Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes: Learn how to take captivating photos of the world around you

Look through your photo archive and you’re likely to see lots of photos of two things — people and landscapes.

Living Landscapes
Living Landscapes



But what is it about Landscape Photography we love so much?

As a Landscape Photographer you strive to capture and share the beauty of the world around you,  just as you see it through your own eyes. But there can be a big difference between a good shot and great one …

  • A good landscape photo will sit in your archive and never be seen again.
  • A great landscape photo will bring the scene back to life every time you or your friends see them.

… and it’s likely you’ve only got one chance to make it count.

Living Landscapes will help you move past the point, click and hope approach to landscape photography. You’ll learn from a pro how to capture stunning landscape photos you’ll hang on walls – not hide in albums – by mastering the three key ingredients to stunning and engaging landscape photography.

  • The craft: Understand how exposure, color, and focus can make or break a shot.
  • The tools: A shoot-more-shop-less approach to the gear a landscape photographer needs.
  • The creativity: Merge what you know (craft) what you have (tools) with your imagination to create inspiring Landscape Photos.

What You’ll Discover in this 130+ page eBook

  • How to simplify the process of making engaging and technically proficient landscape images.
  • How to overcome the unique challenges that landscape photography presents.
  • The 4 landscape fundamentals that turn bland into beautiful.
  • Workshops and guided tours of some amazing landscape images.
  • A straight forward explanation of the gear you need (it isn’t as much as you might think.)
  • Landscape specific post-processing techniques.
  • Advanced tips and techniques for specific scenarios: mountains, water, bush and forest, black and white and panoramic stitching.


Learn how to take captivating photos
Learn how to take captivating photos
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What’s in this eBook?

Table of contents

  • A word from DPS
  • About the Authors
  • Foreword
  • The nature of landscape photography
  • Landscape photography defined
  • What makes landscape photography tricky?
  • Tools of the trade
  • Do cameras matter?
  • DSLR camera systems
  • Choosing a camera body
  • Camera functions for landscape photography
  • Landscape photography lenses
  • Ultra-wide lenses (12mm – 18mm)
  • Wide angle lenses (20mm – 35mm)
  • Mid-range zooms (24mm – 70mm)
  • Normal lenses (50mm)
  • Telephoto zooms (70-30mm)
  • Super telephoto (400mm – 800mm)
  • Tripods
  • Ballheads
  • Filters
  • Flashcards
  • Caring for your camera equipment
  • The craft of landscape photography
  • Four things that matter
  • Exposure explained
  • Exposure Control
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • The exposure reciprocity triangle
  • Nailing correct exposure in-camera
  • Exposure camera settings
  • Image quality
  • Color
  • Focusing
  • Craft workshop: Autumnal Vineyard
  • Craft workshop: Lone Moeraki Boulder
  • Photographic craft summary
  • Creativity
  • Choosing great subjects
  • Great light
  • Composition
  • Dynamic landscape images
  • Static landscape composition
  • Creative field tutorial
  • Post-Production
  • The ‘morals’ of digital image enhancement
  • Photoshop’s dirty little secret
  • Landscape photography post-production
  • Four things that matter
  • Exposure
  • Color
  • Contrast
  • Output quality settings
  •  Cathedral Cave, Coromandel NZ
  •  Bypass Road, Ranfuri NZ
  • Paddock, Moeraki NZ
  • Specialist landscape advice
  • Photographing sunsets and sunrises
  • mountains
  • water
  •  bush and forest
  •  in black and white
  •  panoramic images
  • Go forth and create
  • Stay in touch with dPS




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