Landscape Photography Practice – ipadguides

MDo you still feel that we don’t have a good landscape photo yet?

Even though you have read these landscape photo tips?

Hmm, maybe the answer is that we lack practice!

Eits, why do you take landscape photos with practice? Not that landscape photo pure luck yes?

Yes, but not really. Remember luck is when opportunity meets readiness. If we are not ready (aka rarely practice) of course our photos will be very ordinary results.


I try to write here the way I usually do for landscape photography practice. Sorry if the photos are bad, I’m also just practicing hehe. But remember, Forget about the place for landscape hunting first if we want to be serious landscaper. Ok, let’s see!

1. Practice good exposure technique

Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure mode must be out of the head. There are lots of tutorials on the internet about this

Because landscape exposure is the most difficult because the light range is very large. Learn manual exposure mode so that metering doesn’t ‘run around’.

Don’t forget the Gradual ND filter or HDR technique for tough situations.

HDR photo example

2. Practice basic composition and get out of that ‘standard’ composition

The rule of thirds is very helpful. But there are times when the composition of the dead center is even better.

Pay attention to the characters from the scene and see what they want to convey and find the right composition.

After all, rules are there to be broken, right?

Dead center composition

3. Practice in the same place

No need to change locations if our photos are not good. Maybe we came at the wrong time.

For practice, use the same location but different times. For example morning, afternoon, and evening. Try training on a different day, there will be a very significant change.

As a result we will understand the color, light quality, light temperature that will have an impact on the elements in the photo.

top image in the afternoon, bottom in the morning
top image in the afternoon, bottom in the morning
dreamland beach, 4 pm and 6 pm
dreamland beach, 4 pm and 6 pm
different weather in different months
different weather in different months

I will discuss this topic more deeply in this post.

4. Practice in different seasons

Each season has a different character.

For those in Indonesia (like I’m abroad) try training in the rainy, transitional, and dry seasons.

With this we will understand the color and quality of light and the effect of changes in nature on the results of the photo. If my friend said that in Bromo every month the situation would be different.

seasons, different weather but the same place
seasons, different weather but the same place

5. Practice with different light directions

Side light, top light, back light it means the position of the sun.

Experiment with different angles of incidence of light and try to overcome them to get a good exposure.

As a result you will understand the application of filters and exposure variations that must be applied.

different light directions
different light directions

6. View a lot of references

Look on the internet a lot of examples – examples of photos. For reference take a look at the nice good photos like dioneexposure

7. Practice patience, patience, and patience

Yup, that’s right, brothers and sisters. Landscape photography is difficult because we can rarely be patient (read: lazy).

It takes extra high patience to wait for the right moment.

Do not believe ? Try opening the Michael fatali website, see in every picture there is “field notes” in the “waiting for the light”, there is a day, 2 days, a week, a month. Do you believe it? So, just be patient!

In conclusion, if you’re still sitting at your computer and reading this article, get out there looking for good photos!

Now, if the above has been done, if we go to an exotic location we will be ready and not waste the opportunity.

Photography is very easy but can also be made very difficult.

Good luck!

ps all photos copyrighted to me

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