What is Landscape Photography? A brief definition
Landscape photography is a genre of photography that captures natural landscapes. While these landscapes may have people, animals or architecture present in the photos, the primary focus of the photograph must be natural scenery in order to be considered a landscape photograph. Subjects of these photographs include seascapes, mountain ranges, rivers, forests, and other natural landscapes.
Landscape photography does not include views of cities, as these are considered cityscapes. It also does not include close up photos of animals, as this is considered nature photography. Landscape photography does include some astrophotography when those photographs include mountain ranges or other natural horizon lines where the sky meet nature.
The Best Cameras for Landscape Photography
The best cameras for landscape photography are cameras with high dynamic range and great low light performance. See our full list of The Best Nature & Landscape Photography Cameras for more info.
The Best Lenses for Landscape Photography
Determining the best lenses for landscape photography requires an understanding of your overall purpose. Generally, you’ll need a wide angle lens to capture vast scenes. You may also need a wide aperture prime lens if you’re looking to capture night time landscape photography. See our full list of the Best Lens for Landscape Photography for more information.
Landscape Photography Tips
Stay tuned for more landscape photography tips or see any of the articles in this category.
RECENT POSTS IN Landscape Photography
Legendary Ice Climber Will Gadd Discovers Drastic Impacts of Climate Change
Red Bull’s all-new adventure documentary that captures legendary ice climber Will Gadd’s return to Kilimanjaro, spotlighting the drastic impact of…
Adorama Reveals The Ninth #CreateNoMatterWhat Challenge – Landscape Photography
Enter your best landscape images for a chance to win a prize package worth over $3,000 in Adorama’s latest Create No Matter What Challenge – Landscape Photography
7 Waterfall Photography Tips to Expand Your Creative Vision
Have you ever tried to photograph waterfalls and been disappointed with the results? Do you want to know how to…
10 Black and White Landscape Photos to Inspire Your Adventures
Looking for inspiration for photographing your next road trip (or walk around the block)? Check out our curated list of black and white landscape photos!
Cloudy Day Photography | How to Get Great Pictures in “Bad” Weather
Check out these ten cloudy day photography tips for getting great pictures in less-than-ideal weather.
Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 | Five Tips For The Best Meteor Photos!
If you’re looking for something exciting to do this weekend, then you should check out this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower! One of the strongest, most impressive meteor showers every year, the Perseids always deliver at least a handful of truly stunning, giant meteors streaking across the sky.