Landscape photography is a popular and rewarding genre that captures the beauty of nature. To get started with landscape photography, you will need a camera, a tripod, and some basic accessories such as filters, remote shutter release, and a cleaning kit. You will also need to learn some skills such as composition, exposure, focus, and post-processing. Here are some tips to help you improve your landscape photography:
- Choose a location that offers interesting and varied scenery. You can use online resources such as Google Maps, Flickr, or Instagram to find potential spots.
- Plan your shoot according to the weather and the light. You can use apps such as PhotoPills, The Photographer's Ephemeris, or Sun Surveyor to check the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and golden hour times for your location.
- Use a tripod to stabilize your camera and avoid blurry shots. A tripod will also allow you to use slower shutter speeds, lower ISOs, and smaller apertures for better image quality and depth of field.
- Use filters to enhance your images and control the light. Some common filters for landscape photography are polarizing filters, neutral density filters, and graduated neutral density filters.
- Experiment with different compositions and perspectives. You can use the rule of thirds, leading lines, foreground interest, framing, and symmetry to create more dynamic and balanced images.
- Adjust your exposure settings according to the scene and the effect you want to achieve. You can use the histogram and the exposure compensation feature on your camera to fine-tune your exposure.
- Focus on the most important element in your scene and use a suitable aperture to control the depth of field. You can use manual focus or autofocus modes such as single-point AF or zone AF to ensure sharpness.
- Edit your images using software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Luminar to enhance the colors, contrast, sharpness, and details of your photos. You can also use presets or filters to apply different styles and effects to your images.
Landscape photography is a fun and creative way to explore the world and express yourself. With practice and patience, you can capture stunning photos that showcase the beauty of nature.
Getting Landscapes Sharp: Hyperfocal Distance and Aperture Selection
Author: Elliot Hook
Date: Not dated
An important element of landscape photography is ensuring that all of the key elements within your composition are sharp. Therefore, to achieve this, you need to ensure that your depth of filed is large enough to render everything of interest, suitably sharp.​​​​​​​
Photographing Light as Your Subject
Author: Ian Plant
Date: Not dated
Generally, photographers think of light as the thing that illuminates the subject being photographed. There are times, however, when the light itself can be the subject -- or at least an important element of the overall composition.​​​​​​​
Tips for Creating the Perfect Sunstar for Landscape Photography
Author: Erin Babnik
Date: December 16, 2019
Incorporating the sun in your landscape photography can provide some stunning visual benefits. Compositionally, the sun can serve as a strong point of interest, drawing the viewer through the scene as the eye follows the sun's light to its source.​​​​​​​
Everything You Need to Know About Clouds
Author: Noel Kirkpatrick
Date: August 14, 2018
We stare at clouds all the time, whether trying to figure what they look like or if they're bringing rain. Yet most of use know very little about clouds, let alone how to identify them.​​​​​​​
Capturing Light in Landscape Photography
Author: Mark Metternich
Date: January 20, 2020
Over the last decade, I have had the awesome privilege of capturing some of the most dramatic light in landscape photography. Here are a few landscape photography tips that can vastly improve your chances of capturing dramatic light that makes your viewers go "WOW".​​​​​​​
Fine Art Photography Tips
Author: Miles Morgan
Date: Not dated
In the following video, Miles Morgan lectures about fine art landscape photography as he takes his on pictures as examples to demonstrate the creative process of his work, from conception to digital finishing. Please consider that the whole lecture/presentation lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes.​​​​​​​
Shoot Stunning Abstract Landscape & Nature Photos with 3 Simple Tips
Author: Ron Leach
Date: January 21, 2020
One of the challenges of landscape photography is creating images that stand out from the rest. In this eye-opening tutorial you'll learn how to do just that with three simple steps for capturing abstract landscape and nature images.​​​​​​​
Tips for Getting More of the Tetons in a Shot
Author: Mike Jackson
Date: May 20, 2014
You can always simply crop a single digital image to "appear to be a panoramic image" but you'll be limited to how large you can print it.​​​​​​​
How to Create a Mood in Black & White Photography
Author: The Phoblographer
Date: January 27, 2020
We hear expert photographers often say black and white is very effective in giving our photos more drama and mood. This quick video gives us some useful insights and great examples to get in the mood for monochrome.​​​​​​​
Simple Trick Helps You Find Hyperfocal Distance
Author: DL Cade
Date: October 19, 2016
Hyperfocal distance is critical for landscape photographers who want their whole frame in focus. Here's a trick for nailing hyperfocal distance with resorting to charts or smartphone apps.
Essentials to Getting Started with Low Light and Night Photography
Author: Ritesh Saini
Date: October 21, 2013
Low light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth learning. You will mainly be working with slow shatter speed, making it challenging for yuou to avoid blur camera shake and vibration.​​​​​​​
Enhance You Photography: 10 Simple Steps to Mastering Composition
Author: Not credited
Date: May 02, 2013
Composition - the artistic arrangement and placement of visual elements within a picture frame - is the most difficult aspect of the art of photography to master, and the most important.​​​​​​​
How to Choose the Best Focal Length in Landscape Photography
Author: Nigel Danson
Date: August 30, 2020
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How I Focus Stack for Perfectly Sharp Landscape Photos
Author: Mark Denny
Date: March 04, 2020
In this week's episode, we discuss how to focus stack for perfectly sharp landscape photos.​​​​​​​
How to Properly Sharpen & Reduce Noise in Lightroom
Author: Anthony Morganti
Date: December 09, 2019
In this video, I thoroughly explain what happens when we reduce noise and sharpen an image in Lightroom and recommend how you should go about doing it to achieve the best possible results.​​​​​​​

Merge to Panorama
Author: Josh Bury
Date: January 16, 2020
Combining multiple captures from our digital cameras to form new images is a powerful way to overcome several limitations that still exist in typical imaging setups. That's what the Merge to Panorama tool is all about.​​​​​​​
How to Plan Ahead for Sun, Moon & Milky Way Landscape Photography
Author: Sean Bagshaw
Date: January 09, 2020
Knowing when and where the sun, moon and milky will be in the sky ahead of time is valuable information for landscape photographers. The PhotoPills app is the tool I use to plan landscape photography shoots.​​​​​​​

Advanced Photoshop Sky Replacement
Author: Matt Kloskowski
Date: October 27, 2020
In this tutorial, we'll take a deeper look at all of the settings in Photoshop's 2021's brand new Sky Replacement tool (including how to create a reflection).​​​​​​​



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