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.

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

The Magic of Reflected Light

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,

If you’ve ever tried to photograph a woodland, you’ll know that it’s not easy to do it justice in a still image. Woods and forests are visually busy environments. And that often makes carving meaningful compositions out of them a challenge. Moreover, if you try

I sometimes get confused looks when I ask my audiences, photography workshops guests or just friends interested in photography – do you know what “blue hour” is? I’ll try to explain what it means in this article, as it is one of my favourite lighting