7 Tips for Taking Sharp Landscape Photographs

In landscape photography, sharpness is often one of the top priorities, and photographers will go to great lengths to ensure that their photos are crisp. If you are new to landscape photography and ready to improve, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced shooter sharing seven useful tips sure to improve the sharpness of your images. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video tutorial features seven helpful tips for taking sharp landscape photos. Sharpness is often paramount in the genre, but there are a lot of things that can derail it. One mistake newer landscape photographers often make is using too narrow an aperture to the point that diffraction kicks in. Generally, it is better to use a more moderate aperture (like f/8 or f/11) and use a technique like the hyperfocal distance or focus stacking. Both are effective: the former is quite a bit less work, but the latter will give you the highest levels of sharpness. It is a balance of how. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Please also give us the text of the videos. You offer some great content! I can read 2x faster and I can easily reread if needed to understand. Plus I am often in a place where I can't play a video because of the disruption of others. Although I could, I seldom go back to view it at another time.