Tag: Landscape

10 Tips for Landscape Photography

It’s a common misconception that it doesn’t take much to snap a photo of a landscape; all you have to do is find a pretty view and press the shutter button. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! Landscape photography requires finesse, timing, and great composition. The best landscape shots are often planned ahead […]

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How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to precisely make selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are multiple ways to achieve the same result. I find using channel selections to be the easiest way to manually create my masks. I realize I’m probably preaching to the choir, but […]

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4 Critical Guidelines to Great Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a favorite genre amongst many photographers, including me. And if composed and executed properly, it can give astounding results. In fact there are so many top photographers who have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to have a life of its own. Leaving aside […]

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13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams In my opinion, landscape photography is the pursuit of being in the right place at the right time. One of the keys to success for landscape photography is patience. “Painted Rainbow” captured by PictureSocial member Robert Davis Having said that, […]

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Wide-Angle Lens Tips in Landscape Photography

Settings for best results: A) Aperture Priority Mode Whenever I conduct landscape photography, I always shoot in Aperture Priority mode. Reason being I am able to shoot with more choices of appropriate f-stops and depth of field. I normally use the optimal aperture of my lens, and that is between f/8 to f/14. “Red Rock […]

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Landscape Photography: No Risk, No Reward

Photography is a visual art form, and just like any other visual art form, it’s difficult not to fall for clichés. Most photographers are guilty of standing at the exact place, at the exact time, and making the exact composition that they saw by some photographer they admire. Yosemite National Park’s Tunnel View, the Golden […]

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5 Composition Tips for Landscape Photography

So what exactly is composition in photography and why is it such a big deal? Composition is the way you intentionally arrange or put together the visual elements in an image, in and around your subject. The goal is to catch the viewer’s interest and keep it wandering around your photo. While some people have an innate ability to “see” and compose great […]

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