The Best Digital Photography Tips and Techniques For Beginner Photographers

The Best Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques For Beginner Photographers

How To Shoot The Best Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography – In this section of Digital Photography Tips and Techniques, Photos By Meta Explains How To Shoot The Best Landscape Photography For Beginner Photographers.

Use Wide Angle Lenses – Wide Angle Lenses will capture more of the Landscape in your Photography. Meta finds her Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Lens is the Best Lens for Landscape Photograpy, due to its wide angle and compact size.

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How To Shoot Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Tips and Technique

Living right off the Blue Ridge Parkway high up in the Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, Meta enjoys shooting Landscape Photography, which often involves Hiking on Remote Hiking Trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are Meta’s Top Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photography:

• Compose Your Photo focused on a Main Subject.
• Use Leading Lines to Draw Your Audience into the Photo.
• Compose using the Rule of Thirds or the Fibonacci Spiral.
• Have a Foreground, Subject and Background – This Helps Tell Your Story Better.
• Take Time To Compose Your Photos – Watch for Distractions around the Edges.
• Keep Your ISO as Low as Possible to Avoid Sensor Noise.
HDR Photography Using Exposure Bracketing
HDR Photography Using Exposure Bracketing
• Shoot in RAW with Exposure Brackets which can later be used for HDR Photography.
• Don’t always shoot at Eye Level – Try getting Lower or Higher.
• Always Shoot both Horizontal and Vertical Shots.
• Avoid Shooting midday between 10 AM and 2 PM.
• Take Advantage of the Blue Hour and the Golden Hour.
• Use f/11 to f/16 to get Everything in Focus.
• Try using a Circular Polarizer Filter – Helps Cut Glare.
• Watch Your Histogram and Light Meter – Under Expose if Necessary.
• Avoid Clipping the Whites, which are impossible to recover.
• Keep It Simple – Take Only the Gear you Need – Not Everything You Own.
• Turn Off Image Stabilization when Shooting on a Sturdy Tripod.
• White Balance – Auto White Balance.

Meta’s Landscape Photography Sony Digital Camera Settings

Camera: Sony a77 II Digital Camera
Lens: Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Lens
Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
Tripod: Sturdy Tripod with Wireless Remote Control
Focus: Manual Focus to Infinity
White Balance: Auto White Balance – When shooting in RAW it doesn’t matter
Image Stabilization – Turn Off when on a Sturdy Tripod
Filter: HOYA 55mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: Shoot Bracketed Mode 5 Shots, 1EV apart
Aperture: f/11 to f/16.

Digital Photography TipsLuminar v4.0 (Due Fall of 2019) will include a one click AI Sky Replacement feature which is likely to be very popular with Landscape Photographers. If you haven’t starting collecting sky replacments and clouds, now is the time to start shooting them, for future versions. Meta has already started building her own Sky and Cloud Photo Collections.

Winter Photography Tips – Snowy Weather Landscape Photography Tips

Winter Photography Tips – Shooting Snow Landscape Photography

Living high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina allows for ample Winter Landscape Photography, but shooting in very cold weather and snow can be a bit challenging. Here are some of Meta’s Winter Photography Cold Weather Tips...

• Keep Your Camera Batteries Warm – Most Camera Batteries will freeze below 32°F. Camera Batteries also don’t last as long with they are cold, so pack extra Camera Batteries. Store your spare Camera Batteries close to your body or wrap them in Hothands.

• Overexposure Your Shots for Pure White Snow – Digital Cameras can get confused by the brightness and whiteness of pure white snow, often displaying grey on your histogram. Use your histogram to overexpose your shots by one to two stops, so that you’ll have a wide enough range in your histogram to edit in post production, without losing any information or color.

• Keep your Digital Camera Protected from the Elements – Digital Cameras, Lenses and Filters can quickly accumulate dew and condensation in colder weather. For cold weather photography, Meta uses a 5W Dew Remover Heated Lens Wrap. Meta also stores her Digital Cameras in a large protective zip-lock bag, with a couple of Silica Gel Packs, to help absorb any moisture. Allow your Digital Camera warm up to room temperature before removing it from the protective bag.

• Use a Sturdy Tripod – Shooting Long Exposures and bracketed shots can help blur out any falling snow.

Landscape Photography – Sometimes You Have Go Off Road to Get Great Landscape Photography

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Falken Wildpeak AT Trail Tires – For Snowy Weather Landscape Photography

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