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MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

Landscape photography workshops are a wonderful way to experience the world’s most beautiful places and improving your technique.

I lead interesting signature tours to some breathtaking places in Italy, Norway, and Iceland, with other professional landscape photographers and local guides.
We bring you to amazing locations at the exact time!
https://maratstepanoff.com/

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TUSCAN SPRING

TUSCAN SPRING

Tuscan spring, this is an amazing time.

People often ask me. What is the best time to visit Tuscany? This place is always beautiful, but I especially like the Tuscan landscape in the spring. The landscapes of Tuscany are more beautiful than ever during this time. Bright green pleases the eye. There are red poppies, yellow fields of buckwheat, emerald hills. In the morning, before sunrise, you should come to Val d’Orcia. Val d’Orcia region is a triangle between Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia, and Monticchiello cities.
https://maratstepanoff.com/galleries/tuscan-spring/

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LOFOTEN ISLANDS

LOFOTEN ISLANDS

My first two weeks’ long holiday in the Lofoten is the unforgettable experience and the memory of it will stay with me forever. Since then I have gone back to those beautiful islands, many times – in winter, in autumn, in summer… And every time I found something new for myself. I believe The Lofoten is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for any lover of Northern Nature, travel, and photography.
https://maratstepanoff.com/photography-workshops/lofoten-photo-workshop/

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SHUTTER SPEED CHART

SHUTTER SPEED CHART

Shutter speed chart helps you get to learn the exposure. This infographic of Shutter Speed is helped photographers to get well-exposed photos and to embrace it as an artistic tool.
It is hard to pinpoint the shutter speed range for the landscapes because the techniques and the setting you use will vary depending on lighting conditions.
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EXPOSURE TRIANGLE CHEAT SHEET

EXPOSURE TRIANGLE CHEAT SHEET

If you’re a beginner photographer and are at the beginning of your hobby, you should learn the exposure. Exposure Triangle cheat sheet is a short infographic will help you get skills and understand the elements of exposure.
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HISTOGRAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

HISTOGRAM IN PHOTOGRAPHY

A histogram in Photography is a graphical representation of your photography and light level that helps you evaluate exposure. Before digital photography, we did not know whether we received a good exposure or not. Today it is visible on the camera display.
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EXPOSURE TRIANGLE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

EXPOSURE TRIANGLE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Exposure Triangle is the final article on exposition for beginners. In this article, we will summarize the obtained skills. Be sure to read the previous articles on ISO, aperture and shutter speed. In an article about shutter speed, I talked about the importance of shooting in Manual mode. This skill is required for a landscape photographer.
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UNDERSTANDING DEPTH OF FIELD FOR BEGINNERS

UNDERSTANDING DEPTH OF FIELD FOR BEGINNERS

The Depth of Field is important concepts for photographers. You can also see the term DoF (Depth of Field). Understanding and ability to set DoF is needed to shoot beautiful photos in any genre. I continue to publish articles for beginning photographers “Simple Photography”.
https://maratstepanoff.com/depth-of-field/

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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Landscape photography workshops are a wonderful way to experience the world’s most beautiful places and improving your technique.

I lead interesting signature tours to some breathtaking places in Italy, Norway, and Iceland, with other professional landscape photographers and local guides.
We bring you to amazing locations at the exact time!
https://maratstepanoff.com/photography-workshops/

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LOFOTEN ISLANDS

LOFOTEN ISLANDS

I first went to the Lofoten in August 2012. They immediately captivated me with their beauty. My first two weeks’ long holiday in the Lofoten is the unforgettable experience and the memory of it will stay with me forever. Since then I have gone back to those beautiful islands, many times – in winter, in autumn, in summer… And every time I found something new for myself. I believe The Lofoten is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for any lover of Northern Nature, travel, and photography.
https://maratstepanoff.com/galleries/lofoten-islands/

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YOU ARE HERE: / / WHITE BALANCE WHITE BALANCE

YOU ARE HERE: / / WHITE BALANCE WHITE BALANCE

Correct setting of White Balance in your camera or in post-processing is the most important step in getting a beautiful picture. The White Balance in the camera allows you to set the correct color temperature of the picture. It will be ”warm” showing all the color of the sunset or “cold” like the twilight.
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In this article you will learn:

What is White Balance used for
Understanding White Balance
Does White Balance affect exposure
Does White Balance matter in RAW
How to set White Balance on the Lightroom
How to set White Balance a camera

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NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS – THE BEST TIMES AND PLACES TO SEE AURORA.

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS – THE BEST TIMES AND PLACES TO SEE AURORA.

Northern Lights in the Lofoten Islands are one of the unforgettable natural phenomena. Lofoten Islands are beautiful at any time of year and in any weather. But you can’t see the Aurora Borealis for a whole week because of the changeable weather. Pre-adjust yourself so that the Aurora will be a bonus to your visit here.
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NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORWAY

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORWAY

Northern Lights in Norway is one of the most amazing sights on Earth. The dance of “green lights” in the night sky is unforgettable.

Where to see the Northern Lights?

When I planned the trip I was looking for the best place to see the Northern Lights in Europe. Aurora can be seen everywhere in Scandinavia, but in the end, I chose Norway. Beautiful landscapes, relatively mild climate and developed infrastructure.

In this short article, I will tell you how to see the Northern Lights in Norway.

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How to get to Lofoten Islands - MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

How to get to Lofoten? You can get to Lofoten by plane, ferry, car, train and bus. Use tips which I share in this article.

Reine Norway - MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

Reine in Norway is located on the island of Moskenesøya on the Lofoten Islands, Red fishermen cabins located the shoreline and surrounding mountains peaks.

Night Photography Settings - MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

Your main goal is to take a correctly exposed picture without digital and color noise. Night Photography Settings are important skills for you.

How to focus in night photography and take good pictures - MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

5 best methods how to focus on night photography. In fact, there is much more option for focus in night photography but they are very hard.

The best low light camera - MARAT STEPANOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

Choosing the best low light camera and lens for night time photography we are talking about quality camera sensor and a maximum aperture of the lens.

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MONTEPULCIANO | MEDIEVAL TOWN ON THE HILLTOP

MONTEPULCIANO | MEDIEVAL TOWN ON THE HILLTOP

Montepulciano is a medieval town in Tuscany, Italy. The town located 180 km from Rome and about 95 kilometers south of Florence. Montepulciano is a walled hill town on the hilltop and surrounded by vineyards for Nobile red wine.

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PIENZA

PIENZA

Pienza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site — it’s charming, full of history and culture and a wonderful place to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Highly recommended.
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THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT TUSCANY

THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT TUSCANY

The best time of the year to visit Tuscany are April, May, June, September, and October. This time combine the peak season with pleasant weather. They have sunny days, with some rainy days as well.

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HAUKLAND BEACH

HAUKLAND BEACH

Haukland Beach repeatedly has been mentioned as Norway’s most beautiful beach on the Lofoten Archipelago. On Lofoten is a lot of spectacular beaches, Haukland Beach is one of the most beautiful all. There is a reason.
Haukland beach look like the tropical beaches of Seychelles is famous and one of the most beautiful beaches of the Lofoten Islands. There is white sand, clear blue water, mountains around. This beach is a favorite place for locals and tourists because it is a very good place for rest and to start a hike to Mannen, Holandsmelen and several other, more exotic routes.

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UTTAKLEIV BEACH

UTTAKLEIV BEACH

Did you know that the most romantic Lofoten beach is Uttakleiv? I agree with it. It’s an amazingly beautiful place. One of my favorite beaches on the Lofoten Islands. A unique atmosphere, the green grass behind which the sheep take care of. Huge boulders in the sea and waves. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. At any time of the year, Uttakleiv is stunning. It is especially beautiful here in winter at sunset and in summer during sunrise. This is the best place to observe the Northern Lights.

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KVALVIKA BEACH AND RYTEN MOUNTAIN | HIKING GUIDE

KVALVIKA BEACH AND RYTEN MOUNTAIN | HIKING GUIDE

Kvalvika beach and Ryten
In , I, and two of my friends traveled to the Lofoten Islands. It was a great trip to Northern Norway and we were in during the week. We visited many interesting places and I wanted to show them the Kvalvika Beach. I knew that this was an amazing location and I was sure that they would like it. At the same time, we wanted to climb Ryten.

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NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS CHART

NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS CHART

A neutral density filter is one of the essential tools for a landscape photographer. Digital photography offers endless possibilities for experimenters.

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters for landscape photography

Graduated Neutral Density Filters for landscape photography

In this comprehensive guide, we will talk about Graduated Neutral Density Filters for landscape photography.

There is a common situation when taking pictures of the landscape: we shoot a beautiful sunset view, and instead of the sky in the picture – just a white spot. Or vice versa – the sky is exposed correctly, but only black spots are left in the foreground.

This problem is the uneven illumination of these parts of the frame: the sky is much brighter than the foreground.
And if our eyes can see the whole scene, the camera displays it differently. The dynamic range of the camera is not infinite – sometimes it is not possible to capture in one photo the whole set of the brightness of the selected scene.

The sun makes a landscape picture so contrasting that modern sensors cannot record all the magnificence that the eye can see. That’s when graduated ND filters save the situation.

Neutral filters, reduce the amount of light that enters the camera. ND filters make it possible to open the aperture wider and reduce the depth of field, clearly separating the subject from the background and maintaining detail.
Most photographers have these filters as standard accessories.

But in recent years, there has been a growing debate about the need to use Graduated Neutral Density Filters.