Landscape photography – timing is everything

Behind the scenes Sony Alpa A7RIII and Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263 CT

Timing is everything when it comes to landscape photography, so to capture landscapes in the best light possible you ideally need to be on location and ready to shoot before, during and after golden hour. Bur while sunrise and sunset are considered the best times to shoot landscapes, they’re far from the only options. Throw the weather into the mix and you may even find that conditions are actually better well after sunrise has taken place. And on a moody and cloudy day, you may even be able to get great results throughout the day.

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Capturing autumn colour

Llanrwst Bridge in Snowdonia in autumn

Autumn is a great time for landscape photographers; not least for the explosion of colour that takes place up and down the country, but also because sunrise and sunset times become much more ‘civilised’ now the long days of summer are behind us. But it’s not just landscape photographers who are out in force, autumn is also a popular season for macro and nature photographers, and this autumn I’ve been out as much as possible shooting both landscapes and macro photography.

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Kinder Scout & Edale time-lapse

Kinder Scout & Edale Valley time-lapse photography

Shooting time-lapse photography is something I often use my second camera for while shooting landscape photography at sunrise and sunset. This time-lapse shows cloud coming over Kinder Scout in the Peak District before dispersing with the Edale Valley in the foreground. To watch the time-lapse take a look at the video below.

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Amateur Photographer magazine cover 14 July 2018

Amateur Photography magazine cover 14 July 2018

One of my landscape photography images of Tŵr Mawr lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn on Angelsey in North Wales was used on the cover of the 14 July 2018 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The cover image was used to accompany a technique feature I produced for the magazine covering how to shoot and edit tasteful HDR images. See a larger version of the front cover, the original image and the HDR article below.

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Amateur Photographer magazine cover 26 May 2018

Amateur Photographer magazine cover 26 may 2018

For any photographer, getting your images on the front cover of a magazine is something that never loses its charm. I was delighted to have one of my landscape images taken at Winskill Stones in the Yorkshire Dales, features on the cover of the 26 may 2018 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The cover image was used to accompany a technique feature covering focus stacking in landscape photography. See a larger version of the front cover and the focus stacking article below.

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