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Common myths & some uncommon realities

Common myths & some uncommon realities

Landscape Photography - Some common myths and some uncommon realities Text and photography copyright Sriharsha Ganjam. All rights reserved. Many people think that this genre of photography begins and ends with images of either Sunrises and Sunsets or waterfalls at the most! True, these are some of the favorite subjects for Landscape photographers but that’s not all, there are a lot of creative options one can try in this area. Even to make images of waterfalls or Sunsets, its not always straight forward, it’s not as easy as some may think, and it’s definitely not as difficult as I may sound. It is one genre of photography which every camera wielding and trigger happy Trevor has tried. But if executed the right way you have more than ...
Filters for landscape photography

Filters for landscape photography

Filters for landscape photography Text and photography copyright Shivakumar L Narayan. All rights reserved Ever wondered how all those waterfalls images have those smooth silky flow captured in them? Had trouble in capturing a good dynamic range image during a sunrise or a sunset? Wanted to cut down on the jazzy reflections off water and rocks when shooting seascapes or waterscapes? Always fantasized on rich colors in landscape images? We will help in providing answers and solutions for achieving these and much more with the help of “FILTERS”. Filters have now become concepts, which were once integral part of any form of photography. Advanced image editing tools - choice of digital filters increasing day-by-day, have all lead to ...
Landscape photography

Landscape photography

Landscape photography - Expert Speak by Ganesh H Shankar Text and photography copyright Ganesh.H.Shankar. All rights reserved by the author. [frame_center]http://www.landscape-wizards.com/home/wp-content/uploads/moody_morning_0.jpg[/frame_center] Landscape photography needs no introduction. Thanks to digital revolution, people these days use mobile phones to large format cameras to make images of beautiful landscapes of mother nature. Landscape photography often involves making images of a grand natural landscape in front of us. How much of wide scene (angle of view) we can capture is determined by the focal length of the lens (measured in millimeters (mm)) we use on our cameras. It is said that angle of view of human eyes is approximately...
Making 3D Landscapes

Making 3D Landscapes

Landscape Photography - Making 3D Landscape Photographs Text and photography copyright Sriharsha Ganjam. All rights reserved.   Photo skill required:  ** *** Post processing skill required:  ** *** Equipment required: Digital Camera Red and Blue Cellophane paper Software required: Adobe Photoshop We have all seen how the 3D craze is catching up these days, with everything from Televisions to Mobile phones going 3D. So why should nature photography be any different? In a first of its kind anywhere, Landscape Wizards bring to you a quick guide on how to make your own 3D landscape images which literally jumps to life. Its simple (can be done using your regular camera) and quite literally produce ey...
Time-lapse photography

Time-lapse photography

An Introduction to Time-lapse photography Text copyright Sriharsha Ganjam and photography copyright team Landscape Wizards All rights reserved. Welcome to Landscape Wizards' tutorial on Time-Lapse photography. In this we try to explain the concepts and techniques behind making your own Time-Lapse. The introduction to Time-Lapse (henceforth addressed as TL) begins with an introduction to normal conventional Video. And that is because even TL is a video, and has all the concepts and terminologies of a video. But unlike a regular video which requires a video camera a TL can be done using any still camera. Its very simple and super fun. All you have to do is to make sure you follow the basics right. So, what is Time-Lapse photography?...
Trekking Kodachadri In Winter

Trekking Kodachadri In Winter

Trekking Kodachadri In Winter Text and photography copyright Pramod Viswanath. All rights reserved Kodachadri ranges in the state of Karnataka are one of the most beautiful places of Southern India. Every year thousands of trekkers, backpackers, nature lovers and photographers flock this place to admire the scenic scapes of the Western Ghats. At the peak ( atltitude 1343m ), the sunset and sunrise are considered to be not-to-be-missed life time opportunity. It is a time where the monsoon rains have stopped and the lush green tropical rains forests of the Western Ghats are buzzing with lots of bird activity. Winter migrants flock the place and it’s heavens for birders and bird photographers. Situated in the middle of the Mookambika w...