Choosing Camera Settings and Compositions in Landscape Photography

Composition and camera settings reign above all in landscape photography, and a good image is made in the choices you make at that stage. This fantastic video tutorial follows a seasoned landscape photographer as he visits four different locations and discusses the light, his composition, lens choices, settings, and more that lead to his final images.

Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this awesome video tutorial follows him as he shoots a few different locations and discusses his choice of lens, camera settings, the thought process behind his compositions, and more. One thing I have always loved about landscape photography is how one scene can yield so many different images simply by varying the most fundamental photographic parameters. One thing to remember is that you do not always have to default to using a wide angle lens in landscape work; in fact, a telephoto lens can be a great way to isolate an interesting element, simplify a busy frame, or make a more abstract photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen.

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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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