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Questions tagged [landscape]

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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Why am I getting a small black patch when I take photos?

I am getting this black spot at the same place every time I am taking a photo. I am looking for an explanation of the issue and a solution to remove the patch. I am a beginner and if needed I can ...
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How to reduce haze while photographing lost distance mountains? [duplicate]

When I go hiking I noticed that sometimes the photos have a noticeable amount of haze, especially when photographing long distance mountains. I think this is a natural phenomenon due to air ...
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Which one is better for landscape on a Canon crop-sensor body: Rokinon 14mm/2.8 or Canon 10-18?

I am using a Canon 600D with a 50mm lens. I want to buy a wide angle lens for around 300$. After searching, I found the Rokinon 14mm and the EF-S 10-18mm are in this price range. Both lenses have some ...
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Entry Level for landscapes: Canon 200D or 1300D + another lens

I'm thinking about buying a camera, I want to bring it with my while hiking/camping to photograph nice landscapes (mostly) since my phone camera does not satisfy me anymore. I was thinking DSLR ...
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ISO to shoot very very dark object with a tripod [duplicate]

I want to take a picture of a (almost) pitch black landscape at night. Like a mountain or trees at night. The object will not be moving and I will have a tripod. I am not sure what is the best way to ...
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When looking at cloud cover predictions for landscape photography, should I select my location or that of the distant mountains?

I am photographing mountains 50 miles away. If I want predict cloud cover — I'm looking for low clouds for sunrise — which location should I choose? Should I choose where I am standing, or the cloud ...
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How do I choose between an ultrawide zoom or the kit zoom as a beginner interested in architecture and landscape?

I have a Fujifilm XT-20 mirrorless with a pancake lens (XF 27mm F/2.8). I am interested in taking photo of architecture and landscape. Currently I am thinking of buying one of these two lenses: XF ...
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Difference between 18-140 mm and 10-20 mm wide angle lens?

I am a beginner in photography. I own a Nikon D5300. I have a kit lens which is Nikkor 18-140mm F/3.5-5.6 G ED VR Zoom Lens which I got along with the body. I am planning to buy a Nikkor AF-P DX 10-...
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What is a tracked and un-tracked image? I can't find anything about it.

I've been trying to figure out from seeing an Instagram photo where the guy made a long exposure shot combining the stars and the crashing waves into one and I can't understand how he did it. He said ...
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Techniques for shooting large format from a plane?

I haven't been able to imagine a good system for a small prop plane if the camera has a bellows and you need a slower shutter speed. (Imagine a 4x5). I think I could rig up a harness system and keep ...
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Best focal length for Micro 4/3 camera for a shoot of gardens and garden features?

I am mainly a web developer but now have become also a sort of a semi-pro photographer as well - shooting only portraits on my micro 4/3 system with only one lens - a beautiful Leica 25mm. I have a ...
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Which lens is recommendable for landscape astro photos with Sony A7Riii? [duplicate]

The new Sony A7R III has a 42 megapixel sensor and both a really good resolution and overall photo quality. But it is also challenging the lenses. So far, there is only one ultra-wide angle lens for ...
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How can I take advantage of the transparency of water in a landscape photo? [duplicate]

I would like to take a better picture of that fjord where water is crystal-clear. The idea would be to include immersed stuffs in the foreground (whether ice or stones, algae...) and mountains in the ...
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Canon 80D or Nikon D7500 for travel photography [closed]

I have a trip coming up, which will involve me shooting landscapes and portraits, so I'd bring a superzoom and a portrait lens) I have a Canon 80D (with a Sigma 18-250mm and a 50mm f1.8) and a Nikon ...
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How can a smartphone take pictures of a landscape with everything in focus?

After the announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 with the new camera that changes aperture, I caught myself wondering: if smartphones have such a wide aperture (f/2.8, f/2.2, etc), how are ...
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How to convey a sense of depth & distance in a landscape?

I've noticed that some photos of landscapes make me feel the depth and immersion, don't know how to describe it, just the true feeling that the photo isn't really flat. Other photos rather look ...
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Is there a way to predict haze for a given region/day?

I take landscapes. This fall and early winter I've been noticing haze is fairly common. It doesn't take much to ruin distant subjects, like mountain peaks, here in my home state of Colorado. Most ...
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Where to get started with landscape photography? What cameras and lenses to start with? [duplicate]

I am a frequent of backpacking and hiking ventures, and find myself browsing landscape photography romantically on a regular basis. I figure i might as well give landscape photography a shot, but I am ...
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How to get the definition on these trees?

I was wondering how one would go about getting the kind of definition in the trees you see in this photo from the Apple App Store, using a DSLR and Lightroom / Photoshop? It looks almost unnatural but ...
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Cheap DSLR Travel Tripod Recommendation [closed]

So unlike other SE sites I realised you can ask for equipment recommendations here so here it goes: I need a tripod for one-month backpacking in Southern Africa in summer - both mountains and ...
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Where was this photo taken? [closed]

Got this when logging in to my PC this evening, appears to be one heck of a ski resort, just not sure where (I'm guessing France?)
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How can I get settings right on my new DSLR for twilight moonsets and moonrises? [duplicate]

I recently got my first DSLR, and am trying to learn the best approach settings-wise for a specific type of photo, namely twilight moonsets and moonrises. The camera is a Nikon D5600 which came with ...
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use of nd filter in long exposure(in hours) film photography

do i really need a 10 stop nd filter if I want to do long exposure film photography like for 1 to 4 hour in the pitch dark how can one decide if he needs a nd filter or not in various situations ...
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Automatic identification of lucky images for landscape photography

I recently did a trial run for a project to photograph a certain rock climbing area from a variety of directions. I took shots at a couple of different times of day from the same spot, tried different ...
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Choosing an aperture for long-distance landscape photography

I'm working on a project to make some photographs of a certain rock climbing area. The cliff face is tall and located in a mountainous area, so in order to get reasonable perspectives, I need to hike ...
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Best lens for landscape photography on a crop-sensor body (APS-C) [duplicate]

Recently I've been studying Elia Locardi's work and I've noticed he shoots on a Nikon D810 (full frame) with a 14-24mm lens. Even though 14mm is really wide especially on a full frame body, it doesn't ...
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What is the legality of selling prints of “private land” in the UK?

I have recently decided to try and sell my photographs as prints in mounts. I have seen on the National Trust website that selling images of their locations is not allowed with out a permit, which is ...
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What adjustments can make this landscape look better?

I took some landscape photos recently with the intent of making a wide panoramic photo from the results. I used Microsoft's Image Composite Editor software to stitch my shots together and was pretty ...
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How do I find good photography locations around Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire?

I'm looking for some photography locations in Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire for landscape and nature. Are there any helpful tools or techniques for locating and researching photography sites before ...
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Is landscape photography mostly associated with visual beauty?

After seeing landscape images from Flickr, Instagram, etc, seems like most people associate landscape with visual beauty (ray of light, long exposure water, highly saturated sky, misty fog, golden ...
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Visiting Iceland, photographic equipment review what do I need to replace?

I'm visiting Iceland on a photography tour in September. I'm reviewing my camera gear and wondering if I need any additional equipment, or replace some of my existing gear. I'm shooting with the ...
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Shooting large tree from a distance: resolution/details issue

Recently I take a shot of a big tree and encountered some issues with the image resolution. Here is the image after postprocessing: To make scale clear (how tall the tree is and how far I stand from ...
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What gear to take for summer in Switzerland [closed]

I am going for 3 months to Switzerland. All weekends free, so I want to spend it on sightseeing, photography and hiking. I do not know what gear to take. I currently have: Nikon D7200 Nikon 35mm f/1....
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What are the different use cases for medium- and hard-transition graduated ND filters?

I already own a Lee Little Stopper for the 100mm System and I am extremely happy about Lee's quality. I am planning to buy one or two graduated filters (0.6 and 0.9), but I am not sure whether to opt ...
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How to increase the dynamic range for a landscape photo without post-processing?

I like to take landscape photographs, during the golden hour. I always try to get high dynamic range so as to get the foreground and background proportionally highlighted, but I fail miserably (I use ...
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How to let sunrays be a point of interest in a landscape photograph?

I find this photo to be uninteresting because of the lack of a point of interest since I am not able to consider sunrays as point of interest here. I was told by the photographer that he intended to ...
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Best Lightroom Presets for muted colors look in Landscape photography

I am looking for some neat Lightroom Presets for landscape photography. I tried to achive a muted colors look myself, but my photos started to look a bit weird... Here are some examples of what I'm ...
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Best Lenses for Nikon D810? [closed]

I just bought a D810, and I would greatly appreciate lens recommendations. I will primarily use it for landscape, wildlife, and occasionally portraits. However my priority at the time would be ...
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How do I interpret weather forecasting data for landscape photography?

In order to have better planning for my landscape photography, I'd like to better understand weather forecasting data. I already know some things like: A cloud coverage between 30 and 70% is the ...
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How can I mitigate edge halo when darkening skies in post-processing?

I process all my photos to black and white. Although I use a polariser where possible, I often find myself wanting to drop the luminance of the sky further which I do using a Black and White ...
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I have a Nikon D5100. What lenses would be good for landscape and night photography? [closed]

I am fairly new to photography. My family and I will be going on a trip around Australia in July and I wanted some advice on what lenses to use for landscape photography and night photography. My ...
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Why do i have vignette around my photos? [closed]

I have recently purchased a Nikon 18-105mm VR lens for my D3300. I took photos with it today and there are dark patches in the corner of each photograph. I was not using any filters or a lens hood. ...
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Will a mid-range wide-angle lens open up creative possibilities for landscape, when I already have a kit zoom?

I am still new and finding interest in landscape photography. I have a Nikon D90 with the 18-105mm kit lens. I have been playing with it for some time. My question is: will any mid-range wide angle ...
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How can I get infinity focus, both including the moon and a tree in the foreground?

I'm trying to take photos of the moon with other objects in the foreground but I can't seem to get both in focus. How far do I have to be from the tree to have pan focus (foreground and background in ...
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Why do mountains look so much smaller in a photograph?

I was recently at Yosemite National Park, and every time (been there many times) I am in awe of El Capitan's sheer size; however, when I take a picture of the mountain it always looks so unimpressive. ...
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What specs should I look at to determine if a wide angle lens is versatile for landscapes? [closed]

I'm looking for a wide angle lens for general landscape photography. I am not particularly interested in panoramics. I wonder what specs to look at to determine which lens will be the most versatile. ...
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Does a variable ND filter work on a wide angle lens? [duplicate]

I'm looking into filter systems and don't know whether I should get a filter kit with multiple filters or a variable filter.I've had bad experiences with a CPL filter on my wide angle lens and I'm not ...
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Sunrise Effect on mountains

Taking picture of the sunrise.. What is the effect called that the sunrise has on sections of the mountain range to disappear.
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What do I look for in a “real” camera for landscape photography as a beginner? [duplicate]

I would love to get into photography, but I have no clue about cameras whatsoever. All the pictures that I currently shoot are made with my Google Pixel, which definitely takes nice images. But I want ...