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Just getting started with landscape photography? This is the perfect place to begin learning. Enjoy beginners tips, tricks and tutorials focusing on the essentials within photography and post production.

Photoshop vs Lightroom – What to Choose

Have you ever felt that your photograph doesn't resemble the beauty you experienced while capturing it? Do you feel like you've failed to eternalize the magical moment and instead are left with a boring image? Post-production is an important step in most photographer's workflow. What many beginners fail to realize is that in most...

The Best ISO for Landscape Photography

Best ISO for Landscape Photography
I'm going to start with a statement that you need to remember: choosing the wrong ISO will severely damage the image quality. The aperture and shutter speed are both important for capturing pretty images but the ISO has a direct impact on the image quality. Setting the "wrong" ISO isn't going to make the...

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

Best Aperture for Landscape Photography
The question “What aperture is best for landscape photography?” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues. While there isn't one "correct" aperture, certain scenes benefit from using a specific one. For standard landscape photography (excluding night photography, macro photography and other niches), the optimal aperture for front-to-back sharpness lies within f/7.1 to f/13. This range is not...

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Rule of Thirds Explained
Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to start learning more about compositions. If you’ve read any article touching the subject, it’s quite likely that you’ve heard about the Rule of Thirds, the most known and discussed rule of...

Leaving the Tripod Behind? Read These Tips for Handheld Landscape Photography

Handheld Landscape Photography
One of the most common practices amongst landscape photographers is to use a tripod. Using one opens the door to a whole new creative process and it makes it possible to capture crisp and noise-free images that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to capture. However, not every shot benefits from a tripod and there are many situations where you either...

A Comprehensive Guide to Landscape Photography

A Comprehensive Guide to Landscape Photography
A Comprehensive Guide to Landscape Photography Landscape photography is one of the best ways to disconnect from the otherwise hectic day-to-day life and to just enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. For some, landscape photography involves hours or even days of traveling while others seek the beauty right outside their front door. Some dream of becoming a full-time professional, while...

Knowing Your Camera Like the Back of Your Hand

Knowing your camera like the back of your hand
Since I’ve started leading photography workshops, I’ve noticed something quite unexpected: attendees would turn up with great cameras, sometimes even better than those of their instructors, which they did not know how to use. More than once I found myself explaining which settings (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, focusing mode) to use for a particular scene, only to be asked by...

Beginners Guide to Night Photography

Beginners Guide to Night Photography
Do you enjoy photos taken at night? Do you wish that you were able to capture beautiful images of the stars but struggle to get the result you want? In this article, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of Night Photography and at the end of it, you will be ready to go out and photograph the night sky. You...

12 Tips for Great Landscape Photography

Tips for Great Landscape Photography
Improve your Landscape Photography Learning to create beautiful landscape photography might take a lot of time but there are certain steps you can take to make the process easier. These tips won't make you a world class landscape photographer over night but they will help you to begin improving and guide you in the right direction. Learn the fundamentals Improving your landscape photography starts with...

How to Photograph Rivers and Streams

Beautiful light on a river
There are many reasons for shooting rivers and streams in landscape photography and there’s a lot involved so here’s part one (probably). Being in the landscape regularly will inevitably lead you along rivers or creeks. A lot of joy can be found being immersed in a shot from within a river. The bubbling rushing sounds, water drop splashes, glowing mossy...

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