Five Awesome Summer Landscape Photography Ideas

Summertime can be a bit tricky for landscape photographers, but that doesn't mean you can't get great shots during the warm weather. This excellent video shows you five great landscape photo ideas for summer.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this video details five great ideas for summertime landscape photography. Landscape photographers often lament the arrival of summer, as despite the nice weather, it can actually be the least visually interesting of the four seasons. That being said, that doesn't mean you can't get any shots at all. Personally, I enjoy summertime landscape photography, as I approach it a bit differently. Given the nice weather, it's a lot of fun to just pack my camera with a single lens and go for a long hike. Often, I'll make this a longer lens, like my 100mm macro. Given that summertime light can often be a bit harder and harsher for longer hours, using a longer lens to pick out more details and abstract compositions can be a great way to deal with the light. Check out the video above for Denney's awesome ideas. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Duane Klipping's picture

To complain that the sunrise is too early is a cop out. Get out of bed and go shoot early. Nobody to blame but yourself for not doing so.

sorry but no, ​your comment is just so superficial and wrong.
I can wake up at 4-5 every morning to see the sunset from my window.
yet having no public transport available to go outside the city at those time, nor having a car due to prohibitive cost to maintain one, I'm just stuck here to enjoy the same old view.
I sometimes go hiking and camping, but as well, most of the time it's forbidden to camp below certain heights (and above is too cold, snowy, dangerous), and the alternatives as hostels, in Switzerland, have prohibitive costs.

Derek Morf's picture

I wish Fstoppers would stop posting so many videos without a written synopsis of the video. I have 20 minutes to kill but due to where I'm at, I can't use headphones or play video. Would love to read about this stuff, but I guess they're too focused on making sure their contributors get views/clicks on their videos for ad revenue :(

Derek Morf's picture

...and before someone jumps on me for not just bookmarking the tab for later when I can watch the video, who wants to come home and watch several videos back to back to back, as opposed to taking what free time I have left in the day to actually go out to shoot?