Trio of Tips for Landscape Photography

Do you love landscape photography, as I do? Here are three quick tips for getting the best in-camera image, illustrated with an image I took in remote China.

1) Set your focus. Just because you have an autofocus camera, that does not mean that your camera knows where you will focus. For maximum depth of field, set the focus 1/3 into the scene – and set a small aperture (f/16 or f/22) and use a wide-angle lens (the wider the lens the more depth-of-field at the same aperture and same camera to subject distance).

2) Cut the clutter. Sweeping landscape photographs need a main subject (s) that draws the viewer’s attention into the scene. The main subjects in this photograph are the village in the middle of the frame and the river that runs around the village.

3) Use a polarizing filter. A polarizing filter can reduce glare on water and foliage. It can also make white clouds appear brighter against a blue sky. A polarizing filter can also make a photograph look sharper by reducing the effect of atmospheric haze. And speaking of haze, the DeHaze filer in Photograph and Camera Raw does a good job of reducing the effect of haze, making the sky and parts of an image, appear sharper.

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