Tips & Tricks

Landscape Photography tips & tricks by CaptureLandscapes.

How to Photograph Northern Lights

There are few things that are more spectacular to witness as a lover of the outdoors than seeing the Northern Lights elegantly dance around the night sky. Tourism to places such as Northern Norway and Iceland has exploded during the last few years and more people travel to Arctic locations during winter to...

How Understanding the Histogram Will Improve Your Photography

Understanding the Histogram
The Histogram is a tool that most beginners know about, but have zero understanding of. Yet it is one of the most important tools to understand

The Best Settings for Night Photography

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 and the beauty surrounding you. Photographing the night sky isn't quite as straightforward as one might want, though. In fact, it is in many cases quite opposite of 'regular' landscape...

The ‘500 Rule’ for Night Photography Explained

500 Rule Night Photography
If you've played around with night photography before you're well aware of the many differences to standard landscape photography. Forget about the rules and guidelines you know about general settings for photography; most of these are likely to do more harm than good when the sun goes down and stars take over the sky.

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...

How to Focus in Night Photography

Nail the focus in Night Photography Night Photography is a genre that has become more and more popular the last years. Photographing at night can give stunning results but it also comes with a few more challenges than "regular" daytime photography. The most normal challenge with nighttime photography is getting everything sharp and in focus. Let me tell you this: getting...

Are Smartphones Replacing Professional Cameras?

Are Smartphones Replacing Professional Cameras?
Technology has changed a lot during the last decade or so and it's been fascinating to see how this has impacted the camera market. More and more people rely on mobile phones for their photography and these cameras are better than ever before. But are smartphones going to replace professional cameras? Are we going...

Top 5 Tips for Beginning Landscape Photographers to Stick With It!

5 Tips for Beginning Landscape Photographers to Stick With It!
Let's face it: it takes time to master any skill. Photography is no different. Yes, it's more likely that you get a nice shot after a one-day photography workshop than to learn an advanced song on the guitar in the same time period but we all get lucky now and then. It's not...

7 Useful Tips for Photographing Summer

I often receive a strange look when I mention that summer is my least favorite season. Sure, some relaxing days in the sun are great (not so much the following week with a sunburn though…) but the long summer days often involve long periods of cloudless days, which isn’t ideal for landscape photography. Don’t misunderstand; there are just as many...

7 Unexpected Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Unexpected Tips for Better Landscape Photography
Let’s face it. Half the articles sharing “the top tips” for you to capture better landscape images are rather generic. Sure, straightening the horizon and photographing during the golden hour may have a positive impact on your photos but will they make you a better photographer? Instead of looking at those basics, I...