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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 product photos (3 of 7)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.5

Hey Folks,

We’re teaming up with the folks over at Olympus for our first giveaway with the company. You’ve got a chance to win an Olympus OMD EM10, and all you have to do is show us your best landscape photo.

Want to win it? Hit the jump for the details.

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An inherent problem happens when you’re an editor of a photography website tasked with reviewing the images of many people. Photographers from all walks of life tend to want to make us look at their images–and we are incredibly grateful for that. But at the same time, we find many websites to be seemingly made during the Geocities days only to give way to your Myspace. Website design and navigation has progressed further than this, and the problem is that many photographers don’t understand it.

Here’s the key: make your website simple to use and navigate and folks will want to go through it all.

Don’t be lazy. You’re better than that.

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Landscape photography requires oceans of patience. There are so many things that can go wrong, but in some ways to can be amongst the simplest genres within photography. Good landscape photography has to do with getting the light that you want, commitment from yourself to scout the right locations, the gear that you need to get the photo in your head, and the exact amount of post-production work. When getting started, you can sometimes be intimidated or not know where to look.

Here’s our guide to shooting better landscapes.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon G1X review images (18 of 28)ISO 1001-8 sec at f - 2.0

The Golden Hour is one of the best times for you to go out and shoot photos. But this weekend, you only have a small window to time to go out there and do it. So make the most of it! Here are some projects to get you started! [click to continue…]

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Recently I spent almost two weeks on a trip to Iceland with a primary purpose of shooting landscapes of the amazing country. It is always hard to guess exactly what I would need, especially considering I am more of a portrait photographer than a landscape photographer and am not especially experienced at landscapes, though like nearly all photographers, I love shooting landscapes.

I want to go through what I decided to pack for my trip to Iceland, why I decided to pack it, and what I would do differently if I knew what I knew now after two weeks in Iceland.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from former Phoblographer staffer Thomas Campbell

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Sean Huolihan was a soldier before he became a photographer. In fact, he is Communications Section Chief Huolihan of the Wisconsin National Guard. His military career took a slight turn, however, when he got his hands on a Nikon D90. He found himself a new passion, a passion that he later would later take on as a career after his service.

While he was stationed in Afghanistan, he volunteered as the historian for his unit. Sean tells the Phoblographer that this same unit that motivated him pick up a DSLR.

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