You’ll find ultra-wide-angle lenses in many landscape photographers’ gear bags. While they can be amazing for landscapes and cityscapes, they come with some challenges you’ll notice when shooting with them. Mark Denney gives you five of them, along with some tips on overcoming them.
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.
More often than not, it’s the little things that can save the day when we’re out shooting. This is why it’s handy to have some items other than photo gear in your camera bag. In this video, Michael Shainblum recommends six items that you should always carry with you. They won’t take much space, they all cost under $50, and they can be incredibly useful when you’re in the field.
I believe that we all want to grow and become better at photography. But we also make some mistakes that hinder this growth and make it slower than it could be. In his latest video, Michael Shainblum shares the five most common mistakes that might be slowing down your growth. While he focuses on landscape photography, some of these can definitely be applied to other genres as well.
When you edit a landscape photo, it’s easy to get carried away. I know I’ve been guilty of it even years after being into photography. And many times, it’s not even easy to see when you’ve gone overboard. In this video, Mark Denney gives you six signs that will help you recognize when you’ve gone too far with the image editing. And when you learn to recognize them, they’ll help you improve your post-processing skill.