Tim Shields wins gold in prestigious photo contest!

I am incredibly honored to receive the gold award for the International Image Challenge hosted by Master Photographers International. I took this photo of a running grizzly bear in the Chilcotin region of British Columbia. It was an incredible feeling to see a massive grizzly running in my direction and I was able to freeze […]

Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Mesa Arch at Golden Hour

Many new photographers stress over using the right camera settings for landscape photography. While I can’t tell you the exact settings, there are some simple rules to follow that will make the whole process intuitive. So what settings should you consider using when shooting landscape photos? The best landscape photographs are usually taken in raw […]

Camera Accessories for Landscape Photography

Photography accessories Sometimes the devices that help the most with your photography come in small packages. After you’ve bought your camera and lens, there are always so many more little devices that can make your life so much easier. Here is a list of the top 25 camera accessories that I use all the time […]

How to clean polarizing and neutral density filters

The first question I asked when I took my neutral density filters out into the field was ‘how do I clean these things?’ Keeping these clean is a nightmare — the coatings are sensitive, and yet seem to pick up every small piece of dust and oil that get anywhere near it. So let’s go […]

Golden Hour Photography — 7 Ways To Create Photos Worth Their Weight In Gold

You don’t need lighting equipment that costs thousands of dollars for the perfect shot when nature provides the best lighting. Some people are convinced that the middle of the day is the magic hour for photography, but the blazing afternoon sun brings with it unwanted shadows and bright, overwhelmingly harsh light. On the other hand, […]

5 Landscape Photography Tips That Dramatically Improved my Photos

I took almost 30 years to go from someone who ‘was good at taking photos’ to becoming a professional landscape photographer. For most of that time, I was taking photographs on autopilot. I traveled to some incredible locations while on vacation, and was trying to come home with the kinds of photographs that would make […]

How to Choose the Best Tripod for Landscape Photography

A photographer with his tripod overtop the city.

Tripods are not as simple as they seem. There are a surprising number of versions, materials, and functions that they serve, at all price points. A good tripod is your best friend for landscape photography because it’ll allow you to take photos that would otherwise be impossible. The main use is to get a long […]

Does sensor size matter for landscape photography?

One of the biggest questions that new photographers ask when they’re purchasing a new camera is if they should spend the extra money and get a full-frame camera. It’s a reasonable question, especially when the vast majority of professional photographers are using full-frame cameras like the Nikon D850, Canon 5D Mk IV, and other similar […]

10 Features Every Camera Bag Needs to Have

Camera bags feel like a constantly revolving door in my house. Over the years, I’ve been through many more camera bags than I ever intended. And it’s something that happens to everyone — as the amount of gear you have changed, you’ll always find yourself in need of more space or different features. So, you’re […]

How to choose the right camera lens focal length for your composition

One of the first lessons landscape photographers need to learn is how to choose the right lens for the job. Every lens focal length has its own time to shine, and it’s not just about how much of the scene it captures. The best focal length is the one that best isolates the subject, or […]

7 tips for building the perfect photography website

lding a photography website is an important step for every landscape photographer. Websites are getting more and more necessary when you want to start selling your photos. These give audiences a chance to get to know your personality and help build some trust.  Instagram is a great way to build an audience, but a website […]

Start A Landscape Photography Career in 12 steps

Starting a landscape photography career is a daunting task. I know a lot of people who are completely capable of starting something, but just don’t put their foot hard enough on the gas. It took me quite a while to go down this path myself. But ever since I started, I haven’t once looked back.  […]