Top 5 Landscape Tips

Hyperfocal Distance

For any lens & lens aperture, there’s a magic distance setting where the depth of field setting stretches all the way to infinity and as close to the camera as possible. There’s a hyperfocal calculator on this web site:

How To Blur Skies & Water

Those beautiful silky effects you see in fine art landscapes are created with long exposures of many seconds. If the light is too bright, you can use a 10-stop ND filter – or just wait until dusk!

White Balance Tips

Auto white balance is good at correcting colour casts, but it’s not such a good idea for landscapes, where the colour of the light is often a big part of the picture. Instead, use a white balance preset like “Daylight” to capture the colours as they are.

Perfect Panoramas

If the scene is too wide for your lens, shoot a panorama instead. First, fix the exposure and focus settings so that they stay the same, then take a series of overlapping pictures and stitch them together in Photoshop.

Use Your Zoom

It’s tempting to shoot every landscape as a wide-angle shot, but telephotos can work well too. They flatten the perspective and although you get less in the frame you often get a stronger sense of scale.



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