8 essential landscape photography tutorials
12th Mar 2012 | 10:00
Tips to help improve your landscape photography
In our new series of tutorials aimed at inspiring you to get out and get shooting with your digital camera, we've also tried to encourage you to think beyond the obvious and get creative with your kit.
Perhaps nothing inspires more creativity (and criticism) than the landscape. From famous photographers like Ansel Adams up to today's HDR photographers, there has always been a healthy debate about how others choose to interpret the natural world.
We're a pretty sophisticated bunch here at TechRadar - modern in our views on art, but laissez faire towards others'. We all have different ways of seeing, and in the popular genre of landscape photography this is perhaps most evident.
Here are 8 great tutorials from our friends at Digital Camera World to help get you started.
1. Master the art of the long exposure. You might think it's a technique best reserved for night photography, but think again. Learn how a long shutter speed during daytime can remove people from your urban landscapes.
2. Go with the flow. This simple guide shows you how to take waterfall pictures, whether you want to freeze the action or convey the sense of movement.
3. A little background information. Don't let a busy backdrop ruin all your hard work. Find out how to fix a photo background and remove any distractions in post-processing.
5. Leave us in stitches. Make the most of a big, sweeping vista by shooting several frames and stitching them together to make panoramic photos.
6. Hyperfocal distance may sound like something Julie Andrews sang in Mary Poppins, but it doesn't have to be that complicated or naff. Find out how you can get sharper landscapes with 6 easy tips for calculating hyperfocal distance.
8. Going coastal. Everyone takes a camera to the beach. From the sunsets, the waves, the rocks, the big sky and more, it's like a squash of everything that's beautiful in the world. Go there with your camera. And use these 10 tips for shooting coastal landscapes to guide you.