Tips & Tricks

Landscape Photography tips & tricks by CaptureLandscapes.

When I Use Graduated ND Filters (and When I Don’t)

When I Use Graduated ND Filters
Soon after I got introduced to the use of filters in Landscape Photography I learned about Graduated ND Filters and the significant difference they can make to an image. When I purchased my first square filter system I made sure that I also purchased a Graduated ND Filter (these filters don’t work well as screw-in filters). I remember it was...

8 Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography

Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography
Your creativity is the most powerful and important tool you have as a landscape photographer. What would you be without it? What pleasure would photography give you? However, there are certain pieces of equipment that are essential, whether they're to help you capture better images or to organize and store them. For gear-junkies, there are a lot more to add...

5 Key Reasons to Use a Telezoom in Landscape Photography

Telezoom in Landscape Photography
Ever since I began photographing I have been drawn towards the use of wide angle lenses. In fact, it wasn't until several years after picking up my first camera that I purchased a telezoom: a 70-200mm. At the same time, I slowly started to make big changes to my photographic vision; it turned out that adding this lens in my...

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,...

5 Beginner’s Post-Processing Mistakes

Looking back at my early photography I shake my head in embarrassment. I know I should be proud of the fact that I've come a long way since then but it's hard not to notice just how poorly processed those images are. I'm sure I'm not alone. Post-processing is a big part of digital photography and most likely you process...

Frequently Asked Questions About Long Exposure Photography and Their Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Long Exposure Photography
There's no doubt that Long Exposure Photography is a popular technique amongst you; it's the subject of our best-selling eBook, it's the subject of several of our most popular articles and it's the subject of most questions I receive through our newsletter. These are the most frequently asked questions about long exposure photography and the answers to them: 1. Does a...

Photoshop Made Easy with Raya Pro

Raya Pro Workflow
Are you feeling overwhelmed with Photoshop? Do you have a hard time remembering how to create and apply certain techniques? Post-processing and Photoshop are becoming an important part of a photographer’s workflow but it involves spending a lot of time repeating the same adjustments over and over. Perhaps you apply the Orton Effect, use Luminosity Masks, or maybe you create...

Advice from Full-Time Photographers on Turning Pro

Tips for Turning Pro
Many aspiring (and experienced) photographers dream of making their hobby into a full-time profession. Who doesn't want to make a sufficient living from traveling the world and taking pictures? But what does it take to turn pro? Is it really as luxurious as it sounds? I've talked with 5 industry leading full-time photographers and asked them to share their best advice on...

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...

No. You Don’t Need a Professional Camera

You Don't Need a Professional Camera
Have you ever heard someone say “my pictures would be so much better if I had a camera like you or that photographer”? Perhaps you're even guilty of saying these words yourself. This is a phrase that I see and hear quite often but is there any truth to it? Or is it just wishful thinking and ignorance? Will a...