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The official blog of RichPointofView is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography related. Original articles showcasing the behind the scenes of various photography styles. Richard is a photography enthusiast and entrepreneur based in Harlem, NY.

30 Stunning Adventure and Landscape Photography Examples

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Landscape photography is one of the more iconic styles of photography. Sweeping views of stunning vistas are what this style is all about. Fortunately, with the right gear and a bit of practice, anyone can immortalize a landscape in digital film.

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Wide angle lenses are essential

You can get away with a decent photograph with most lenses as long as you’re in the right location to make up for the focal length you have to work with. In reality, the best lenses for landscape photographs are undoubtedly wide angle lenses.

Wide angle lenses are exactly as they sound. They provide a much wider field of view compared to other lenses. Generally speaking, any lens with a focal length of 35mm or less can be considered a wide angle lens. In my opinion you should really want to be working with focal lengths of 20mm or less to get a beautifully wide sweeping view of my scene.

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Tripod

You should be using a tripod most of the time while shooting landscape photography. A tripod gives you more freedom in choosing narrower apertures, which reduce the amount of light entering the camera. By narrowing your aperture, you’re able to increase the depth of field. Depth of field is how much of a scene is in sharp focus. And when shooting landscapes, generally you want the entire scene to be in focus.

Because of narrowed my aperture, you’re letting less light into the camera. As a result, use slower shutter speeds. This becomes especially noticeable when shooting in low-light landscapes like a forest or sunset. But if you use a slow shutter speed in dim lighting, chances are it will end up with blur from your own body and hand motions. Therefore, use a tripod to maximize image sharpness.

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Timing for a given scene

Lastly, you want to think about the time of day you’re going to shoot. The Golden Hour is one of the most popular times to shoot landscape photography.

The diffused light from the sun softens harsh shadows and creates an excellent fill light. It’s easy to calculate the local Golden Hour with this handy Twilight tool. The Blue Hour is similar, only it’s the first hour after the sun has set. You can use this tool to be in place for precisely the ambiance you’re trying to create in landscape photography.

Lovers of the ocean should also consider whether the tide will be low or high so they get the photo they wish. Fortunately, there’s a great app for your smart device that can do just that. The Tides Near Me app for Androidor iOS will give you the precise times for local tides.

Conclusion

When shooting landscapes, the location is going to be your prime consideration. But from there, you have all sorts of influences that can make or break the photo you wish to take. Armed with the right tools and digital aids, you can get the most out of any scene.

Hopefully, you’ll take the time to get to know these tools, too. Happy shooting! Below, you’ll find inspirational landscape photographs to think about for your next adventure!

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