Tips & Tricks

Landscape Photography tips & tricks by CaptureLandscapes.

Landscape Photography in Arctic Norway

Tips on Photographing in Arctic Norway While the term arctic photography sounds quite special itself, when it comes down to basics it mostly means that you will be photographing places where weather is hard to predict and temperatures can drop quickly in less than an hour. Since the early start of my passion for landscape photography I've been drawn towards northern...

Capture the Full Dynamic Range by Taking Multiple Exposures

Use Multiple Exposures to Capture the Full Dynamic Range One of the biggest frustrations with landscape photography is capturing the entire dynamic range. Often, the sky turns out white while the landscape is correctly exposed and other times the landscape is black and the sky looks good. Unfortunately, capturing an over-all well-exposed image is at times not possible, therefore we have...

8 Killer Resources for Landscape Photography

Are you planning to photograph the Milky Way but don't know its position? Perhaps you want to process your images but you don't know which softwares to use? Looking for a more efficient way to process your images? Maybe you're planning a photography trip to another country but you don't know where to go. Here are 8 useful resources for...

4 Tips for Photographing Nature’s Smaller Scenes

One of the most enjoyable aspects of nature photography for me is spending a significant amount of time on photographing intimate landscapes, which I define simply as smaller scenes, often vignettes of interesting natural subjects, pulled together through interesting compositions or a focus on details, textures, colors, and patterns. For my own photography, an intimate landscape subject...

Ultimate Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography
Have you ever seen an image of a waterfall or ocean where the water looks soft and silky, almost unreal or perhaps you’ve seen an image in a city where cars are turned into long red lines? Maybe you’ve even thought these were heavily manipulated. The truth is, it’s actually a rather easy technique made possible with the use...

Manual Focus or Automatic Focus?

Manual Focus or Automatic Focus
Capturing sharp and in-focus images is something I often see beginning photographers struggle with. Many don't notice it themselves but it's very visible to those who view the images. Most photographers have at some point struggled with this and have been frustrated by having great shots ruined because they're out of focus. So how do you get the images focused? Does it matter if...

Why You Should Start Shooting Landscapes During Golden Hour

The single biggest leap forward you can make with your landscape photography is to start shooting during golden hour. Goodbye harsh contrasty shadows, hello keepers in your blossoming portfolio! What is Golden Hour in Landscape Photography? The Golden Hour or as it's sometimes called; 'magic hour', is the time slightly before and after sunrise and sunset, so really it should be called...

How to Avoid Crowds at Tourist Traps

If you have ever photographed popular tourist destinations you know how challenging it can be to get a good shot with so many people walking around. No matter what direction you face there's someone in your frame and at times the composition you desire might even be unreachable. Personally I've been at gorgeous locations where I've had to leave back towards the car...

Two Useful Apps for Landscape Photography

Photography is time-consuming. There's more to it than bringing a camera and setting it on Automatic Mode before pointing it towards everything you see, as many tend to believe. A photograph, at least a good one, often requires some knowledge before it is taken: Where will the sun be? What shutter speed is ideal? These questions are often important factors to how the image will appear. Luckily...

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.