Helpful Tips and Advice for Landscape Photography

It pays to take time to reflect on your work, and perhaps no time is better for that than the arrival of a new year. This fantastic video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer doing just that and offering loads of helpful tips and advice as well. 

Coming to you from Michael Shainblum, this awesome video tutorial walks viewers through various settings, techniques, and challenges he faced while creating some of his best shots of 2023. His first photograph, a spontaneous capture of Bridal Veil Falls with a rainbow at Yosemite National Park, exemplifies the magic of patience and timing in landscape photography. He emphasizes the value of waiting for the perfect moment, a lesson that's crucial for photographers who often find themselves at the mercy of nature's unpredictability. Another notable mention is a moodier scene captured under rainy conditions, demonstrating that great images can emerge even in less-than-ideal circumstances. Shainblum's experiences reinforce the idea that landscape photography is not just about capturing beauty but also about embracing and adapting to the environment's challenges.

Shainblum also explores the concept of stepping out of one's comfort zone, highlighting a photograph with coastal textures that he likens to dragons. This shift in perspective and subject matter underlines the importance of creativity and experimentation. His journey through various landscapes, from the swamps of Texas and Louisiana to the streets of New York City, showcases the diversity and adaptability required in this field. Each image tells a unique story, not just of the landscape but of the photographer's interaction with it. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!"

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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