Creative Landscape Photography with Michael Frye [IP47]

Well-known landscape photographer Michael Frye shares how he captures his jaw-dropping landscape images, and more in episode 47 of the Improve Photography Podcast.

What's in this episode

  • How Michael Frye uses long lenses to capture some of his best landscape photos.
  • Tips on light painting large areas at night.
  • Michael's technique for producing realistic HDR images.
  • and more!

Michael Frye's Gear List

Primary CameraCanon 1dS Mark II  –  This model is a few years old now, but still going strong

Favorite LensCanon 70-200mm f/4 – Michael says that although most landscape photographers use wide angle lenses, he finds himself using long lenses very often to capture intimate details of a landscape.

TripodGitzo Tripod

BallheadArca Swiss Ballhead

Favorite Camera BagLowePro Camera Bag

Resources mentioned in this episode

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5 thoughts on “Creative Landscape Photography with Michael Frye [IP47]”

  1. Hey bud! I love the podcasts and everything you do. I’ve been learning a lot. I would like to have my photography e-mail receive notifications on new stuff and deals you offer. I have another e-mail account that receives them. I just can’t seem to find a link to join the mailing list.

    Can you help me out? Thanks!

  2. The trick to make your images dynamic is to add an interesting foreground element in your landscape photos. The right combination of a strong foreground element and an interesting or beautiful background could create very dramatic images.

  3. I LOVED this podcast! So much of the information was common sense but it also gave me so much to think about when composing my photos. I’m also feeling pretty good about my “beginner” skills because I too love taking landscape photos but prefer using my long lens!! I have checked out Mr. Frye’s website and blog and look forward to learning more from him—and from Improve Photography too, of course!!

  4. Ok Guys,

    I am calling you out. In episode 24 (I know , I am getting caught up) you said that the mascot for Rigby was a russet. I live in Rigby and must clarify, the mascot for Rigby is the Trojan. However, I will acknowledge that your memory for this area is pretty good. The mascot for Shelley High School (my high school, class of 2000) is in fact the russet. I know…….the worst part is our school was designed to look like a Spud Cellar.

    Also you mentioned a frame maker here in East Idaho, but you never mentioned the name of the maker. Can you please expound on this maker as they are in my neck of the woods and I am looking for affordable quality frames.

    Love the show you guys keep up the great work.

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