Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/
Google Earth https://earth.google.com
Mark II Viewfinder https://www.artistsviewfinder.com
Photographers Ephemeris https://photoephemeris.com
- Plan before you leave for a trip. Use Google Earth and Google Maps to scout locations.
- The best light is sunrise and sunset. Camp near your photo location if possible.
- On location, use software tools such as “The Photographer’s Ephemeris” and “Mark II Artist’s Viewfinder”.
- Practice with your camera at home so you are familiar with all functions ahead of time.
- Use a tripod. You will get sharper pictures.
- Be patient and wait for the wind and light. Sometimes waiting for just a little while results in much better pictures.
- Composition tips
Look for leading lines and foreground elements.
Balance photo elements and the color pallete.
S curves almost always add to a composition.
Use longer exposures to blur moving water.
Use natural framing elements such as tree limbs.