mechanics of the camera for a well shot candid.   Tip #2 Try new directions, locations, and angles at which the photo is being taken. You can never have too many different versions...
Nature photography provides both the photographer and viewer a privy look into the beautiful, wild, natural world. There are countless remarkable locations and subjects that make for outstanding photography. However, nature and wildlife subjects in their true environment are more unruly than an artificial subject that you capture within a controllable studio. Here are some tips that will help you achieve magnificent landscape, wildlife and plantlife photographs.   Landscapes In landscape photography, you should focus on the maximization of your depth of field. Ensure that the entire scene is in focus with a small aperture setting — the smaller your aperture the greater your depth of field. Set your aperture at f/2 or f/1.4, and have your ISO image sensor. You can alternatively lengthen the shutter speed for increased exposure, rather than adjust the ISO. A longer shutter speed requires a steady camera that won’t move during exposure. Avoid blurry photos with a tripod and a cable or wireless shutter release mechanism for optimal camera stillness. When you set up the composition of your shot, keep foregrounds in mind. Layer your photo with multiple points of interest that lie within various depths of field. The best time for landscape photography...
I have done extensive traveling around the world working with a nonprofit telling stories through video and photo including, Kenya, Dubai, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Cambodia, Honduras, Bolivia and other areas. During my travels, I have noticed that many travelers in an area that is new to them often have trouble taking the best photos possible of their new experiences. Seeing this in others made me want to come up with a list of tips when traveling internationally that will hopefully make you be a better photographer while staying safe and having fun! Here are my top 10 tips for taking international photos: Use a camera you are familiar with.  You’ll already know the little tricks to use in order to get the best shot Ask people before taking their picture (for close range photos). Be polite! Most people will say yes, but some may not want a photo taken and deserve to have this right respected. Log your location so you remember what you are taking pictures of. Take a small Moleskine Notebook to help you jot notes down. Take time to look around and take in the experience without the camera in your hand. Try and tell the story as...
When you’re in the great outdoors, standing at the highest point of the mountain you just courageously hiked, your second instinct (after taking a deep breath and relishing in the beauty) is to pull out your smartphone or camera and document the moment. Whether you plan to keep it as a personal memory, share with your family or friends or even turn the hobby into a small business, taking photos on your outdoor adventure is a must.   Memories The majority of outdoor enthusiasts take pictures to remember and reminisce on the memory of standing at the top of Mount Everest or seeing your first whale while kayaking. The memories you make in nature are unique and unlike no other. While looking at pictures of your last camping trip you’re automatically able to smell the campfire and feel the warmth of the flames. You will remember who you shared your adventure with, how happy you were amongst those redwood trees and inspire yourself to go on another adventure.   Inspiration How many times have you sat behind your office computer and looked at outdoor pictures, one after the other after the other? Looking at someone else’s adventure photos is inspiring...
Everyone knows you like to adventure. It’s probably pretty evident when looking at your Facebook profile picture or your Instagram feed.  Photography can be an amazing way to capture how you felt at a certain location, document an incredible expedition, or allow you to show off all the neat skills you have acquired over the years. Photos can bring back floods of memories like nothing else. So here are the 5 photos every adventurer needs to take, at least once in their lifetime.   1. The ‘Admiring Nature’ Photo This is the photo your friends will see and be jealous that they aren’t there adventuring with you, or will inspire others to partake in a fabulous adventure. We have all at least seen, taken, or been in one of these photos to show our deep appreciation for nature and adventure. Whether or not people can see your face in the photo, they know by this picture that you are deeply admiring the scenery set out before you. This picture (of course) includes you in a flannel with some other super granola casual outfit pieces, to show the world that your style reflects your love to adventure.   2. The ‘Gear’...
Congratulations to Greg Salva, this month’s Photo Contest winner! Greg’s sunset shot earned him $215 worth of ENO products he chose. “I shot this in El Dorado Hills, CA. It was a stormy day and I knew the sunset was going to be spectacular so I, of course, decided to watch from my ENO. About 30 seconds after I got set up, the skies opened up and it started dumping rain. Due to how spectacular the skies looked, I decided to sit in my eno, and embrace mother nature in all her glory. You can see some rain captured in the photo on the left side.” Think your picture has what it takes? Grab the camera and enter it HERE! Happy snapping!
The wilderness is the best place for solace. Escaping our world of smartphones and social media allows us to better understand ourselves and others.
Check out our friends MTJP | OLYMPIC! Will Pattiz and his brother have a passion for our National Parks. This year they decided to put that passion to work using their talents to produce a captivating short film about Olympic National Park. “We chose Olympic National Park because of it’s incredibly rich diversity – glacial mountain peaks, lush rain forests, alpine meadows, high-altitude lakes, wild rivers, wilderness coast, and teeming wildlife were all the excuse we needed. Our plan is to create short films for each of the 59 US National Parks to give people a unique viewing experience. We hope that this will encourage folks to get out there and have a one-of-a-kind experience of their own in our national parks! It is also our hope that these videos can help build a greater awareness for all of the breathtaking natural wonders protected by our national parks system.” Check out this visually stunning journey through Olympic National Park, then learn more about them on their Web site: morethanjustparks.com To learn more about the making of this video please visit: morethanjustparks.com/olympic Facebook: facebook.com/morethanjustparks Twitter: twitter.com/MTJParks Instagram: instagram.com/morethanjustparks Email: morethanjustparks@gmail.com

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