Colby Brown on Landscape Photography Basics


Is there a vast nature scene you’ve been wanting to photograph, but you don’t know how to compose the shot to capture it all? Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of that perfect ocean shot, but you just can’t figure out what gear to use to capture the way the light glitters on the waves? If you’ve been looking to get into landscape photography but don’t know where to start, you’re in luck. We’ve teamed up with Sony Artisan of Imagery Colby Brown to offer you this four-part Landscape Photography Basics series. Grab your camera and sit back as Brown teaches you the ins and outs of shooting landscapes.

Part 1: From Prep to Shoot

Join Brown in the field as he shares some of his cool landscape photography tips for beginners. In Part 1 of this series, Brown covers all the pointers you need to know to advance from prep to shoot.


Part 2: Photo Gear Guide

In Part 2, Brown answers the question, “What’s in my camera bag?” He lists the essential camera gear you need for landscape photography, covering camera bodies, zoom lenses, prime lenses, tripods, and lens filters.


Part 3: Composition (and Mistakes to Avoid)

Follow along as Brown shares his landscape photography composition techniques to help you to take better photos. He takes you step by step when setting up a shot and points out common mistakes along the way.


Part 4: How to Edit Your Landscape Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop

In the last part of this series, Brown teaches you to edit your landscape photos. He shows you how to edit photos, how to blend photos, how to use the HSL panel, how to remove spots, and more.



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