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By Justin Reznick | Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eye from the Sky: Aerial Photography Tips

aerial photography

In my new course on aerial photography from the South Island of New Zealand, I talk about searching for abstract patterns from the air to make compelling imagery.

I’ve been fortunate to create abstract aerial images from other parts of the world and would like to share them with you—as well as some tips for what to look for if you ever get a chance to shoot some yourself!

By Justin Reznick | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Capturing Water with Long Exposure Photography

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Long exposure photography can be a fascinating technique when you’re photographing water. I’ve shown you the great cotton-candy look you can get with long exposures.

Now let me show you what you get when you focus on other features in water—features that, when long-exposed, can make something special from an otherwise ordinary scene.

By Justin Reznick | Sunday, March 1, 2015

Shooting in Winter Skies: Cloud and Rain Photography Tips

Overcast skies and rain photography tips

Photographers tend to get caught up in the idea of what great light is. It’s very common in landscape photography to talk about the “golden hour,” referring to sunrise, including the hour after, and sunset, including the hour before.

You rarely see landscape photographers embracing dreary skies or rain. But I’m here to tell you that there’s no such thing as bad light.

It comes down to finding the right subject. And for overcast and wet conditions, there are plenty of exciting options for the landscape photographer.

Come with me; I’ll give you some overcast-sky and rain photography tips, and show you some images I’ve captured under canopies of clouds.

By Justin Reznick | Friday, January 16, 2015

Freeze Frame: Cold-Weather Photography Tips

cold-weather photography is rewarding

Winter landscapes are stunning to behold—and to shoot. But cold-weather photography comes with a unique set of challenges.

It’s important for photographers to have the proper equipment and using smart techniques when shooting in the bitter cold.

Follow these strategies and gear tips to ensure that winter conditions don’t slow you down on your next photographic outing.

By Justin Reznick | Friday, August 15, 2014

Photographing Waterfalls With Long Exposure

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There’s sort of a “rule” in outdoor photography that you should never shoot long exposures of flowing water.

But I’m going to show you how rules can, and sometimes should, be broken.

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