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Landscape photography

Viewpoint and composition for landscape photography

Choosing the right viewpoint and composition is essential for producing landscape images that stand out from the rest. For most locations there will be multiple options. Rather than choosing one single viewpoint and composition, shooting, […]

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Landscape photography tips for all seasons

Don’t believe that there is any subject that can’t be photographed in an interesting way—it is just a matter of knowing enough to be able to take advantage of each situation and keeping an open […]

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Freehand landscape photography techniques

The best landscapes are almost always shot with the camera on a tripod so you can best control camera stability, composition, depth of field, and bracketing for HDR. However, digital technology and stabilised lenses have […]

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Lens flare: how to avoid it your landscape photos

Lens flare occurs when a bright light source, such as the sun, is shining directly into the front of the lens. The more directly the lens is pointed toward the light source, the greater the […]

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Getting a sense of spring in your photos

One of the most challenging aspects of photography in spring is encapsulating a true sense of season in the wider landscape: which means creating a definite sense that a photograph was taken in spring, when […]

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Evoking emotion in your landscape photos

A photograph that has the power to evoke an emotional response has the greatest impact on the viewer. There are many different aspects of composition that help stir a person’s emotions. Each has its own […]

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Creating the third dimension in landscape images

Taking a photograph that you can ‘walk into’ is a fun challenge, especially as the most important principle to remember is that a camera records a landscape on media that has only two dimensions. Our […]

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Capturing autumn's colours in abstract

Autumn’s complementary colours are perfect for creating beautiful abstract images, where colour, rather than an identifiable subject, becomes the main component of the shot. You might want to use a slow shutter speed to blur […]

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When in doubt, bracket

You’ve found your scene, you’ve set the composition, now you have to nail the exposure to bring your landscape to life. The contrast in your scene can sometimes make it tricky to capture the highlights […]

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Understanding the relationship between aperture, focal length, and depth-of-field

It’s fairly easy to think that all landscape photography demands a small aperture and a huge depth-of-field to get everything in your scene into focus. But in fact, you might not necessarily want everything in […]

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