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I have one simple trick for you that will help you take your best cityscape photos every time.  This little trick is so easy to remember, and it will mean the difference between creating amateur looking cityscape photos, and professional photos.  Read the short article and watch the video shot on location from the tallest rooftop in Paris - La Tour Montparnasse.  
May 26, 2019 / Tim Shields
I recently read an article from the Ancient Rainforest Alliance that described the "mossiest rainforest in Canada". As soon as I read about this place I just had to get out there and find it! The problem was that the authors deliberately obscured the exact location of this rainforest, so finding it would not be easy. All I knew is that it was located near Lake Cowichan's Honeymoon Bay.
My favorite photo composition styles are first balance and symmetry, followed by leading lines. It can be difficult to find photo compositions with leading lines but when you can find them, jump on them and snap your photos!
 
Have you ever needed to take photos from the air, and a drone shot just won't do? If you are a photographer then sooner or later you are going to need to photograph something from the air. If you are in...
 
How do you take a photo directly into the sun when there is a dark foreground that you want to capture in the same image? In this video, I am at the summit of Mount Haleakala on the island of Maui, in Hawaii. This photo was difficult to get because of the crowds and...
 
March 28, 2019 / Tim Shields
Ever wondered how to photograph long exposures of seascapes to smooth out the water? Making rough water smooth gives the photo a fine art look. Here is video that shows you how I do it using neutral density filters.
 
January 20, 2019 / Tim Shields
Do your pictures of the moon disappoint you? This is how to photograph the moon.

Check out this video where I show you how to photograph the moon and also how to edit the photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.  

 
I am giving away free Lightroom presets! This is how to get your free presets and how to install Lightroom presets on Mac and Windows. These presets work on Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom Mobile and all older versions of Lightroom such as Lightroom 6,... 





 
For my final video project of 2018, I created a short story director's cut version of a video I previously released two months ago.
This new video is not a photography tutorial. It is a story about a father and son who each have their own goals during a photography roa...

 
Video and photos from the December storm in White Rock including the helicopter rescue. My first-hand story of survival.



 
I needed a landscape photo of a foggy forest on sunny day, where beams of sunlight were streaming through the trees and creating beautiful sun rays. The only problem was that it was summer and there w...

 
Have you ever thought about renting an RV, motorhome or camper van for a photography trip instead of staying in a hotel or camping? 
I just created a video where I show you my top five reasons why renting an RV can by the most fun you will ever have on a photography tri...

 
December 06, 2018 / Tim Shields
Is your camera better than my camera? Of course, the answer to that question doesn't even matter, really. 
I know that you have your own camera, and you are probably pretty happy with it, but I have found that photographers are always looking for the next best thing i...

 
December 06, 2018 / Tim Shields
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The fall is the best time of the year for photography. Sit back and watch while I show you how I photograph fall colors at Picture Lake in Mount Baker National Forest which is located in Washington state. Topics covered include camera settings, tripod setup, and wait...
 
So here they are! The top photos from my fall colors landscape photo challenge. Watch the video to see the winning photos along with my critiques.
Also, the next photo challenge is announced at the end of the video along with instructions for you to...
 
October 17, 2018 / Tim Shields
Adobe just released updates to Lightroom and Photoshop 2019. From a landscape photography perspective, the most important change is the addition of HDR panorama creation with one click. This is huge for me. In the past, the prospect of creating an HDR pano was daunt...
 
A rare early season snowfall at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
On Monday of this week I saw a weather report for the Rocky Mountains. It said there would be a heavy snowfall of up to 12 inches of snow. This made me sit up, but what really got my...
 
september 21, 2018 / Tim Shields
Do you have what it takes to win a photo contest?
I am hosting a cityscapes photo contest and you are invited to enter your cityscapes photo.
Entering is free and the winner will receive my Signature Profiles Collection for Lightroom. Also, the winner will have their...

 
september 18, 2018 / Tim Shields
I am honored to be chosen as the 2018 Nature Photographer of the Year by Master Photographers International. 
This award is the culmination of years and years of outdoor hiking, driving, climbing, freezing, boiling, shivering, and soaking, combined with even more years...



 
August 16, 2018 / Tim Shields
Have you ever wanted to create a panorama photo but were not sure of the camera and tripod setup? Well I just created a quick step by step video where I how you exactly how I create panorama photos. In the video I demonstrate the tripod setup and talk in detail about...
 
August 10, 2018 / Tim Shields
I just finished retouching a photo of a waterfall in Alaska that was submitted to me by Colleen Garrity Baida. After I edited the photo I had an idea that the photo would have more of a wow factor if there was a light source, or a sun, at the top of the image. So usi...
 
July 18, 2018 / Tim Shields
Seriously, I edited this photo in one minute using Lightroom Classic CC and my TimsPhotos.com Signature Landscape Profiles Collection.
Check out this one minute video to see how easy it was to edit this photo from start to finish.
Check out the before and after. Hug...
 
July 17, 2018 / Tim Shields
Adobe is confusing us! There are two Lightrooms and their names are so similar as to not make sense. 
1. Lightroom Classic CC is the full featured Lightroom that you use on your computer. This is what I use for all my photo editing.
2. Lightroom CC is a stripped down vers...
 
June 29, 2018 / Tim Shields
Here are essential steps needed to photograph fireworks successfully. 

The equipment you need:
1. Tripod
2. Camera, preferably with a 24 - 70 mm lens, or whatever you have got.
3. Remote shutter trigger so you don't have to touch the camera.
The settings you need to...
 
Why did I choose to create and edit this panorama photo of Moraine Lake using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC? Because Lightroom is the best photo editing software on the planet. It is far easier to learn than Photoshop and it is used by professional photographers worldw... 
 
 
Have you ever wondered how to create a panorama image? Well this is how you do it. This Lightroom tutorial covers all the steps needed to edit a series of photos and stitch them together in Lightroom to create one large image.
This example image is from Jasper...
 
 
The new Adobe Creative Profiles were launched for Lightroom and Photoshop in 2018. Check out what they can do for your photography, and get a free sample pack created by me specifically for landscape photography by clicking here:
 
 
As a landscape photographer, I know what it is like to return to the same location day after day hoping for a dramatic sky at sunrise and sunset. But the reality is you cannot stay at the same location forever waiting for that perfect sky. This means that occasionall...
 
 
June 2, 2018 / Tim Shields
Believe it or not, the original photo you are seeing here is very boring. It was an overcast day and there was absolutely no dynamic range in this image. It was so blah that I don't even want to show you what it looked like. But there was one adjustment in Lightroom...
 
 
Mount Baker, an active volcano in Washington State, looms large over the beach in White Rock, BC at sunset on May 22, 2018. Mount Baker is 10,781 feet high and is categorized as an active volcano by the US Geological Survey. Steam can be seen venting out of the crate...
 
 
It seems that every visitor to Hollywood wants to photograph the mountain with the Hollywood sign on it, but rarely do people want to make the effort for a Hollywood sign hike to go photograph the back of it. If you can put in some extra time, photographing the back o...
 
 
Banff National Park and Jasper National Park draw photographers from around the world. If you are a visiting photographer, where should you visit first? Where are the best photography locations?

Without a...
 
 
August 16, 2016 / Tim Shields
I have been experimenting with animating still images. Single still images are great, but if they can come to life in a new way then so much the better. I find that the effect looks best on water and clouds, and this is my first test image from Rialto Beach....
 
 
Location of Trey Ratcliff's China photo image in Guilin...found.
 
 
April 8, 2016 / Tim Shields
The deep and silent depths of this Arizona slot canyon contain untold mysteries. Only the howling wind, the grinding sand and the long forgotten torrents of rushing water can tell the stories of what has happened inside this lonely place for the past thousands of years...
 
 
April 5, 2016 / Tim Shields
Magical Sunrise. 
It was six years ago when I hiked out to these dunes in Death Valley before dawn with my little girl by my side. She was excited to see the sun rise over the dunes and in a rare move she enthusiastically got out of bed early for this event. We hiked dee...
 
 
March 1, 2016 / Tim Shields
The morning started early in the freezing cold, pre-dawn darkness of high mountains. The mountain trail led up and up until this arch was finally visible in the illumination of my headlamp. There were three other photographers already there in the pitch black darkness...
 
 
February 10, 2016 / Tim Shields
This was a challenging composition to shoot and process. First, there are hundreds of people walking across this bridge while stopping and chatting away non stop. Holy busy place! Finding a spot to set up a tripod is next to impossible on this narrow walkway. It was e...