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Improve Your Landscape Photography

With These 5 Tips

So, do you want to improve your landscape photos?

Do you want five tips to help you improve your landscape photos?

Well, you have come to the right place!

Today I’m talking about how you can improve your landscape photos with.

Five, pretty easy tips here. So I don’t want to waste any of your time.
So let’s, let’s just jump right into it.

Tip Number 1 | Shoot During Golden Hour

You have two opportunities to do so one being at sunrise and the next of course, being at sunset, this will make your landscapes just glow and pop off. Definitely shoot during sunrise and sunset.

Landscape photography is all about working with prevailing light to create epic images. Some of the best light that you can get is during sunrise and sunset.

What I would recommend to you is to show up about one hour before sunrise and one hour before sunset. That way, you will have ample time to get all your gear set up.

Another good resource to use when planning out your, next landscape shoot during golden hour, is to use The Photographer’s Ephemeris.

Tip Number 2 | Brave The Weather

Spring has sprung. Summer is almost here and that comes with a storm season, and depending on where you live in the world, phenomenal images can be captured during stormy weather.

This could be the calm before the storm lightning shots, there is a whole bunch that you can choose from.

Please be extremely careful if you’re going to venture out during a storm. Keep yourself, and if you are shooting with another photographer, buddy, keep them safe. Just keep safety in the forefront.

Tip Number 3 | Lanscapes DO NOT Require Skies

Contrary to popular belief, your landscape photos do not always require a sky. For instance, this photo of tangled Creek waterfalls that can be found in a Jasper National Park, or this photo of Athabasca Falls also found in Jasper National Park. Both photos have no, to very little visible sky.

So just keep that in mind, that landscapes photos DO NOT 100% all the time, require a sky.

Tip Number 4 | Keep It Sharp

What I mean by that, is find your aperture sweet spot on your camera lens. In my case, I shoot FujiFilm and my sweet spot is anywhere between F11 to F16.

What I recommend you to do, is on your next landscape photo, a photoshoot, take multiple images with multiple f-stops or aperture settings. Then when you bring it into whatever photo editing app that you’re using, whether that be LightRoom, CaptureOne, or Photoshop, you will be able to see that maybe F5.6 doesn’t really cut it, F11, it’s getting better, but F16 is the best aperture setting as everything is sharp.

Another method to getting everything super sharp is focused stacking. I made a video about focus stacking as well and can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Tip Number 5 | Use Simple Compositions

Complex grand vistas that you see in real life look amazing, but sometimes they do not translate well when you’re actually taking a photo of it. You could probably achieve that through like a panoramic, but if it’s just one single shot, sometimes it just does not do it justice.

Focus in on one focus point. That could be a tree or a river leading up to a mountain. There are so many options to choose from. You just need to pick one. Everything else within your frame should be complimenting your focused point.

Remember that a good composition has a good foreground that transitions into a good mid ground, which transitions into your payoff, which is usually the background.

Hopefully these 5 tips to help improve your landscape photography gave you some ideas. If it did fantastic. Let me know down in the comments below.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments. I will respond to each and every one of you!

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