LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY IS SIMPLE

News, tips, tutorials and short essays on landscape photography

“Landscape Photography is Simple” is the title of one my presentations, which I give regularly to camera clubs and photographic societies. In the talk I focus on the creative, or aesthetic side of landscape photography. Like lighting, composition and timing. In this space, however, I’m tackling all aspects, including technical details, equipment, preparation and planning, and more. In a nutshell, it’s about how I do what I do, and why I do it.

I honestly believe that landscape photography is indeed simple. And perhaps deceptively so, as often it’s not easy at the same time… I trust you’ll find my insights useful, and feel free to share your thoughts or suggestions for future articles.

Case study: a telephoto landscape from conception to editing The image above is relatively old, taken one evening in early June of 2010. But I still quite vividly remember the outing, the decisions I made, and the hurdles I had to overcome. And I’d like …
Knowing where to focus in landscape photography is important, and it seems to be an issue that many beginning, or even intermediate, photographers struggle with. We usually want everything in our scene to appear sharp, and depth of field is a finite resource, which needs …
Why worry about contrast? If you’ve been taking photos for any length of time, you will have noticed that sometimes the camera fails to properly capture contrast in your scenes. Or in other words, sometimes the picture looks more contrasty than the scene did to …
Case study: a seascape from idea to postproduction Everyone has a preferred way of learning. If you like learning by example and analysis of others’ work, and you feel you can improve your seascapes, then read on. As I shall explain in detail how I …
What camera settings to use for landscape photography I’ve compiled a simple list of essential camera settings that I use in my landscape photography on a regular basis. But if you’re anything like me and you like to know not only what, but also why …
Technically almost everything we see, and our cameras capture, is reflected light. Unless we happen to be looking straight into a light source. So I am referring to something more specific in the “magic of reflected light”. Perhaps you could call it secondary reflected light… …