Landscape photography is a quirky genre: you often have to get up ludicrously early, hike for miles with heavy equipment, and endure the wet and cold, and after all that, you don't even get to control the light, and you might not even come away with the shot. Why do it in the first place then?
When shooting the night sky, we are looking at points of light that don’t always resolve well with the lenses we have in our bag. Whether the lens is a top-of-the-line “L” from Canon or a third-party lens that cost 1/10th the price, they may both have issues with coma and astigmatism. Here's what you can do to fix these issues and not be stuck with an underperforming piece of glass.
Landscape photography trips can be a big time and money commitment, but if you don't do the proper planning and analysis beforehand, you can end up coming home without the shots you wanted. This great video talks about four things to do before you head out the door to give yourself a greater chance of success.
Long exposure photographs are highly popular in the landscape photography world, particularly when there's water in a shot. And while it's a great effect, sometimes, you don't want the long exposure to affect the entire image, which is where this neat technique comes into play.