My first love in photography when I first got my trusty old Minolta SLR as a teenager was landscape photography. There’s something about getting out in nature with the challenge of capturing some of the amazing beauty that you see. Perhaps it fits with my personality type – but I loved the quietness and stillness of waiting for the perfect moment for the shot, scoping out an area for the best vantage point and then seeing the way that the light changed a scene over a few hours.
Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, the aperture is given priority to ensure the image is sharp from front to back. As for light, the window of opportunity is small, limited to the beginning and end of the day.
Landscape photography is at the same time one of the easiest and most difficult subjects to approach. It is easy because landscapes are so familiar and accessible – they are all around us, and by now most of the obvious scenic views are cataloged tourist attractions with established viewpoints. In addition, landscapes are pretty permanent; they don’t move, and so all that is necessary is to get there with a camera. Finally, for the simplest shot, there are no extreme technical difficulties.
Achieving great landscape photography is not an accident. There are some basics you need to master but it’s all pretty simple stuff. And those are the techniques that this eBook will teach you.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this eBook:
- Find out what lansdscape photography is all about
- The basics of photography and why they’re so important
- How ISO Speed, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focal Length and Depth of Field inter-relate
- A technique called Hyperfocal Focusing for maximising your photos
- The importance of filters for your camera and the best ones to use
- How and when to use Graduated, Polarizing, Neutral Density and UltraViolet filters
- The best times to take landscape photos
But that’s just basic stuff. With just that information, you’ll be able to take some stunning landscape photos. But the ebook covers some more advanced topics that will help you make the most of the photographs you do take.
- Reasons why you should go digital if you’re still using film
- 16 simple tips that will improve your results
- Tips especially for those travelling or going on vacation
- Tips especially for those using digital cameras
- How to take panoramic photos – it’s easier than you might think!
- Learn about Black & Whilte photography and how to convert color to black & white
- Learn how to photograph the aurora and achieve stunning photos
Here are a few things that will inspire you to widen your horizons where your landscape photography is concerned:
- Dressing for the occassion
- Using RAW vs JPG files (for digital photographers)
- How light is all-important
- Going further afield to other locations
- Things you need to be aware of if using a digital camera
- Answers to some frequently asked questions
- How to go about selling those photos you’re now so proud of!
The free download of Science of Great Landscape Photography is a 216-page ebook in PDF format that educates you on the nuts and bolts of basic photography and provides sink-your-teeth-into-it information on how to take stunning landscape photographs. And the price…