BTS: Composing Milky Way & Golden Hour Shots At The Lavender Fields

Article By Jimmy McIntyre All images in the video were editing with Raya Pro/InstaMask I've just wrapped up a 10-day visit to Valensole, France, to capture the famous lavender fields there. My aim was to come out with 4 or 5 workable images, including a mixture of Milky Way and golden hour shots. In [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|behing the scenes, Photography Tips, Shooting|3 Comments

How to Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (CPL) Like a Champ

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Since I started my Challenge Jimmy series, I've had a number of emails from photographers asking me how to fix an inconsistent sky they captured with their polariser filter. Coming away with a sky that has areas of varying brightness is a common side effect of [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Shooting|0 Comments

32 Shooting & Planning Tips To Instantly Improve Your Landscape Photos

Article By Jimmy McIntyre I absolutely love landscape photography. I'm never more comfortable than when I'm surrounded by nature's beauty with my camera. Over the years I've made a lot of errors, many of which I've learned from, and have hopefully improved my whole landscape shooting experience. Being a full [...]

How to Use the Histogram in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre The histogram is an extremely important reference, both in shooting and post processing. In shooting it gives us a far more accurate read out of the distribution of light in our images, than previewing the images on the LCD screen on our camera. We can immediately [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Shooting, Tutorials|8 Comments

21 Superb Tips That Will Transform Your Cityscape Photos

Article By Jimmy McIntyre I've been shooting cityscapes for a few years now. Every time you leave the door of your house or hotel, you have no idea what adventure lies ahead and what new locations you might uncover. From New York to Dubai, and Paris to Hong [...]

7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Joshua Cripps offers us some great shooting advice to make our photos more impacting. My two particular favourites are 'fill the frame' and 'simplify and exaggerate'. When composing, like most photographers, I'm not running through a list of rules that I need to follow. I go [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Shooting, Tutorials|1 Comment

Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Continuing where we left off from Dave Morrow's article on How to Plan for Astro Photography, The Slanted Lens takes us step-by-step,though the process of setting up and shooting an astro time-lapse. At the beautifully isolated location of Mono Lake, J.P. gives us suggestions on ideal [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Planning, Shooting|1 Comment

Tutorial – How to Photograph Waterfalls

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this short and to-the-point video, Tony Northrup gives us some great shooting advice for capturing dynamic waterfalls. He uses some great visuals to explain his points. His main focus is discussing various shutter speeds and available light. If you've never shot a waterfall [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|Photography Tips, Shooting|0 Comments

How To Perfectly Expose For Any Area When Using ND Filters

Article By Jimmy McIntyre ND (Neutral Density) filters can add wonderful dynamism to your images through capturing the beautiful movement of clouds and water, or any other interesting element. They can also help you come out with clean images, free from people or unwanted moving objects. B+W [...]

By | December 2nd, 2015|General, Photography Tips, Shooting, Tutorials|10 Comments

How To Capture Star Trails At Night

Article By Jimmy McIntyre Shooting and processing star trails is a lot of fun. But it's also a touch more complicated that shooting general landscapes. In this video tutorial, Tony Northrup, goes through the preparation and techniques necessary for capturing star trails as cleanly as possible.

By | April 8th, 2015|Shooting, Tutorials|2 Comments
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