Jansen Photo Expeditions Blog
What is the Difference Between Cloud-Based Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC?
What is the Difference between cloud based Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic? Are you confused by the difference between Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC? The class that I teach on this platform is the more advanced Lightroom Classic CC which gives you full editing ability and you are able to store your images on […]Read More
Planning for your Photography Workshop
It’s that time of year when everyone begins to start scheduling their photographic adventures. Our phones and email connections seem to explode after a long holiday snooze! But something seems a bit different here at Jansen Photo Expeditions, and it appears to be a growing trend. Everywhere we go it becomes a necessity to book […]Read More
Avoiding Creative blocks: It’s all about the angles!
Finding your own creative angle getting through creative blocks in landscape photography can be challenging. Many, including myself find it hard to find something uniquely different in any natural landscape. Especially, if it’s an overly traveled tourist ocation. To deaI with these blocks, its good to resort to boiling things down to the simplest perspective […]Read More
Do You Pre-visualize Before Shooting Your Landscape Images?
There are many ways to approach an iconic location when shooting landscape photography. You could just shoot it the way 1,000’s of other photographers have, or come up with your own creative ideas. It helps to a plan when going to a location, and have a concept of how you want to shoot it. Pre-visualization […]Read More
Landscape Photography with Post Processing in Mind
It would be very hard to duplicate this light in Photoshop. I suppose it’s possible, but I would rather have the real color pallet to paint with light. You never know what nature may throw at you during these magic moments of light. We recently completed a photography workshop in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. […]Read More
Photographing with Lazy Eyes Reveals Nothing New!
Don’t be lazy when you have a chance to be in nature to create a photograph. Some new to landscape photography seldom venture much further than their cars to take a shot. Landscape photography is all about interacting with nature. If you’re not comfortable opening your eyes before dawn or hiking to explore new possibilities, […]Read More
Editing the Night Sky and the Milky Way in Lightroom
One of our favorite workshops is the night photography workshop in the Eastern Sierra. There are many things to think about when shooting the stars, and post processing is one of them. Some of the things to keep in mind: • Be aware of the correct settings in your camera • Shoot in an area […]Read More
Using Collections in Adobe Lightroom Classic
It’s important to know the distinctions between the different organizational tools in Lightroom. These tools include the catalog, your files, and your collections. Lightroom is my favorite photo editor because of its power of organization. There are many layers of organization that include folders, collections, keywords and star ratings. Because of all of these elements, […]Read More
Yosemite Valley and Iceland: Lands of Great Light!
I really had time to think after returning from Yosemite Valley recently. I was struck by the similarities and quality in light of Yosemite Valley and Iceland. They both have great photographic light. We frequently hold photography workshops in both locations for one specific reason, the opportunities for great backdrops, paired with unsurpassed light.Read More
Are You Over Processing Your Images?
“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” – Ansel Adams Ansel Adams embraced post processing in the dark room by dodging and burning (making adjustment in exposure) areas of the image for impact. The lesson that we learned from him is that post processing is just […]Read More
Using Essential Adjustments in Adobe Lightroom CC
Have you wondered how the pros create beautifully edited pictures? Here’s one of the secrets to editing in Adobe Lightroom CC. It’s not only about having the exposure, contrast, white balance, and saturation globally adjusted, it is also about correctly adjusting key parts of the image. Individually adjusting certain areas of an image can lead […]Read More
Sharpening – How to Get Tack Sharp Images
Creating sharp images is a goal for most avid photographers. As an instructor for landscape photography, there are many tools that I teach to create the sharpest images possible. Here are some of the tactics I use when shooting and editing. In this article, I cover my favorite tools in camera, as well as the […]Read More
The Best Way to Use Lightroom When Traveling
Many people have asked me how to continue editing and cataloging their images with Adobe’s Lightroom program when traveling. There are many things to consider when you are planning a photography trip and the ability to store and secure your photos is as important as where you will be shooting and what camera equipment to […]Read More
Mirrorless Full Frame Debuts by Nikon and Canon!
We normally don’t talk about camera brands and specifications that much here at Jansen Photo Expeditions. Mainly because we have always focused on the creative end of landscape photography and how to get the best out of any camera you own already regardless of the make, model, or cost. But today I had to address […]Read More
The Importance of Horizon Lines in Landscape Photography
I’m a stickler when it comes to horizon lines in landscape photography. Where do you place the horizon line for the most emphasis and drama? Beginner photographers will almost always place their horizon lines dead center of their images and not consider this element of composition in landscape photography. Not only is the line dead […]Read More
5 Steps to Improve Your Landscape Photography
Landscapes photography is the single most pursued form of photography for many. It seems simple at first, especially if you’re an introvert. You don’t need to interact with another person or a model, and you don’t need a studio filled with special lighting. All you need a way to access Mother Nature and there seems […]Read More
Why You Need to Use Lightroom Mobile
With the new changes that have recently come out with the Adobe subscription plan, there are even more reasons to take a good look at your Lightroom plan and be familiar with all the features it offers. With your subscription to the Adobe Photographer’s plan, you receive free use of Lightroom Mobile. Lightroom mobile not […]Read More
Give That Old Camera Some New Glass!
We encounter many photographers new to the craft on our workshops. Many of these new clients that are caught up in the technology. With so many options to capture a picture these days, it’s a wonder anyone can choose the road that’s good for them. It’s so important for newcomers to focus on their photography, […]Read More
Photographing the Aurora Borealis In Iceland
Photographing the Aurora Borealis in Iceland can be an exciting and challenging experience for beginner and advanced photographers alike. Everyone has their own way of accomplishing this. The following steps reflect what you might already know if you’ve been exposed to the milky way or any type of night photography. First, the most important thing […]Read More
How Did I Get the Shot? Southwest Florida
Excelling in landscape photography takes some thought and preparation. It’s not a drive-by shooting out the car window and it’s not a mid-day shot when you’re having a picnic with your family. In my new series of articles, I will tell you what my process was, and how I got the shot. Sometimes, it’s pure […]Read More
Do You Need to Upgrade Your Camera?
We are constantly having this conversation about upgrading cameras. What is the newest neatest thing and how much is going to set me back? I don’t know about you, but a camera is a major investment and I don’t take that purchase lightly. Just upgrading the newest body isn’t going to make you Ansel Adams, […]Read More