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The posts found on this page are written to help you become a better landscape photographer. Regardless of where you’re at in your journey, there’s something here for you. Learn about the fundamentals of photography, technical skills, compositional skills, creative exercises, and much more.

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You're standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something else: a starry sky...

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photography

It’s become nearly impossible to get the entire image tack-sharp due to the use of ultra-wide-angle lenses and often extreme approaches to foregrounds and...

Ultimate Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Have you seen images where the water looks soft and silky, almost unreal? Or cars' taillights transformed into long red lines with clouds blurred...

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees Landscape photography is often associated with the grand landscape and the famous vistas. I love a beautiful...

How to Optimize Images for Instagram

Instagram is the go-to platform for most photographers to promote their craft. This isn't a big surprise as the image-sharing network has more than...

8 Crucial Steps to Prepare Images for Printing

Seeing a finished image displayed online is always a nice feeling but actually holding a physical print gives a completely different type of satisfaction. It's...

The 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...

The 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"...

Why Neutral Density Filters Will Improve Your Photography

I'm sure there's been a moment where you've been left in awe after watching an image that has a soft and silky sky or...

The Filter That Removes Light Pollution

Light pollution is a common problem amongst nightscape photographers. Either it's within a city or out in nature, it has the potential to make...