Landscapes by Thomas de Franzoni

“My name is Thomas de Franzoni, I am an Italian fine art photographer based in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. I approached photography thanks to my passion for nature and wild animals. After a period dedicated to nature photography, thanks also to my passion for travel, I became more and more interested in landscape photography. I love mainly the landscapes of the Dolomites, the mountain lakes framed by autumn colors, the sinuous hills of Tuscany, the woodlands covered by fog and the picturesque churches of Slovenia. …”

On the Top of the Hill
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Untouchable
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Fall from Grace
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Surrounded
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As the Sun Kisses the Sky
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Landscapes by Thomas de Franzoni
more at 35photo

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Light in the Dark

Canon has announced the winning image from its Light in the Dark themed Redline Challenge competition, chosen from over 36,000 entries.

Winner: Lost Highway by Piotr Skrzypiec – Skofljica, Slovenia
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Alongside the winner, Canon also revealed the shortlisted photographers that included four photographers from the UK and Ireland. The shortlisted photographers were selected on their ability to create technically and interpretively original photographs when reimagining the Light in the Dark theme.

Shortlisted: Goran Loncar – Dublin, Ireland
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Shortlisted: Curtis Walsh – Quendon, UK
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Shortlisted: Sally Heaphy – Humble, UK
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Piotr Skrzypiec’s atmospheric image of the village of Jamnik in northwestern Slovenia also made the Redline Challenge shortlist.
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Canon reveals ‘light in the dark’ competition winner
more at Amateur Photographer

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6 Top Tips for Shooting Epic Landscape Photos

To turn an ordinary landscape photo into something truly epic, you have to push yourself creatively and push the elements around you. Here are some of my top photography tips for those who are ready to step outside their comfort zone in order to create stunning shots.

However, before getting started, please remember that your safety and respect for the outdoors always need to be the top consideration when venturing out to shoot.

#1 The Importance of Scouting
#2 Don’t Get Stuck in a Wide-Angle Mindset

#3 Understanding Light Is Huge
#4 Night Sky Photography Tips

#5 Trust Your Kit. Respect Nature
#6 Patience Is Key

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6 Top Tips for Shooting Epic Landscape Photos
By Mike Mezeul II
more at dpmag

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Mike is a photographer and photojournalist known for the epic images of nature’s most astounding creations – from landscapes to professional sports, natural disasters, concerts, air-to-air aerial photography and more.
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How To Use Focus Peaking For Maximum Sharpness

A lot has changed in the last 20 years for us photographers—think about how much has changed just in the last five! First, we transitioned away from film (some of us faster than others), and now we are transitioning away from DSLRs toward mirrorless cameras (again, some of us faster than others). While it’s been quite a ride for those of us who remember shooting film, everyone can agree it has made photography easier, and the photos we make are stronger as a result.

Part of this transition, and one of the features that initially drew me toward mirrorless cameras, is focus peaking. It started as a feature of early mirrorless cameras, but it was quickly added to the “live view” options on many DSLRs as well. While often overlooked and misunderstood, focus peaking is one of the most powerful new technological advances in photography over the past several years. Though it may seem useless or even gimmicky for wildlife or action photography, it really comes into its own in landscape photography, where composition is done slowly and methodically—and usually on a tripod.
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How to use focus peaking to get maximum sharpness with every shot
Text & Photography By Josh Miller
more at Outdoor Photographer

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The American Landscape

The American Landscape photo contest celebrates the incredible beauty and diversity of America’s wild places. This year the contest received more that 1,300 entries, and we’re pleased to present to you the finalists in the slideshow below. The winners will be selected soon—follow us on social media to be among the first to know when they’re announced.

“Twilight in the Sierras” by Tanmay Sapkal
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“Storm Over Hells Canyon” by Philip Kuntz
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“Interstellar” by Joshua Snow
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“Morning Along The Big Sur Coastline” by Jeff Stasney
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“Golden Buttes” by Bernard P. Friel
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The American Landscape 2021 Contest Finalists
more at Outdoor Photographer

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