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Photography which depicts natural scenery, typically where a wide view of mountains, lakes, fields, or forests is the main subject of the composition.

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Can I use a large aperture of f/2.8 while shooting landscape photography?

Can I take a picture of a wide area such as a big house at 10m, in low light, using a large aperture of say f/2.8, at a focal length of 50mm? I will have no subject between my camera and the house.
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Could skipping the 18-55mm kit lens with Rebel T3i be a foolish move, to replace it with a 50mm f/1.8? [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a canon Rebel T3i, the additional cost for including the 18-55mm kit lens is only around $50. But since I am on a tight budget, I was thinking about getting a 50mm f/1.8 instead, ...
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How do I choose a lens that does portraits, star photography and landscapes?

I'm wondering if you can help me to choose between Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle (without IS) and the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens for portraits, landscape and star photography. I ...
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Which Canon lens combination should I buy for landscape photography?

The story never gets old: I was given a Canon 500D camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. Later I was also given a Tamron AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro with Canon mount. As they ...
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What do you take on a hike as a landscape photographer?

I have a trip to the lake district national park (UK) in a few weeks. I want to know from personal experiences what kit is essential and what can be done without on a landscape trip that involves some ...
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What is “correct” exposure?

Photography has been my hobby for far too many decades - first on film; and now digital (for about seven years). I recently had occasion to use exposure bracketing seriously for the first time, when I ...
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Is there a web application that can notify you ahead of time if a certain weather forecast is predicted for a certain location?

In other words, it would be a site where you can "subscribe" to certain locations and then have the service email you if the weather forecast matches the kind of weather conditions you are looking ...
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How can I shoot interesting landscape photos without using long exposures? [closed]

At current, most of my landscape shots are tourist-like and very generic. How can I take photographs which are more interesting without using the cliché technique of long exposure landscape ...
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Is using live view for accurate manual focusing really better?

Commonly I hear of landscape photographer who rely on live view to focus now. The process I use is: Tripod mount the camera Switch lens to manual focus Enter Live View Live View zoom to maximum ...
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What post-processing basic concepts (independent of tool) should a novice learn for landscape photography

Having amassed many landscape photos (in .cr2 RAW format), I am searching for post-processing basic concepts a novice like I should learn before starting post-processing. The photos were not taken ...
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best camera between nikon 3200 and canon 600D for product photography and landscape photography? [closed]

I am about to buy either nikon 3200 or canon 600D . I will be using for mainly product photography and landscape photography . I checked both in the showroom and saw that nikon 3200 ...
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Are neutral density filters or polarizers better for a desert environment? Or another filter?

Desert environment includes actual desert, some water (yes, I said that), some (dusty) city scenes, some POSSIBLY shiny buildings and pools of water. The research on this suggests that ND polarizers ...
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How do I use Graduated Neutral Density filters?

I want to improve my photos of landscapes with high contrast (sunset/sunrise). What are good selections for GND filters and what are some techniques for using them correctly?
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How can I expose a waterfall scene correctly?

Last day, I was photographing a waterfall. It was a bright day and I was shooting around 2-3 in the afternoon. I set aperture to f/11 and took the meter reading pointing camera towards the sky. ...
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How can I take a picture of the moon as part of a night landscape?

I recently saw this scene while on vacation: What I would like is for the moon not to be completely blown out, but to also get reflections on the water. If I expose for the reflections, the moon ...
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Interesting locations to shoot in the UK Midlands

Its looking like the weather is going to be fairly decent this weekend - so i want to get out and do a bit of landscape photography. I live near Derby in the UK, and am willing to travel about 1.5 ...
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Editing or retaking my shot to maximize sharpness, image quality, and reduction of noise.

This is my image that is part of a pano I'm working on. How can I transform it to be similar to this amazing image especially when considering sharpness, noise, and the the light coming form the ...
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rotated images appear 'squashed' on digital frame

I hope I can explain this in a way that makes sense: Using a Nikon D70s I have taken photos with the camera held in the vertical (portrait) orientation -- think of taking a photo of a flagpole. When ...
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Does long exposure mean more details in landscape photos? If not, then how to take sharp landscape photos?

If I take a nature landscape photo using long exposure (tripod+shutter release), would that help me get more details in my photos? Example: (I don't have the high res version handy right now, sorry ...
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What to do about blown out skies

I'm currently trying to learn landscape photography. The biggest issue I'm currently facing is blown out skies. I take most of my photos while hiking - so I can't always use the golden hours but have ...
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Is there a very small but robust tripod?

During my trips when I do landscape photography, I often can't take my tripod. It's too big and too heavy. If the weight can be managed by buying a more expensive one, the size remains a problem. ...
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Starting out professionally in landscape / nature photography

How does one start out to become a landscape photographer as I assume the basics are to make a website, flickr, twitter accounts with a solid portfolio on them. However, how does one get assignments? ...
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How to stitch automatically panoramas of images that lack well defined elements, sharp edges?

I often take large landscape panoramas of 100+ 21MPixel images. Quite often some of the images do not contain sharp, well defined elements that can be detected by automatic control point detectors. ...
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What are the disadvantages of focus stacking?

Taking a few landscape shots and was wondering how you would make both the front and back of the photos sharper. Came across Focus Stacking but my biggest concern right now is the quality of the ...
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If landscape photography is my focus, does it make sense to use Nikon over Canon?

Lately I have switched gears and am starting to focus further on landscape photography over portraiture. In my research it has become apparent that Nikon seems to have a significant advantage in ...
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How to make a landscape photo like Stanislav Perov?

I am a beginner in photography. Could some one explain how to make this photo? There are some things that I would like to know: what camera, lens(es) (eg shall I do it on crop camera, wide ...
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Portrait to Landscape - Common Extra Space Fillers?

I have a lot of portrait photos that I would like to make landscape. They're not high-res enough to just crop out a landscape section of the photo for my purposes. What are common techniques and ...
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How does Peter Lik manage to capture the stars in such detail in the following photograph?

Here's the picture: I'm curious to know what techniques (i.e. shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc...) he uses to capture the stars so vibrantly (assuming it wasn't Photoshopped). I'm guessing it was ...
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What caused dark areas around bright light in this cityscape shot?

I know a little about cameras since doing two courses, and so I set my camera on manual setting most of the time to take shots. I took the following shot in New York of Manhattan at night. Because of ...
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Recommended filters for sunrise/ocean landscape shot

What filters I can use to shoot a ocean/sunrise landscape shot? I'll be shooting after dawn and I would like to make the water looks clear. Thanks
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how do I long expose in harsh light for a lake view?

I have this problem of long exposure in harsh light. This in a lake side where I wanted to get that silky movement of water with a stone in foreground. However, since the daylight was harsh my images ...
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How to licence out photos to postcard or gift suppliers

I am a London-based photographer and I focus on landscape & building photography. So being based in London that means I tend to focus on many of the cities landmarks and tourist attractions. I ...
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What are the most appropriate features for a wide angle lens for fishing and landscape photograhy?

I am into fishing photography and I would like to do more landscape stuff. I am considering adding a wide angle lens to my gear. What are the most important features to evaluate such a lens? Is there ...
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What hobbyist landscape lens should I get to go with my Nikon D90?

I am not a professional photographer but only enjoy it as a hobby. I have a particular interest in macro photography. I travel a lot to explore new places and most of my photography work happens to ...
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How do I take better pictures with smaller apertures and wider angles?

I've gotten pretty good at taking portraits, but that's usually when I shoot at large apertures (f/2.8 and wider). They're all taken with a 50mm f/1.4 prime and I've learned good composition at that ...
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How does a Micro 4/3 thirds system perform for Landscape Photography?

I am doing lots of landscape and outdoor photography and one of the biggest drawbacks is that I have to carry heavy dslr gear together with an already heavy backpack. So I was thinking about a ...
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What is the Black Card Technique?

I have found interested comments on 500px: Non-HDR-processed / Non-GND/ND-filtered / non-blended‚óŹ Black Card Technique and group on Flickr. Could somebody explain how to and cons and pros of this ...
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What's the difference between a wide angle lens and a landscape lens?

Question pretty much says it all. Seems like when I look around people are asking "what's the best wide angle lens for landscape?", but on sites like LensHero they categorize wide angle and landscape ...
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How do you photograph sand dunes?

In 2010 I was lucky enough to visit Death Valley. While we were there we went to the sand dunes. I took this shot Its not how I remembered the scene, It seems as if a lot of the detail has been ...
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How do you take a landscape photograph with “artistic” lens flare?

How do you shoot a landscape scene with an "artistic" lens flare? Something along the lines of this photo: I tried shooting at small apertures but I keep getting "washed out" or extremely large ...
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What can be identified as a subject in a landscape photograph comprising of things which are equally important?

From here: Does this sunrise photograph have a problem with white balance? [comment by Rob] I know this Q is not asking for image critique and although I like the image I think its lacking ...
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How can a telephoto lens take great landscape photos?

I've read in various answers on this site people mention that telephoto lens can be used quite nicely for taking landscape photos. How is this possible, as my (beginners') understanding of landscape ...
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How to boost tones preserving highlights?

I took this picture with my not so expensive camera phone. I made some post processing most of all to get vintage colors. The final result is this one The sky near the sea is blown out. This is ...
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What filters should I get for mountain landscape photography?

I'm visiting the mountains of La Plagne in France. I'm hoping to get some nice photographs of the snow covered mountains while I'm there. I'm thinking of getting some filters for to use with my Cokin ...
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What good landscape photographers shoot primarily in the Northeastern United States?

I am an amateur landscape photographer living in New York. I have been looking for some good landscape photographers who primarily shoot in the Northeast. I would like to follow their work, get ...
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Why are my photos taken at f/11 less sharp than those taken at a wider aperture?

I am new to photography. I have Fujifilm FinePix HS10 camera. Lately I was trying my hands on landscape photography. I learnt from different tutorials that setting high aperture value gets most of ...
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How does being in a polar region affect the golden and blue hours of light?

While I already know what the golden and blue hour are, I am having trouble understanding how this changes very close to the poles so that I can time an upcoming trip to Iceland. Online services give ...
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Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?

I have canon 500D with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens. I have lot of interest in landscape and Nature photography. I need to purchase some software to assist me with post-processing my photos. Which one is ...
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What's the learning curve for a tilt-shift lens?

I'm considering renting a tilt-shift (TS-E 24mm f/3.5L) lens for about a week when I travel abroad to do some photography in the middle east. What's the learning curve like on those lenses? Can I get ...
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What lenses will work best for desert landscapes?

I'm going to be travelling to the Middle East soon and was wondering what the best setup for photographing desert landscapes would be. Here's what I have: Canon 7D EF 50mm f/1.8 II EF-S ...