Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Recommended Filters for Landscape Photography

Having a variety of filters to choose between is essential for many landscape photographers. The use of filters allows you to control light and achieve certain picturesque effects. It's true that some of these techniques can be done in post-processing but the result is rarely as good; filters are often preferred in order to remain the highest possible quality. That being said,...

NiSi Landscape NC CPL Review for Landscape Photographers

NiCI Landscape NC CPL Review
A Circular Polarizer is an essential filter for landscape photographers. Yet, it's often a filter which is less talked about, mainly due to the extreme visual effects achieved with a Neutral Density filter. While a Circular Polarizer (CPL) won't give you the same extreme visual effects (such as long exposure photography), it's a filter that will make a huge difference...

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...

How to Choose Your Next Tripod

Choose your next tripod
Finding the best Tripod for Landscape Photography For those who follow our articles regularly, you might have heard this before: The most important tool besides your creativity and camera is a solid tripod. By using a tripod you will be introduced to a bunch of new possibilities and your photography will be taken to the next level. So, how do you choose the...

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...

Meet the Photographer who Created his Own Photography Glove Company

Vallerret Photography Gloves
A few years ago, New Zealand photographer Carl van den Boom got tired of always having cold hands when traveling to photograph the Northern Lights. His solution? Start a company and make gloves for landscape & outdoor photographers. In this interview, you'll get to know the photographer and entrepreneur behind the popular Vallerret Landscape Photography Gloves. Can you start by telling...

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...

Step-by-Step Guide to How I Back Up My Photography

How I Back Up My Photography
Backing up your photography is an essential part of any photographer's workflow. I'd go as far as to say it's one of the most important things you can do. Just imagine hard drive failure that results in you losing all your images? That's something that should only take place in your nightmares... It's obvious that many of you understand the...

Why Every Landscape Photographer Needs a Tripod

landscape photographers need a tripod
There's no doubt that as a landscape photographer you need to invest in a tripod. Sure, you might not always use it and there are scenarios where it's better to leave it behind but having it available is going to open several doors and introduce you to a whole new world of photography. I've previously talked about how to photograph...

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...

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