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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How does Daniel Kordan achieve this perspective in his images?

I really like Daniel Kordan's images where he enlarges details in the foreground. I will show some of his work below with the corresponding sources. I wonder how these images are taken. When the ...
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What is the best shutter speed for fast-moving clouds?

I was wondering if anyone has a rule of thumb for shutter speed when shooting fast moving cloud? If you want to freeze it, that is. (I appreciate it depends how strong the wind is blowing.) I've ...
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What is causing the "bright spot" artifact in my picture?

Why is there an artifact in top edge of my picture? Camera: GH4 Lens: 20mm Lumix G 1.7 Shutter speed: 15 sec ISO 100 f/16 Is this something in my sensor? There are two black dots visible under the ...
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Why is 16:9 aspect ratio rarely used in professional photography?

Sony uses a 16:9 (1.778) aspect ratio for still photos taken from its camcorders. As a guideline, panoramic photos commonly are 3:1, which is wider, while medium format are well-known to be half that ...
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Instagram Landscape Resolution: 1200 px Width or 1080 px Width?

It seems there are different recommendations for Instagram landscape format image resolutions available out there: One say, the image should have 1080 px x 608 px (which is 1.91:1). Others say, it ...
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Are award winning landscape images edited?

I am on Flickr and 500px and also exploring award winning photographer's shots. They are beautiful, but I always wonder how much they edit their images? Can an image straight out from camera win an ...
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Is using a low F-number (wide aperture) for landscape photography a good practice?

I recently asked a question (How to increase the quality of photos taken through a DSLR?) on how to increase the sharpness of my images. One of the answers proposed that even though it is known that ...
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Landscape photography: benefit of 24-70mm F/2.8 over cheaper version

I already have a decent wide angle zoom for landscape photography and I would like to get and additional standard zoom lens. Sometimes those wide angles feel a little too wide - especially in the ...
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Fast Prime Wide lens for Landscape Photography and focal distance [duplicate]

I was evaluating the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G and saw few videos where it was mentioned that it is excellent for landscape photography. However this lens has normal focal distance of about 0.5 feet for a ...
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How present is sky replacement in professional landscape photography?

I try to become a better landscape photographer. I try to invest more in traveling to unique places than in new gear and I get a lot of good pictures but only a very small fraction of them stands out. ...
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Hyperfocal point if nothing is close to you?

I know how hyper focal distance works in theory and I got the PhotoPills app. My question is though, let's say you're overlooking Grand Canyon. You want to capture everything from the bottom of the ...
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Why are my photo's not so sharp even when using a tripod?

I took the following photos yesterday to capture the shades of sunset skies. However, I am utterly disappointed with the sharpness of the overall pictures (areas in shadows particularly very soft) and ...
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Should I turn off image stabilization when I am taking a landscape shot?

Should I turn off image stabilization when I am taking a landscape shot with a tripod? I would like to mention that I’m shootings with a Canon crop sensor, and one of the lenses listed at bottom might ...
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Canon M50 lens recommendation for landscape photography

I'm a newbie in the photographic universe and I bought a canon m50 with the 15-45mm lens. However, I would like to buy a better lens for photographing landscapes, as cheaply as possible. It's just for ...
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Need advice on buying a landscape lens

My camera is Canon 6D Mk 2 (full frame). I already have Canon 24–70 mm f/4 and Tamron 70–210 mm f/4 lenses and I'm planning to get a landscape lens in the range of 10–24 mm. I want to shoot astro ...
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How to predict good waves - ebbing

I am learning photography and particularly interested in seascapes. Looking at weather reports and trying to predict nicer sunrises and sunsets is one thing i have also been learning but i cannot ...
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upgrading 4000d kit lens to what? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about upgrading my lens. I am currently using a canon 4000d with its kit lens 18mm - 55mm, as I don't have the money at the minute to upgrade both (want to upgrade to a full frame in the ...
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Upgrading camera or lens or both for landscape? [duplicate]

When taking a landscape photo with a deep depth of view, the image is not sharp, especially the further away it is. Up close sharpness is fine but not far away. I am using the correct aperture and ...
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Why do we use smaller apertures, such as f8, for landscape photography?

In photography, it seems universally agreed that you should shoot at f8 to f11—basically an aperture before light diffraction comes into play. I've been quite confused about this for a while. Let's ...
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Distant objects not in focus

This is almost certainly my fault, not the camera. I mostly shoot landscapes with myself in the foreground via a small tripod: My former camera was a Sony A5000 and for these kinds of shots (see ...
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Zomei z669 for panoramic stitching

I would like to take wide pictures however I have only a 18mm lens. I thought instead of spending lots of money on a wide-angle lens, just to stitch into panorama with Lr/Ps afterwards. I thought to ...
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How to proper focus for sharper images?

For shooting landscape photos, what is better using manual focus or automatic focus? I seen a lot of people who focus with automatic focus then switch to manual focus, is this so the focus doesn't ...
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Why are my sunsets not turning out well?

I am interested to know why are some of my pictures turning out this way. For example if you take a look at the sunset I took below, clarity and generally image quality is fine around the sun and ...
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Settings to improve dull images

I am using Nikon D5600 with 18-55 mm kit lens. When I take photos of open fields or other landscapes, the color combination comes out dull. I compared it with Canon 1500D photos. Photos from Canon are ...
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Is there anything I can do to capture good landscape shots in bright sunlight?

Whenever I try to take a photo in bright sunlight, I usually end up with something like this: It looks somewhat acceptable, but far from what this scene would look like at sunrise or sunset. Is ...
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What is a good example for artistic ND filter applications?

Perhaps one of the most iconic uses for an ND filter is using it outside with a slow shutter speed to catch a motion blur effect -- suppose mover water (waterfall, river, creek, ect). So I'm familiar ...
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Why are landscape photos "subpar" on Canon EOS 750D with Sigma 17-50/2.8 lens?

I currently own a Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i), which I mostly use with a Sigma 17-50/2.8 and a Hoya circular polarizing filter. However, I can't help but feel disappointed when in looking at my ...
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What lens can I take to Banff for my Nikon D3300?

I currently have Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens. Which lens should I taken for Banff and is there any other lens that is recommended for ...
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Post-processing goal: three different exposures?

I took a photo yesterday on Roan Mountain, on the AT. In the foreground is an overgrown meadow. Midground is a nearby mountain, dark in contrast with the sun setting just over it. In the background, ...
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Metering on a Zenza Bronica with ND-Filter

I have recently acquired a 10-stop ND filter for my Bronica ETRS, but I have run into a problem while metering. I use the Bronica with the AE-II prism viewfinder with integrated light-meter, and so ...
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What is the preferred aperture of a lens for landscape photography?

I've noticed that the wider aperture is more expensive on lenses. Two of Canon's lenses that they categorize as Landscape can be seen here. The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III is twice the price of the EF 16-...
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Looking for advice for choosing a DSLR for landscape/night photography [duplicate]

After several years of using my Canon Rebel T3 on and off, I've decided to upgrade my camera and start actually learning photography. My main interests are in landscapes and night/astrophotography. I'...
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How to reduce blur or haze when shooting long distances? [duplicate]

I am new to photography any i am not sure what is the correct settings when shooting long distance landscapes. The photo that I took is pretty blurry/hazy. Is there any specific settings or equipment ...
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Is Canon 50mm f/1.2 with Canon EOS 80D suitable for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife photography?

I'm purchasing my first DSLR camera (Canon 80D) in a few weeks. I want to use it mostly for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife shots. I've come across the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, and wanted to know ...
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Aperature/f stops/lenses [duplicate]

I am interested in landscape photography and a common point I hear thrown around is that a higher aperture (f11-f22) is best for landscape photos. However, every blog, YouTube video and photography ...
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How to do this bleach bypass (if so) effect?

I'm an amateur photographer who loves to take landscapes shots, preferring dark colors. Recently, I saw with this series of pictures on the Another Escape Instagram page: I don't know if the images ...
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Lens for Astrophotography/Landscape in a D5500 [closed]

I just got started in photography this year, and I am looking to buy my first lens. I am mostly focused in astrophotography (meaning pictures of the night sky, not through a telescope) and landscape ...
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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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