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TIFFEN IMAGEMAKER GUIDE

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

TIFFEN IMAGEMAKER GUIDE

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Variable ND Filter

Quickly adjust the light with a rotating variable ND filter.

UV Protector Filter

Protect your lens against the elements.

Circular Polarizer

Control reflections and glare with our circular polarizer.

Color Grad® ND

Balance bright skies and landscapes.

Domke F-5XB
Shoulder Bag

Able to hold your camera, lenses, filters, and accessories.

Davis & Sanford Traverse
TR-553-228 Compact Tripod

A perfect travel sized tripod to start landscape photography.

Take it to the next level.
Digital HT Circular Polarizer

Control reflections and glare with our circular polarizer.

Digital HT Digital Ultra Clear

Protect your lens against the elements.

NATural Neutral
Density Filter

Award winning technology for maximum color fidelity.

PRO100 Filter Holder

Gain control over your filters with our drop in filter holder.

Complete the PRO100 Kit:
4 x 5.65 Soft Edge Graduated ND
4 x 5.65
Smoque
4 x 5.65
Black Pro-Mist ¼
Davis & Sanford Traverse
TR684C-36 Carbon Fiber

A heavier load capacity allows for more accessories and can withstand more extreme conditions.

Domke F-7 Double AF
Canvas Shoulder Bag

Able to carry more equipment like larger lenses and more filters.

Get Started.
Variable ND Filter

Quickly adjust the light with a rotating variable ND filter.

UV Protector Filter

Protect your lens against the elements.

Circular Polarizer

Control reflections and glare with our circular polarizer.

Color Grad® ND

Balance bright skies and landscapes.

Davis & Sanford Traverse
TR-553-228 Compact Tripod

A perfect travel sized tripod to start landscape photography.

Domke F-5XB
Shoulder Bag

Able to hold your camera, lenses, filters, and accessories.

Take it to the next level.
Digital HT Circular Polarizer

Control reflections and glare with our circular polarizer.

Digital HT Digital Ultra Clear Filter

Protect your lens against the elements.

NATural Neutral
Density Filter

Award winning technology for maximum color fidelity.

Domke F-7 Canvas Shoulder Bag

Able to carry more equipment like larger lenses and more filters.

PRO100 Filter Holder

Gain control over your filters with our drop in filter holder.

Complete the PRO100 Kit:
Soft Edge Graduated ND
Smoque
Black Pro-Mist ¼
Davis & Sanford Traverse
TR684C-36 Carbon Fiber

A heavier load capacity allows for more accessories and can withstand more extreme conditions.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS & TRICKS

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

TIPS & TRICKS

Elevate your Landscape Photography.

 
We've compiled this list of tips & tricks as well as gear recommendations to help you create some of the world's greatest images.
 
Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been shooting landscapes for years, we hope you’ll learn something new.

Elevate your Landscape Photography.

We've compiled this list of tips & tricks as well as gear recommendations to help you create some of the world's greatest images.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been shooting landscapes for years, we hope you’ll learn something new.

1.
Time of day changes everything for a landscape. Consider what sunrise, mid day, and sunset look like at the same location. Use an Neutral Density or Polarizer filter to help control light in unfavorable conditions.
 
Image: A sunrise almost slept through. These vibrant pinks only lasted for a few minutes.
Camera Settings: 26mm F22 1.3” 50ISO
2.
Use a tripod and neutral density filter to shoot long exposures mid day. Expose for several seconds to blur water movement while the sun is still up.
 
Image: The powerful water of Igauzu Falls blurred with the help of an ND.
Camera Settings: 17mm F11 0.5” 800ISO
3.
Shoot from an angle your wouldn’t normally see with your eyes. Use a drone or get low to the ground for a fresh perspective. Polarizer filters are a great way to reduce highlights on snow.
 
Image: An aerial view of a glacier creates abstract shapes and patterns.
Camera Settings: 24mm, F11 1/400” 500ISO
4.
Don’t forget about the details! Wide angle lenses are great for showing vast landscapes, but don’t be afraid to get close to your subject. A UV protector filter is a great choice to keep nature outside of your lens during up close shots.
 
Image: A small detail from a lush alpine meadow can be as good as a photo of the mountains.
Camera Settings: 35mm F14 1/200” 800ISO
5.
Add a subject for scale. Show how large a landscape really is by including a subject in frame. Use our Steadicam AIR monopod to help support your camera & lens while keeping an agile setup.
 
Image: A bird soars past the large waterfall system of Igauzu Falls.
Camera Settings: 302mm F22 1/2000” 3200ISO
6.
Shoot bracketed exposures to maximize details in highlights and shadows. Make sure to keep the camera still between shots. Make sure to use a tripod to keep your bracketed exposures aligned.
 
Image: Bracketed Photos later merged as HDR in Lightroom bring out the rich colors in the sky and detail in the foreground.
Camera Settings: 16mm F22 0.6 +2.5 + 5” 100ISO
7.
Use a polarizer filter to cut reflections or darken the sky. See more beauty in a landscape with a polarizer.
 
Image: A polarizer helped bring out detail in the vegetation and darkened the skies.
Camera Settings: 35mm F8 1/320” 50ISO
8.
Don’t pack up after the sun sets. Blue Hour is a great time to shoot landscapes with balanced light. Make sure to use a tripod during blue hour; the low level of light requires long exposures.
 
Image: A soft natural light is created as day fades into night; perfect for shooting moody landscapes.
Camera Settings: 16mm F8 15” 1000ISO
9.
Know your location before you get there. Go on Google Earth to get an idea of what the landscape looks like. Study the terrain and layout on Google Earth to help previsualize compositions. Neutral Density / Polarizer filters are a great way to bring out color in landscapes.
 
Image: While searching on Google Earth, I noticed these colorful rock formations.
Camera Settings: 24mm, F6.3 1/60” 1600ISO

Gear used: Tiffen Drone Filters

10.
Look for complimentary colors in nature to make your images pop. Green trees and blue water make a great combination for photos. Consider using a diffusion filter like Pro-Mist or Fog to add atmosphere to your scene.
 
Image: Oregon’s famously blue McKenzie River pairs well with the green trees surrounding it.
Camera Settings: 16mm, F14 1.6” 640ISO

Imagemaker guide and images by Tiffen's Content Creator, Justin Hartney.

  Inspired by science and the natural world, I use my camera to reveal what’s hidden to our eyes. Photography, video, and everything in-between are mediums to educate, inspire, and connect our planet to the cosmos.

Imagemaker guide and images by Tiffen's Content Creator, Justin Hartney.

  Inspired by science and the natural world, I use my camera to reveal what’s hidden to our eyes. Photography, video, and everything in-between are mediums to educate, inspire, and connect our planet to the cosmos.

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