16 Camera Settings You Should Change for Landscape Photography

Modern cameras come with a huge variety of customizable settings, and it is well worth taking the time to go through yours and set it up to ensure you have the best chances of coming home with the shots you want. This excellent video tutorial discusses 16 settings landscape photographers should consider changing from their defaults to get the best possible images. 

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video tutorial details 16 camera settings landscape photographer should consider changing. By far, for me, the most fundamental setting I had to change was my shutter mode, namely to a two-second timer. Because we are highly concerned with camera stabilization in landscape photography and often use long exposures, keeping the camera as motionless as possible is crucial. This means not having your hand on the camera when you press the shutter, which is what using the timer is for. Other photographers often use a remote trigger, but I have always found the timer to be plenty for my purposes. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Denney. 

If you would like to learn more about landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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4 Comments

Never Mind's picture

But but... Noise reduction is usually only applied to jpegs anyway, so why disable that

W Mitty's picture

I must respectfully disagree with you. At least on my Canon cameras, long exposure noise reduction (LENR) is applied to the RAW file. High ISO noise reduction and multiple exposure noise reduction only affect JPEG's. Mark's comment in the video is specifically for LENR.

Never Mind's picture

Strange. Indeed Fuji states that high iso nr is not applied to raw, but does not clarify the case for long exposures. I'll have to check myself experimentally.

W Mitty's picture

Trying to find the info on my Canon cameras was not straightforward. It took some digging. The only one specifically addressed in the manual was multiple exposure NR.

Would be nice if the manufacturers had a table to show which adjustments affect RAW and JPEG images.