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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.

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...

Introductions to Fundamentals in Landscape Photography

Fundamental Landscape Photography
In this introduction series we will be looking into the basic settings of photography and and helping you understanding how every change you make can impact your photo. The basic settings are referred to as The Exposure Triangle.

Photography Terms and Expressions Every Beginner Should Know

photography terms and expressions
This article is intended to help you understand the most important terms and expressions within photography, and probably a couple of less important ones too.

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...

Introduction to Shutter Speed in Landscape Photography

Shutter Speed is measured in seconds, or fractions of seconds. A larger denominator such as 1/1000 is a quicker shutter speed than a lower denominator such as 1/10 allowing less light to reach the sensor. But how does it impact your image?

Lightroom 101 – Part 2: Import Images

lightroom-import-images
This is part two in our Lightroom 101 series. In part 1,  you were introduced to Adobe Lightroom and learned why this is a software that can take your photography to the next level. You also learned the importance of organizing your files and how to do that before installing Lightroom. In part two you'll learn how to import...

Introduction to Aperture in Landscape Photography

To fully understand your camera and become a better photographer, you must understand the basic functions such as Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed. For the beginner this seems impossible to learn, but with a little bit of experimenting and reading you will quickly see that it's not nearly as tough as it seems. In todays basic series I will give you an introduction to Aperture in Landscape Photography.

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...

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...