Helpful Tips for Getting Sharp Landscape Photos With a Telephoto Lens

When you think of landscape photography, you probably think of using a wide angle lens, but a telephoto lens can be an equally effective tool. Nonetheless, it comes with its own set of challenges. One such aspect is the increased difficulty in getting sharp shots. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to use a telephoto lens for landscape photography and give you some useful tips for getting sharp photos when doing so. 

Coming to you from Dave Morrow, this awesome video discusses some ways to get sharper landscape images when using a telephoto lens. If you have not used a telephoto lens for such photos before, it is well worth tossing one in your bag the next time you head out. They are perfect for simplifying an overly busy or complex scene by allowing you to pick off just a single interesting element. You can also leverage that telephoto compression to add a bit more drama to a scene. Beyond that, we're so used to seeing wide angle landscape shots that a telephoto shot can be a bit more eye-catching just by virtue of its uniqueness. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morrow. 

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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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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