Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Landscape photography - Photo of sunset and lone tree at dusk

Landscape photography - Photo of sunset and lone tree at dusk

From a technical standpoint, landscape photography really shouldn’t be too much of a challenge. With only a few simple steps in the overall technique, most of us should be well on our way to shooting incredible landscape photos in no time. In practice though, without much experience in landscape photography, our results can be less than pleasing. The most common technical problems that I see are issues with exposure, focus, depth of field and even something as simple as keeping the camera level when shooting. Technical problems are usually easy to fix with just a little knowledge and some thinking prior to taking the shot. Broader considerations such as composition and light are things that are usually learned mostly by way of experience and perhaps a little guidance.

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Landscape Photos Shot in Portrait Mode

Winding forest wooden pathway shot in portrait mode

Winding forest wooden pathway shot in portrait mode

I find that long and tall photos can be just awesome when printed and hung. I’m lucky enough to live close to one of Ken Duncan’s galleries, and I visit there regularly. There are always wonderful landscape photos that have been shot in portrait mode and printed on a massive scale, some of them measuring 6 or 8 feet in height.

I love walking up to a print that’s as tall as I am, or taller still,  to take in the discrete detail of the smaller elements, and then to step back and survey the shot as a whole and see how the individual objects and textures are compiled together to complete the photo.

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