How to Choose a Focal Point for Your Landscape Composition

When it comes to landscape photography we should consider exactly what we want the viewer to focus on and where. This sounds very…obvious. But how do we do so? There’s a certain amount of nuance that photographers don’t always take to heart when looking at a scene. So let’s explore some of these methods below so you can pick your favorite at any time.

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How to Take Beautiful Photos in the Forest

Forests are an integral part of many landscapes. While they can often accent the mountains of a landscape photo they are also excellent places to create landscape photographs centered around the trees themselves. It only takes some minor adjustments in thinking over traditional landscape photography. So how do we capture stunning forest landscape images?

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Interview with Landscape Photographer Destin Sparks

Destin Sparks is an award-winning landscape photographer based in Queensland, Australia. Destin first got started with photography in 2009, and now he’s leading photography tours in Australia and New Zealand. In Destin’s portfolio you’ll find many amazing panoramic images. I recently had the opportunity to interview Destin about his work, and you’ll find his responses to my questions below. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy the sampling of his photography that is featured in the interview.

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Panama is More Than a Canal: Beautiful Wildlife and Landscape Photos from Panama

Walking along this trail one thing becomes clear, we’ve been away from the tropics for way too long. Heliconias, red and yellow glow in a sea of green. Sweat runs in rivulets down my face, heat and humidity, the necessary ingredients for this untamed mass of life, hard to handle after years spent in Colorado. Howler Monkeys roar and howl from mid‑level in the trees overhead, a misty rain drifts through the canopy, makes my shirt even wetter but doesn’t cool. Surrounded by an almost unbelievable diversity of life, plant, animal and insect make a dreamscape for a photographer.

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Guide to Photographing Dry Tortugas National Park

Although Dry Tortugas may not be the first national park that comes to mind, it is definitely one of the most unique. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, about 70 miles west of Key West, Dry Tortugas is known for amazing sea life, beautiful birds, pristine coral reefs, and crystal blue waters. Fort Jefferson is the main attraction of this 100-square mile park, which also includes the seven Dry Tortugas islands.

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Tips for Better Urban Landscape Photography

Urban scenes aren’t always considered landscape photos, but they certainly count. From bustling big cities to sleepy small communities, urban landscapes are a subset of landscape photography well worth exploring. So what do we need to consider when making art in the human jungle?

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Interview with Landscape Photographer Joshua Snow

Joshua Snow is a landscape photographer, originally from upstate New York but now based in Moab, Utah. Joshua should serve as really great motivation and inspiration. He got started with photography in 2012 and just recently left his full-time job to make photography his career. Now he’s leading photography workshops in many great location (see more about his workshops on his website). He’s a perfect example of what is possible. Enjoy the interview.

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How to Capture Beautiful Skies in Your Landscape Photos

The sky is a critical element to many landscape images. Sometimes photographers don’t think too much of it and focus more on flashier subjects like mountains, lakes, and forests. The sky is not only an enhancement but can be the main event unto itself. So what do we need to really capture great photographs that include the sky?

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