Landscape Photography

by Rachel Leathe ·Posted 11/02/2023
If renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams were alive today, he would surely be astounded at the variety of cameras available. When compared to his hulking 8x10 view camera, today’s cameras look like child’s play. He would also be flabbergasted at the image quality these little devices produce. In 2023, we have a bottomless well of cameras from which to choose. To help narrow down your options, we’ve compiled a handful of cameras that are at the top of their class this year, in terms of landscape photography. Sony a7R V and Sony a7CR The
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 11/14/2023
Many budding sports and wildlife photographers dream of larger and larger lenses that get them closer to the action while letting in more light—allowing blazing-fast, action-freezing shutter speeds that capture priceless moments on the field or out in the field. But, with long lenses comes the increased chance of camera shake due to the extreme focal lengths. How do we combat physics here? Well, if you are entering the world of the
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/18/2023
The ubiquitous shoulder-mounted camera bag is a fantastic camera carrying solution for almost any type of photography—except when it comes to wildlife and nature photography. If you are hiking far from civilization and deep into nature—be it a forest, tundra, mountains, desert, or jungle—you’ll likely bring a dedicated hiking backpack. Luckily for nature photographers, camera bag manufacturers and manufacturers of traditional hiking packs have created
0 Views ·Posted 10/13/2023
In this video, landscape photographer Sapna Reddy teaches you how to create strong visual stories in your nature images. 0:00 - Introduction 0:18 - Seek Originality 0:42 - Recognize the "Decisive Moment" 1:07 - Avoid Distractions 1:35 - Pre-visualize and Prepare 1:57 - Carve Out the Visual Pathway 2:28 - More from Reddy Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Rachel Leathe ·Posted 10/30/2023
What makes a good landscape camera? Is it the megapixel count? Sensor size? Ergonomics? This article will help you develop a personal metric for finding your ideal camera to capture everything from stunning mountain ranges to star-strewn night skies. We'll help you wade through all the technical mumbo jumbo to figure out what specs really matter for the type of landscapes you want to photograph. Megapixels It doesn't get much more basic than megapixels. They're like the atoms of photography. But just how many do you need exactly? The age-old
by Rachel Leathe ·Posted 09/28/2023
No matter what adventure you’re planning, finding the perfect pack is the first step. You don’t want to be ten miles deep in the backcountry, realizing that your bag lacks weather coating, or that the shoulder straps you thought were sufficiently padded now feel like a taut seatbelt. Before you run out and buy your first bag, you’ll need to think deeply about what kinds of pictures you will be taking. Are you more interested in trail hiking or ski touring? Will you be bringing telephoto lenses to photograph wildlife, or will you be taking
0 Views ·Posted 09/21/2023
At Sony Kando this year, we tested the new Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens for landscape photography. Landscape photographers will appreciate this wide-angle zoom’s features, such as better sharpness at the corners, an 8.6" minimum focus distance, and an overall smaller form factor. 0:00 - Introduction 0:27 - Features 2:04 - Design 2:33 - Final Thoughts What will you be photographing with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II Lens? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 08/15/2023
Landscape photographer Imma Barrera attended an artist’s residency at Glacier National Park. The residency focused on astrophotography—in particular, capturing the Milky Way—and wildlife photography. In this video, Barrera shares which areas of the park are the best to visit so you can capture the most beautiful images. 0:00 - Introduction 2:26 - Barrera's background 6:26 - "Under the Night Sky"—Glacier National Park 21:05 - Astrophotography 31:19 - Landscapes 42:20 - Wildlife 49:12 - Q&A Getting the itch to visit Glacier National Park
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/10/2023
Landscape photography is an unpredictable experience. Unlike certain genres of indoor photography, which take place in safer, more controlled environments, landscape photography is shot outdoors, where you are at the mercy of the elements. To prepare yourself and help keep you (and your gear) safe, we've put together this list of
0 Views ·Posted 07/18/2023
Composition can be a powerful tool for storytelling. Jess Santos tells her stories through landscape photography and, in this video, she shows you the tools to help you craft your own. 0:00 - Introduction 1:16 - Finding and Translating the Story 6:40 - Tools to Tell the Story 16:27 - How the Sky Interacts with the Foreground 20:41 - How Light Affects Color 22:28 - How the Milky Way Interacts with the Foreground 26:56 - Techniques & Elements Used to Tell the Story 47:58 - Ideas to Spark Inspiration 52:39 - "Creativity is not learned, but
0 Views ·Posted 07/08/2023
If you're a beginner photographer who would to increase your skill levels, Sony Ambassador Mahesh Thapa offers 10 essential tips that will improve your photography game! In this video, you’ll learn to compose photos, get tack-sharp images, and other helpful techniques. While Thapa’s tips can be applied to any genre of photography, nature and landscape photographers will get the most out of this webinar. 0:00 - Introduction 0:47 - Disclosures 3:00 - In this Seminar 3:52 - Composition Tips 18:36 - Tips for Camera Settings 25:03 - Accessories 35
0 Views ·Posted 07/10/2023
Matt Zefi is on location in Zion National Park to teach you how to photograph bodies of water. Watch this B&H video and learn how to compose a photo and get some recommendations for the gear and settings you’ll need when photographing moving water. 0:00 - In This Video 0:32 - Finding Your Composition 1:59 - Gear 3:51 - Settings 5:56 – Zefi’s Images 6:18 - Final Thoughts Are you a pro at capturing moving water? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/26/2023
What is the best lens for landscape photography? The answer is that any camera lens can and will be the perfect lens for capturing a landscape, depending on your viewpoint and the subject. But if a landscape photographer is heading out into the world with a single lens, betting money says they will go with a wide-angle zoom or prime lens affixed to their camera. Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Let’s look at the most
0 Views ·Posted 06/24/2023
Although a telephoto isn’t your typical lens for landscapes, it can create a more intimate feel for your viewer and lets you share overlooked parts of nature. In this webinar, photographer and Sony Alpha Collective Member Autumn Schrock shares her tips and tricks for capturing landscapes you love in a new way. 0:00 - Introduction 0:48 - Why Telephoto Lenses? 4:52 - Which Focal Lengths Are Considered Telephoto? 6:14 - Gear 16:00 - General Settings 18:47 - 5 Reasons to Use Telephoto Lenses 54:12 - More Advice 57:03 - Q&A 1:09:09 - Final
0 Views ·Posted 06/13/2023
Packing for a landscape photography trip can be stressful. Thankfully, Autumn Schrock is here to help you figure it all out. She explains what you should consider when planning a photo shoot and how to choose your gear and clothing accordingly. 0:00 - Introduction 2:52 - Questions for Preparing 14:26 - Packing List 42:20 - Camera Bags and How Schrock Packs Her Backpack 52:40 - More from Schrock 54:22 - Q&A 1:07:08 - Final Thoughts Ready to set out on your own trip to capture beautiful landscapes? Let us know what you’ll pack in the