Black and white, adding grain, photographs of mountains and more…

In today's bumper crop of articles from around the internet has a tidbit for everyone. We have pointers on getting extra detail in your photography, why you should add grain, things no one told you about landscape photography and black and white tips. There is also inspiration pieces, articles on kit and the signs that show you that your photography is really improving.

So let's get into it

Five signs that show your photography is getting better – You love photography, work hard at it, live and breath your creative outlet, but how do you know exactly that your photography is really improving? In this piece we get five signs that prove you are getting better, so stay encouraged!

Why You Should Use a 100-400mm Lens for Landscape Photos – A 100-400mm lens for landscape photography seems counterintuitive – we'd generally expect a wide-angle lens to capture the sweeping planes. Using an unexpected lens in a scenario can force you to see your subject in ways others have not and this article shows us just that.

silhouette of trees and mountain under blue sky at nighttime
Photo by Jeremy Thomas

Best telescope for stargazing, astrophotography, and more – Ok so you love astrophotography and you really want to get into it? Here is a review of the best telescopes for a myriad of uses. Just don't spend all your money at once.

Three reasons to add grain to your photos – Another counterintuitive piece of advice, and not something we'd advocate for regular usage, but here are three reason why you might choose to add grain to your image.

green mountain across body of water
Photo by Kalen Emsley

19 Inspiring and Awesome Images of Mountains – Some of the most amazing and majestic parts of our planet are the mountain ranges and mountains are some of the best and most interesting landscape photography subjects when shot with skill. Here are some awe-inspiring images to get you climbing every mountain!

Three ideas to get lots of extra detail in your images – Three tips here on macro and focus stacking to get extra detail in your photographs and explore a world that may not be perceived with the naked eye.

Ten things nobody told you about landscape photography – Written from the perspective of a professional landscape photographer, these are ten interesting insights that you may not have thought of or heard before about being a pro in the landscape genre.

low angle photo of mirror glass building
Photo by bantersnaps

Our best-ever black & white tips – In the age of digital we need to convert to black and white – it is a creative choice, not a restriction. Of course, great black and whites start in camera, but the biggest challenges in black and white photography lie in knowing which images will work well in black and white. Here are some tips that will help out.

If you are looking for more tips and techniques for taking striking black and white photographs and you want to learn how to emulate the masters, take a look at The Better Black and White Guide. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about controlling tone and contrast to get the images you want. Click here now to check it out.