What Are the Correct Camera Settings for Landscape Photography?

One of the best parts about landscape photography is that you can create a variety of different shots of the same scene just by varying your settings. If you are new to landscape photography, this fantastic video tutorial will show you how to choose the proper camera settings for your photos. 

Coming to you from Andrew Marr, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to choose the right camera settings for landscape images. The thing I love about landscape photography is that one scene can yield a huge range of images just by varying basic settings like shutter speed, aperture, and focal length. In fact, this is a fantastic way to really practice learning to read a scene, as experimenting with various parameters will help you build the ability to see shots before you ever pull your camera out of the bag. If you are using a wide angle lens, don't forget the importance of a foreground element, as it will help to balance out the image and lead your viewer's eye into it. 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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Steve TQP's picture

Nice article and photography, Andrew! I also like your choice of camera system (Fuji X-System), as I too, used that system prior to moving to the Nikon Z7, only because I make very large prints, and wanted to see if I'd obtain any improvement in detail rendition going to FF. As for my landscape work, I use some of the same techniques you mentioned, and sometimes employ focus stacking, when I need extreme sharp focus in near to far subjects. I find that this negates the issue of diffraction with small apertures. Thanks again for the inspiring article!

Simon Miller's picture

The best setting is F8 Be There