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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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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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Why are Curiosity Mars rover photos black and white with huge white border?

Bellow is the first actual-size photo of Mars taken from the NASA's rover "Curiosity". On the NASA's website you can see other images. Despite the fact that the planet's photos are fascinating, they ...
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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 ...
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Does fog enhance the colours during dawn and dusk?

So I was off work one day when the sun was going down, and it was foggy (but clear without much clouds) and I noticed that the setting sun coloured the entire sky with a wide range of shades of ...
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How to get this colorful look in a landscape photo?

I love the colors in this photostream on Flickr, especially this photo and this one. How can I get colors like this in my photos? Is this done with post processing? Good luck? The lighting looks like ...
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How to maximise contrast range of distant landscapes with blue haze?

Distant landscapes often appear hazy, washed-out and blue due to Rayleigh scattering. What can be done to maximise the contrast range of the exposure when photographing such scenes? For example: ...
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How can I get maximum DoF with no distance markers?

I am aware of what hyperfocal distance is and the general principles behind it. However, most of the tutorials I have seen and read regarding it make use of lenses with focus distance indicators. ...
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What is considered “sharp enough” w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?

This image was shot with a Canon 5D (the older one) with a EF24-105mm f/4L lens. The lens was set at 45mm at f/11, and the shutter speed was 1/90 of a second which was +0.5 from the meter at ISO ...
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Do vibration-resistant lenses need tripods for ultra-sharp landscapes?

Does it make sense to use vibration-resistant lenses for ultra-sharp landscapes? I mean when the F is 16, we'll have to lower the shutter speed to a great deal. So, if I use a VR lens, will I still ...
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What mm lens for distance shots?

If I am looking to take landscape and wildlife shots and some of those shots being from a decent distance what mm lens would I need? I am not sure what else I should be adding here, I am just looking ...
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If your theme is to capture the colors of the fall, what would you advise a photographer to have in mind?

If your theme is to capture the colors of the fall, what would you advise a photographer to have in mind? And to make it more specific, the photographer asking for your advice is ...
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What should I look for in a tripod for medium format landscape photography?

I've recently bought my first medium format camera (Bronica ETRs), but before I go out taking landscape pictures I'm in desperate need of a tripod that can support it. My requirements: Weight is ...
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How to shoot sharp “landscapes” with a point and shoot camera?

So, I have been told in a thread here previously that the minimum aperture (F8) on my point and shoot camera can cause diffraction and result in losing details of the subject if too many things are in ...
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What camera is very similar to the Canon G11/G12, but with greater optical zoom and shooting speed?

I will be taking wildlife and scenery photos demanding a much greater zoom than the 5X that the canon G11/G12 has. The rest of the features (except the shooting speed) are very nice as is the price ...
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How to postprocess photos with lots of blue haze?

I was in Northern Italy, and made some pictures there (with emphasis on sentimental value, not trying to do big art). Something I noticed both in real life and on the pictures is that the blue haze of ...
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How were these “Mysterious Dutch Light” photos made?

I stumbled on this photo on flickr. The complete "The mysterious Dutch light" set has a strange feeling about it. I'm not even sure if it is a photograph or painting. So my questions, what is so ...
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How can I take photographs with a large depth of field?

I was looking at some pictures by TSO Photography, and I was struck by how everything in the image seems to be sharp and in focus. I do realize that to achieve huge depth of field, you set the ...
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How to achieve even brightness in landscape photography? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I get the right exposure when parts of the scene are in the shade and others are in the sun? How to cope with high contrast? Today I went for a walk with my ...
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What are the best peak-fall landscape photography locations in the US?

I will be traveling to the US during between the last week of September and the last week of October, with landscape/nature photography being the main purpose of the trip. My tentative plans include ...
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What camera settings should be used to capture sky shots without over exposing the clouds?

I have spent some time photographing landscapes with blue sky and white clouds, but the clouds always come out overexposed. I have tried different settings and still have the same result. What should ...
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How to take a good landscape picture against the sun?

I like hiking, and usually take my DSLR with me. I often find myself in front of beautiful landscapes, with the sun really high or directly in front of me. The resulting pictures are usually pale, ie ...