Photography Tips

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.

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings and Techniques

Photographing stars and the night sky is completely different than photographing during regular daylight or even the Golden Hour. Most of the techniques and...

Top 5 Misconceptions of Black & White Photography

Back in the days of film photography and Ansel Adams, black and white were the only two colors that you could capture a photograph...

Learn Shutter Speed by Using the ICM Technique

There are few fundamental settings that have as big of an impact on an image then the shutter speed. Adjusting the shutter speed makes...

6 Pro Tips for Better Wide-Angle Landscape Photography

I've always loved photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens. In fact, it was the only lens I had for a long time after purchasing...

The Importance of Studying Other Photographers

Since your reading this, I can confidently assume that taking beautiful pictures is a goal you have. While there are tons of useful (even essential)...

NiSi S5: The Ultimate Filter Holder for Ultra-Wide Angle Lenses

The NiSi S5 is a filter holder I've been waiting a long time for. Even though there are several other 150mm filter systems available, including...

Six Reasons You Must Use Black & White for Landscape Photography

It’s easy to see why so many landscape photographers work in color – it’s powerful and evocative and helps you capture mood and atmosphere. So...

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"...

6 More Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

While learning how to use your camera and further develop your technical skills is an important factor in improving your landscape photography, there are...

4 Untold Tips for Photographing Northern Lights

Photographing Northern Lights is something I wish every photographer can experience at least once in their life. Standing underneath a green sky that's elegantly...