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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.

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...

The Best ISO for Landscape Photography

Best ISO for Landscape Photography
I'm going to start with a statement that you need to remember: choosing the wrong ISO will severely damage the image quality. The aperture and shutter speed are both important for capturing pretty images but the ISO has a direct impact on the image quality. Setting the "wrong" ISO isn't going to make the...

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...

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...

Leaving the Tripod Behind? Read These Tips for Handheld Landscape Photography

Handheld Landscape Photography
One of the most common practices amongst landscape photographers is to use a tripod. Using one opens the door to a whole new creative process and it makes it possible to capture crisp and noise-free images that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to capture. However, not every shot benefits from a tripod and there are many situations where you either...

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...

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...

Photoshop vs Lightroom – What to Choose

Have you ever felt that your photograph doesn't resemble the beauty you experienced while capturing it? Do you feel like you've failed to eternalize the magical moment and instead are left with a boring image? Post-production is an important step in most photographer's workflow. What many beginners fail to realize is that in most...

Introduction to ISO in Digital Photography

Understanding ISO
Many of you who read this might just have bought your first DSLR and feel a bit overwhelmed at the moment. So many settings, so many factors to consider, should you just continue shooting in automatic mode and give up learning? No. I know it seems hard in the beginning, but trust me it will all soon feel natural! This...

The Exposure Triangle

the exposure triangle
Understanding each of the photography elements is important for you to take control over your camera. But to fully be able to use manual mode, you also need to understand how these settings work together. This is known as The Exposure Triangle.

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