How to Capture Sharp Landscape Photos Handheld

When it comes to landscape photography, tripods are normally the tool of choice, but there are plenty of situations in which you might be without a tripod or when using one is too much work. That does not mean you can't get sharp photos, though, and this helpful video tutorial will give you a range of tips to show you how.

Coming to you from Andrew Marr, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to shoot sharp handheld landscape photos. Tripods are typically a tool every landscape photographer carries, but if you are anything like me, you hate the tedium involved with unpacking them, setting them up, taking the shot, tearing them down, and repacking them to move to the next location. When I am out for a hike, I just want to take a decent photo and move on. Thankfully, with the image stabilization capabilities of modern cameras and lenses and their high-ISO performance, if you employ a bit of solid technique, you often get what you need without a tripod. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Marr. 

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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6 Comments

Never Mind's picture

Use the camera IBIS and hold the camera tight and close to your body with legs in a stable position....

18minutes and free advertising just to "learn" old stuff?

Gary WWU85's picture

Don’t forget newbies use Fstoppers too.

Never Mind's picture

Yes, but newbies would have much appreciated just the 60 seconds he uses to explain that. The rest of the 17 minutes of video is used for keeping the audience watching ads, while waiting for more tips that never come.

Also, if the that's the target audience, I'd have appreciated "for beginners with long time to spend." in the title.

Stuart C's picture

I like Andrew's channel tbh, he is a pretty honest guy and well respected amongst other photographers... perhaps part of the video was just showcasing the stunning location and his experience shooting it, not everything has to be so literal as you are describing it.

Thomas Carpenter's picture

You lost me after the opening I came for tips not a travel log

Michael Kuszla's picture

Well.
I'm not into tripods as I lose versatility by adding steps and weight to my photography.
However, I can't imagine photagraphying handheld particular photography like:
- focus stacking
- long lens photography
- long exposure
- remote photography
- ...

Here, it works because of the wide lens used in a normal environment (daylight, clear shadows).
I'm curious to see the raw file to see it unprocessed, and feel the real sharpness of the image (even with the high quality of z7 and 14-30mm f4).