Composition is key.

Contrast and Content are two of the most fundamental aspects of Landscape photography, but Composition is key. Without the proper composition, pictures just wont look good, so there are some rules to this. Just remember: rules are meant to be broken. At least in photography. Composition is what turns a snapshot into a photograph. But… Continue reading Composition is key.


Content in Landscapes.

For me, there are three fundamental aspects to Landscape Photography outside the Exposure Triangle. One of them is Contrast, and the other two are Content and Composition. In other words, the three big C. This post is about Content. Content is paramount. Without content, Contrast and Composition are worthless. Content is what interests the viewer… Continue reading Content in Landscapes.

Contrast through colour.

As a landscape photographer, I always struggle with the fact that my surroundings here in the Harz are mostly green. So I usually look for something to contrast that green. Lakes, cars, houses and flowers are very good at giving me that contrast. Off course a good landscape shot doesn't need much more than itself,… Continue reading Contrast through colour.

Primal photography.

Photography is an awesome, yet somewhat expensive hobby. Luckily, there are only two things you need to get if you want to take the step and upgrade from your phone: A camera and a lens. Most of the time, camera manufactures sell their camera with a more simple lens in a kit. That would be… Continue reading Primal photography.

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens.

Usually, I use wide angle lenses for my landscape photography. To challenge my creativity, I used my telephoto lens exclusively today. And I actually enjoyed it. I own 4 lenses, 2 of them I usually use for landscape photography, those would be my 18-55mm kit lens and my 22mm pancake lens. Today though, the only… Continue reading Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens.

Golden Hour.

I love landscape photography. It's my passion. Usually, I take most of my pictures in the afternoon, because the light is nicer then. But the best, most beautiful light comes during Golden Hour. I love Golden Hour. For any of you not knowing what I'm talking about: Golden Hour is the the last hour before… Continue reading Golden Hour.

Why I don’t usually use tripods.

A lot of landscape photographers use tripods and ND or graduated filters for their photography. They usually also wait for the perfect light. I don't use my tripod that frequently. Tripods are just a hassle to set up and move around to find your composition. Off course they have their place in landscape photography, and… Continue reading Why I don’t usually use tripods.

Scale in landscapes.

I love landscape photography. Our planet is just so beautiful. But sometimes, I like to iclude things into my landscape shots for scale or subject. A good landscape doesn't need anything else but it's natural beauty. But sometimes, that isn't enough. Soemtimes, there just isn't enough bezass in the shot. In such cases, I use… Continue reading Scale in landscapes.