Landscape Photography, Part 2 By Moose Peterson

1 hr 5 min

Using knowledge of light and sharpness, we compose by throwing out conventional wisdom and taking our landscape photography to a new level.

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Good composition is all about arranging elements in your image's foreground, middleground, and background
Go over some of the basics of depth of field; what works and why.
Adjusting depth of field and using a split grad filter
Think about your subject, about colors, about your exposure, think about depth of field; all before taking your shot
Capture a large range of light by compensating with multiple exposures.
Use the exposure tools on your digital camera to locate problem areas and fix them by taking and combining multiple exposures.
Combining horizontal and vertical planes to create an ultra-wide panorama
Use your photo-editing software to retouch the photo and lead the viewer's eye to everything you wanted to capture in the field
Now, back in the studio we can take our digital images and refine the pixel information using our software.
Using Photoshop to merge the shots into your ultra wide pano.
Putting together a pano shot with a fisheye lens.
Assembling an image that is composed of multiple exposures.
Thanks for following along with the course. Hope you learned a lot.
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A Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, published in over 130 magazines worldwide, author of 23 books, and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers barely covers the work and go...

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  1. Profile photo of Francesca Hughes Francesca Hughes

    Fantastic tips and tricks on this Part 2 episode of the Landscape series. Got some great notes written down especially on composition, depth of field and those blinkies! Great show!

  2. Profile photo of temper temper

    First of all thanks to Moose for putting up important knowledge in this course. The material is educative and inspiring. Especially the alternative ways of looking at the composition of landscape images. I really enjoyed that part.
    Another part, about the DOF and its influence on the final image, was in my opinion just a signalling of this huge topic and its impact on photography. If it was intentionally, then it is ok. But in my case I was expecting slightly bit more from this part: showing more techniques on how to balance the DOF and the overall composition. Also more examples how it works (or doesn’t) in a photo taken. If there will be more training materials from Moose on this topic (existing or produced in the future), I’d love to see them.

    Kind regards,
    Marcin —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of 764510 764510

    On retirement I am now free to get away from only portraits and weddings and do landscapes. One of the first questions I had is, with usable no depth of field scales on AF lenses, even the primes, how does one get that info? Moose’s depth of field segments were pretty much useless for that – although he did have some other great info. I see two choices,one use manual focus lenses from Zeiss, or use older AI Nikkors with DOF scales. The other is use a depth of field app, but how does one know distances since they are also not on the AF lens scales? It seems to me this important aspect of landscape photography was just glossed over. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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