Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

Meta Explains The Best Landscape Photography Tips For Beginner Photographers

How To Shoot Landscape Photography for Beginner Photographers

Landscape Photography Tips – In this section of Photography Tips and Techniques, Meta Explains The Best Landscape Photography Tips For Beginners.

Landscape Photography Lens Tips – Wide Angle Zoom Lenses will capture more of the Landscape in your Photography. Meta finds her Minolta AF Zoom 28–135mm f/4.0–4.5 is the Best Lens for Landscape Photograpy, due to its Wide Angle 28mm and Long Zoom Range up to 135mm. This lens also does limited Close-up Photography at 25cm MFD.

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Meta’s Best Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques

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How To Shoot The Best Landscape Photography – Living off the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park 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.

Meta’s Best Landscape Photography Tips

• 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.
• Use Native ISO 100 to avoid added 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 – This 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 Slik Pro 700DX Tripod.
• White Balance – Auto White Balance.

Meta’s Best Landscape Photography Camera Settings

Camera: Sony a77 II Digital Camera
Lens: Minolta AF Zoom 28–135mm f/4.0–4.5
Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
Tripod: Slik Pro 700DX Tripod with a Sony Wireless Remote Control
Triod Bag: 90cm Tripod Bag
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 Slik Pro 700DX Tripod
Filter: HOYA 72mm HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: Shoot Bracketed Mode 5 Shots, 1EV apart
Aperture: f/8 to f/16.

Photography TipsLuminar v4.0 includes a one click AI Sky Replacement feature which is 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.

Meta’s Cold Weather Photography Tips – Winter Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques

Winter Photography Tips – Shooting Snow Landscape Photography Tips

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 – 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 Camera Protected from the Elements – 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 Cameras in a large protective zip-lock bag, with a couple of Silica Gel Packs, to help absorb any moisture. Allow your Camera warm up to room temperature before removing it from the protective bag.

• Use a Slik Pro 700DX Tripod – Shooting Long Exposures with a ND Filter and bracketed shots can help blur out any falling snow.

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