There are no secrets to taking landscape photography images. You do however need to know the technical details of photography and also how to operate your camera. Once you know the technical details many other factors become more important. I’ve published a video in which I give four landscape photography tips that I feel can be applied from your very first landscape photography shoot through a lifetime of taking landscape images. These tips just scratch the surface but I feel they are very important and practical. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.
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The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is a fantastic lens covering both ultra-wide and wide-angle focal lengths on a full frame camera. When I use this lens it is mainly to utilise the ultra-wide-angle range of focal lengths that it offers. This can result in some really interesting and dynamic images but it needs to be used correctly in the correct types of scene. In my latest YouTube video I cover in depth how I use this lens and give lots of tips and advice on ultra-wide-angle photography, you can watch my video here.
I’m just back from a trip to an ancient woodland where I enjoyed some fulfilling photography but faced challenges in terms of the woodland itself and the weather. I created a video showing my experience and I give some tips and ideas to hopefully help you in your own woodland photography. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.
As soon as you begin your journey as a landscape photographer you will start to read and hear about the importance of taking images at golden hour. It can certainly help us capture some wonderful images, but is it the only time of day we can capture our best photographs? That’s what I discuss in my latest YouTube video which you can watch here.
Balance is a very important part of creating a nice image - get it wrong and the image just won't feel right to the viewer. I give some tips on this in my recent video which you can watch here. Also, would you like the chance to get a free print of an image such as the one below? I'm running a giveaway of two free prints, the details of how to enter are in the video.
One of the things I love about taking images is having the opportunity to convey a certain mood and atmosphere and have the viewer feel something as they look at an image. Atmospheric images can leave a lasting impression. I give my thoughts on how to achieve this in my video which can be found here.
At some point everyone who enjoys landscape photography will encounter a day where the weather is nice then, after heading out, the grey clouds start to appear. This happened to me recently, you can watch how I tackled this situation here.
It is still possible to take really nice images on a dull day. In overcast conditions I head to the woods and search for compositions which appeal to my eye. The sun appears once and only very briefly but I leave with some nice images which I am happy with. We can’t always be out at sunrise and sunset but you can still capture great images at other times of the day and in less than ideal weather conditions. Watch my journey here.