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 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 […]

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.  […]

Is Sunrise or Sunset better for Landscape Photography? Here’s the difference

Golden hour is the holy time for landscape photographers. These twice-daily hours make or break images, forcing photographers to come and go sometimes 10s of times to get that perfect image. It’s a cycle that brings as much anticipation and joy to photographers as the shootout for hockey fans.  I personally believe that the joy […]

NFTs — The New Way to Sell Landscape Photos

If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, by now you may have heard of the latest Internet Blockchain craze where artists are making big money selling NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens. Recently, digital assets like this have sold at official high-end art auctions, like Christie’s, for as much as 69.3 million US. NFTs are a new way for […]

11 Tips for Mobile Phone Landscape Photography

Mobile phones are quickly becoming professional cameras. New phones on the market are starting to feature multiple focal lengths, astoundingly-high-megapixel sensors, and algorithmic photography that can blow a traditional DSLR out of the water. These every-day devices are even starting to rack up similar prices to purchasing a new camera body or pro-grade lens. The […]

12 Ways to Compose this Cabin in the Woods

On one of my recent winter photography trips, I came across a unique cabin in the middle of the mountains and I just had to compose a couple shots. It’s one of those very special scenes that you come across every now and then. Something so calm and picturesque that you can’t help but stop […]

How to Take Better Photographs While on Vacation

If you have a normal day job, it might be tough to make enough time to visit everywhere on your landscape photography list. You might only be able to get away on vacation once, or maybe twice a year. And quite often those trips are taken when you’re with at least one other person. From […]

Why your iPhone or Android phone takes better images than a DSLR

The reason many new photographers end up going back to their phones is because of the amount of work required to make a good image with digital photography. So why does it seem like mobile phones capture better images than DSLR cameras? As a general rule, mobile phones are not able to capture higher-quality images […]

10 Tried and True Desert Photography Techniques

Desert photography has many unique challenges that make it so interesting and fun. The long, vast expanses provide a unique challenge when looking for compositions in the field. As well, the heat can be incredibly challenging for many traveling from more temperate climates. But when you get it just right, sand dune photography can be […]

6 proven ways to create stunning winter landscapes

When this article is published in my part of the world, there’s only going to be another one or two months of winter left — depending on the groundhog, of course. That means it’s crunch time to get those stunning winter landscapes until they’re inaccessible. Especially come shoulder season, there are a lot more safety […]

9 ways to create sharper night photographs

Taking photographs at night is no easy task. Camera sensors require a lot of light to be able to spot the micro-contrast between elements in the frame. Without light, the sensor in your camera won’t know where to tell your camera lens where to focus, you’ll often result in dark, grainy, and out-of-focus images. In […]