The harsh midday sun is not the favorite light for most photographers. While we talked about it many times in terms of portrait photography, we haven’t often mentioned how challenging it can be for landscapes. Well, Nigel Danson reflects on it in his video. He takes you on a walk through a forest with him, sharing a few simple, but powerful tips for getting striking landscape photos even in the midday sun.
Landscape photography is one of those genres that very few photographers tend to shoot professionally. Sure, there are a lot of professional landscape photographers out there, but when you compare that to portraits or weddings, there really ain’t all that many at all. Partly it’s down to not knowing what to sell, but it’s also not knowing how to sell it or price it.
In this video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson goes over the prints he’s sold over the last couple of years to see which have sold the most (and the least) to try and figure out why. He also talks about how he prices his prints in order to get a price that makes it worth his time but also provides good value to the customer.
Landscape photography is one of my favorite genres and also something I gladly do. Of course, I’m far from being pro – but what if I wanted to become one? In this video, Toma Bonciu aka Photo Tom shares ten things about professional landscape photography that probably no one told you about. So if you’re thinking of turning pro, this is something you should watch.
I see people banging on about Back Button Focus in Facebook groups almost every day, extolling the virtues and benefits it offers for portrait photography. And, well, I just don’t get it, I really don’t. I’ve tried it several times and it often turns out to be more of a hindrance than a help. But when it comes to landscape photography, back button focus actually makes a lot of sense.
In this video, Mads Peter Iversen walks us through manual focus, regular autofocus and back button focusing and how each works for landscape photography. He explains how each method works and how you can use each of them while talking about the advantages and disadvantages of all three methods.
There are many ways to shoot landscape photography and which method you’ll use generally depends on the scene laid before you. But there’s one debate that never seems to end. ND grad filters or bracket and composite in post? Which is best? And why is either technique even needed these days?
These are the questions that Photo Tom addresses in this video, going over his experiences and workflow using both methods, providing his insight and offering some tips for working with the images in post.
I must admit that winter has never been my favorite time of year. I just wish I could just sleep through it and wake up in the spring when everything’s nice and warm again. But then I saw Dr. Kah-Wai Lin’s landscape photos and something changed. When the first snow fell in Novi Sad, I had the urge to go outside, travel, explore, and shoot instead of wrapping myself in a blanket and never leaving my bed. These stunning landscapes that “cool” has more than one meaning when it comes to winter and photographing it.
So, DIYP reached out to Kah-Wai, and he kindly shared some of his gorgeous photos with us. If winter is not your favorite season – well, these photos might just change your mind!
Many countries are in lockdown again, and many of us are stuck at home. If you don’t feel like learning and being creative, that’s perfectly fine. But if you do – this is the video for you. Spending time at home is ideal for mastering editing skills, and Nigel Danson has seven suggestions for you.
As a landscape photographer, perhaps you’ve been advised not to increase your ISO over 100 or 160. I’ve seen this piece of advice many times, and I know a few people who rely on it way too much. But should you really stay at the lowest ISO at all times? Should astrophotography be the only time you increase it? In this video, Mark Denney goes over two situations when using higher ISO is a must. As a bonus, he shares a useful trick to help you determine just how high you can go without fear of compromising image quality.