Giving it Thought: Landscape Photography Tips & Tricks [IP86]

Jim & Darin sit down to discuss some Landscape Photography tips & tricks.  With cooler weather making its way from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere, Darin & Jim talk about dressing for the climate, notifying family/friends of shoot locations, and more.

What's in this episode

  • The importance of making a Landscape Photography Bucket List.
  • Thinking about every square inch of the frame and not getting lazy with composition.
  • Consider the weather, both for composition and what to wear on location.
  • Finding interesting ways to cut out the sun.
  • Why it is important to not just spray and pray when shooting Panorama, HDR, or Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shots.
  • Getting off of the beaten path to come up with original and unique perspectives.
  • Talking to the locals, other photographers, and the visitors center for inside information.

Resources Mentioned

8 thoughts on “Giving it Thought: Landscape Photography Tips & Tricks [IP86]”

  1. Great podcast! I LOVE shooting landscapes and found the tips very helpful. I’m always looking for good cold weather apparel for my snowshoeing adventures and appreciate these suggestions but I’m not sure either are appropriately sized for my small frame—will continue to investigate that. Finally…when can we Improve Photography fans expect to see a course in Landscape/Wildlife/Nature Photography?

  2. Just waiting for Darin to do the unboxing of Jim before the show ends. What ARE you doing in there Jim? Next time, bring a mic 🙂

    Otherwise a great show. Again.

  3. I have waited for your lens builder to answer that question, but in this episode you mentioned it was not quite ready. A few podcasts ago, you mentioned the new Tamron 70-200 was on par with the Nikon 70-200. I’m wondering: If you had an option of buying a USED Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR I for a $1000 or buying the NEW Tamron SP 70-200 2.8 Di VC, which one would you get?

    1. @Jared T – That’s a tough one. I’d probably go with the Tamron 70-200 in that case. I think the best way to say it is the Tamron 70-200 is 95% as good as the Nikon VR II, but keeps $1,000 in your pocket. Only the most discerning photographers will see any optical difference between the two. Most should choose the Tamron and spend the $1,000 on a photography trip.

  4. Jim, I bought me a pair of the •Blackhawk Tactical Pants for winter hikes. I love them. . Also the Click Seat is wonderful. I have had it since spring and it fits great in the laptop area of my bag. Thanks for the product suggestions.

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