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Thanks #TeamCanon fan @awrotker for sharing this amazing #longexposure photo for last week's #CanonFanPhoto theme! Be sure to check back tomorrow for our next theme announcement.
Camera: #Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Shutter Speed: 36 sec
Jumping over puddles in slippery situations is a risky move
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Lots of work to be done on the computer but had to take advantage of the insane weather last night and roll with the #photowalkwednesday crew to the seaport district. Decided to continue my journey after everyone dispersed and I stumbled upon this awesome spot. I did not have a tripod so I got lucky with this one for sure
'You Can Be A Better Photographer
A few months ago, I was visiting epic landscapes in #Tasmania, #Arizona, and of course, #Hawaii. I would see these shots of myself and say, "This is gonna get at least 1,000 likes." Then I'd post it and you'd think Fergie was singing the national anthem. No applause. What was I doing wrong? The scenery was jaw dropping; I composed myself properly; I did everything that should make a person stop when they scroll. Except one crucial thing.
I was wearing a dull navy blue jacket. It's a nice jacket. I get compliments on it. Yet for photographs, it is dull. Later that August, I was looking at feeds when a photo by @kaptain.kenny wearing a green @emberandearth rain coat immediately caught my attention. It was striking against the beautiful landscape. That is when I went on YouTube and searched photography tips for more appealing Instagram photos. .
I mentioned Chris Burkard yesterday. From the YouTube tutorials, I learned that he uses subjects wearing bright jackets or holding bright objects (like a surfboard) to add an extra oomph to his landscapes. It works. I bet this photo caught your eye because of the pop of yellow contrasted against a desaturated landscape.
#justthetip today is not recommending you go out and purchase a bright rain jacket. Rather, look at adding a bright element to your photos to draw attention to the scene, especially when the weather conditions are overcast. People flock to blue skies to take photos but the sun will over highlight bright colors. Cloudy days are best when photographing landscapes and adding color.
Thank you for reading another tip to improve your photographs. What typically catches your eye when you scroll your feed?
We’ve been in Phoenix for a few days and it’s ok, but I’m partial to the forests of Arizona 🏕
9 15820 hours ago
Although the desert is beautiful in its own way, it’s not really our thing. We are people of water - whether it be beaches or lakes or streams, we need something. And while you’re at it throw in some mountains and TREES. Lemme tell you, you don’t realize how much you missed trees until you spend some time in the desert. When we crossed into Arizona and the first thing we saw were pine tree covered mountains and a dusting of snow, we were literally overjoyed. And that’s how we met the amazing Payson, AZ and chased the sickest waterfall(s) we have yet to see.
Hope you have a relaxing day!
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I was just amazed at the variation in the gorget and chest area, of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird, I’m more used to a singular color, maybe two, sometimes were talking three, but this Hummingbird, everything under the rainbow. The microstructure that are creating this wide diversity of color reflection is just amazing, incredible that the feathers next to each other can have such different structure, from deep purple, yellow, and blue, just a feather over, amazing evolutionary development. @audubonsociety
81 73774 days ago
Stop and enjoy the view. 🤙
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