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: Manual Mode
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.

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