Having the scene focused front to back is one of the very important aspects of landscape photography. But more often than not, it’s pretty tricky to achieve it. In this video, Mads Peter Iversen shares some very useful tips and techniques for landscape photographers. They will help you get the entire scene in focus and achieve perfect front-to-back focus in every scenario.
Landscape photography is one of those genres where lens choice is a hotly debated topic. Everybody has their favourites, and people always seem to argue about what’s “best” or “essential”. Mads Peter Iversen tackles this topic in the above video and believes you can shoot just about everything you need with just three lenses.
Waterfalls are a favorite subject of many landscape photographers. If you want to perfect your photos of this beautiful nature’s creation, then Mads Peter Iversen has something for you. In this video, he shares nine tips for photographing waterfalls. He covers different topics, from camera settings and shutter speed to practical tips in regard to filters and tripods, so I’m sure you’ll find it useful.
Landscape photography can enrich your life in many ways. One of the most obvious perks is traveling to new locations, but do you always need to travel to get amazing shots? Well, you sure can, but there are also perks to staying in your hometown and shooting local landscapes. In this video, Mads Peter Iversen gives you five reasons to shoot your local landscapes.
As I often mention, we all make mistakes and it’s perfectly fine as long as we learn from them. But nevertheless, some mistakes are still better to avoid and to make them as rarely as possible. In this fantastic video, Mads Peter Iversen shares five mistakes that are crucial to avoid in landscape photography. They aren’t strictly composition or gear-related, but they rather refer to our habits that could be harmful to our growth as photographers.
I believe each of us has our absolutely favorite lens, one we can’t imagine our kit without. For landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, it’s the 24-105mm zoom lens. Many of you would agree that this probably isn’t the first lens that comes to mind when you think of landscape photography. But in this video, Mads gives you five reasons why this is a lens every landscape photographer should own.
Auroras look so magical, and it’s no surprise that it’s on a lot of photographers’ bucket list. Not all of us will ever get the chance to photograph these magnificent lights, but if you happen to be lucky enough, will you know how to shoot them? Thankfully, expert aurora photographer Mads Peter Iversen just posted the ultimate video guide on how to predict and photograph this elusive phenomenon.
The first tip is to enjoy the editing part. As much as many photographers these days say, “shoot more”, “edit less”, “wouldn’t you rather spend your time photographing than editing” and yada, yada, yada you have to learn some proper editing techniques. Editing is absolutely essential to digital photography as the work in the darkroom is to the analogue photographers. Those people thinking a photo straight out of the camera and un-edited is somehow better, truer or whatever excuse they can find to not edit their photos are cheating themselves. Even the best photojournalists apply some kind of post-processing to enhance the story.
I don’t really shoot all that many landscapes, but I do shoot in landscape locations a lot. I photograph people in them. Being based in the UK, my biggest issue with location work, as much as I love it, is the weather. Specifically, the bad version. At least with human subjects, there are often alternative spots we can go to with a little more cover.
Sometimes, though, weather changes are subtle, and can actually work in your favour. In this video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, we see just how the weather influences landscape photography, and how he got a photo at Glencoe in Scotland which he considers to be his best ever.
I more than often hear landscape photographers complaining about “bad” weather and then say it’s chugging down. Honestly, I don’t know what they’re talking about. I thrive in stormy weather. Rain, strong winds, and what can sometimes be a bit of a problem, low hanging clouds – yes it’s next to nearly impossible to keep your camera dry, it’s next to nearly impossible to keep the lens clean and it requires extra energy to keep up the spirit – but “bad” weather is not bad weather, it’s amazing. For two reasons: One, you can photograph during daytime instead of hitting odd hours during sunset or sunrise. Two: And most importantly, it can create some amazing dramatic photos with a lot of atmosphere.