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Tips & Tricks

10 Tips and Tricks from Landscape Photographer Antony Spencer

By Jules Ebe on November 4th 2013

Solar Storm © Antony Spencer

Solar Storm © Anthony Spencer

Antony Spencer is an award winning landscape photographer based out of Dorset, UK. His work is often associated with impressive sky scapes of a natural phenomenon: the aurora borealis. In this interview with Phase One, Spencer goes over 10 of his favorite tips for capturing stunning landscapes.

10 inspiring tips & tricks from landscape photographer Antony Spencer

[rewind: Landscape Photo Ultra Wide Lenses – The Complete Guide]  

Several of the tips Spencer goes through in the quick tutorial include:

  • Minimize camera shake
  • Composition (look for the ‘S’ shape)
  • Camera accessories – 5 essential items (think tripod, ND Filters, cable release)
  • Perfect planning (get the app – The Photographer’s Ephemeris
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  • Less is more
  • Future proof your image files
  • Use different camera platforms
  • Blending images – when necessary
  • Camera settings – get maximum image quality
  • Subject matters – go further and stand out

For post processing your landscape images, check out our HDR Tutorial.

You can check out more of Antony Spencer’s work on his website:

What is your favorite tip for capturing that perfect landscape?

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules


is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Great tips

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  2. Brandon Dewey

    Great Advice!

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  3. Brian Carey

    Great advice. I do wonder how other landscape photographers keep their lenses clean without using lens hoods. I use mine at every opportunity (except when I can’t because of my nd grads) and still find it difficult to keep the lens clean especially when photographing seascapes.

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  4. Gonzalo

    Great video full of very useful advice. And superb pictures!

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