How to Choose Your First Filters (and Which Systems to Use)

NiSi S5 Filter Holder
During the last week's I've received several questions regarding filters through the CaptureLandscapes newsletter. The most recurring questions are which options do I have and what would be the best to start with.  Deciding which filter system and filters to start with is certainly not an easy task. I remember how confused I was when acquiring my first filter years ago...

The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Landscape Photographers in 2018

Christmas is just around the corner and many of us are already deep into the Christmas gift shopping. I think most of us can agree that finding the perfect gift isn't always easy. So what is the perfect Christmas gift for landscape photographers? This article features some of the most popular landscape photography related content that any landscape photographer would be...

3 Useful Camera Accessories for Seamless Photography

My Top 3 Useful Camera Accessories Gadgets. We all love them, right? But in an ocean of products, what do you actually need? What camera accessories are worth looking into and what will help improve your photography or at least make your life a little easier? In this article, we'll go through 3 useful camera accessories that will greatly benefit your photography....

Best Black Friday Deals for Photography in 2018

2018 Black Friday Deals for Photography
Black Friday is just around the corner but there's already lots of early offers for you to take advantage off. 2018 seems to be an exciting Black Friday for photographers and it's an opportunity for both beginners and professionals to save big money on photography gear. So far we've found huge discounts on introductory and professional cameras such as the Sony a6000 and Canon...

Gear Review: Manfrotto XPRO Video Monopod Plus

XPRO Video Monopod Plus for Landscape Photography Those who have been following my articles know how highly I value a solid tripod for landscape photography. I consider tripods to be an essential equipment but what about those times you can't bring a tripod? Or you don't need to shoot exposures lasting minutes? A monopod might be exactly what you need. I know...

Landscape Photography with a Drone

Introduction to Landscape Photography with a Drone When hearing the word drone, many of us start thinking about news stories on invasion of privacy, buzzing spying machines and other awful things media jumps into so often, rather than thinking about a quadcopter. However, there is a brighter and more pleasant use of that wonderful piece of modern technology: landscape photography. I've been involved in photographing areal landscape and  cityscape photography...

My Favorite Gloves for Landscape Photography

vallerret photography gloves review
Keeping their hands warm is one of the biggest challenges photographers face during the winter months. Born and raised in Norway, I know how dangerous it can be if your hands begin to freeze but warm gloves are typically bulky and hard to use in combination with a camera. Here in Norway we often deal with temperatures down of -25°C...

Introduction to Graduated ND Filters

Introduction to Graduated ND Filters
One of the most common questions I get asked regarding photography is how to get both the foreground/landscape and the sky properly exposed. Either the sky is completely white or the landscape is too dark. You might have experienced this yourself, and perhaps you're also struggling to get the entire image correctly exposed. There are two solutions to your...

Why Neutral Density Filters Will Improve Your Photography

Neutral Density Filters
Most likely you have been blown away by an image that has a silky and dreamy sky or river. Perhaps you have even tried to take images like this yourself but the result is nothing like what you hoped for. Maybe you've even understood that this effect comes as a result of using a long shutter speed but there's...

When I Use Graduated ND Filters (and When I Don’t)

When I Use Graduated ND Filters
Soon after I got introduced to the use of filters in Landscape Photography I learned about Graduated ND Filters and the significant difference they can make to an image. When I purchased my first square filter system I made sure that I also purchased a Graduated ND Filter (these filters don’t work well as screw-in filters). I remember it was...

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