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  • THE ESSENTIALGUIDE TO

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    Make the most of Raw

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    Top landscape projects

    Followoursimplestep-by-stepguidesand

    captureyourbestever landscapescenes

    Choose the best gear

    Theverybestbags, tripods, lensesand

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    Landscapes madeeasy

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    adviceandeasy to followphoto tutorials

    Learn basic techniques

    Fundamentalphotographyskillsexplained

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  • All our experts are regular contributors to Digital SLR Photographymagazine. For expert advice

    and inspiration to help you improve your photo skills, pick up the latest issue, available on the

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    Meet ourlandscapeexperts

    MARKBAUER

    Former teacherMark isnow

    oneof theUKs leading landscape

    photographersandanexpert

    onDorsetsJurassiccoastline

    andtheNewForest.

    www.markbauerphotography.com

    Welcome...

    Capturing beautiful landscapes is a passion shared by millions around

    the world. Its easy to understand why, as there are few feelings to beat

    that of returning home from a long days photography with memory

    cards lled with stunning scenes. It is a form of photography that

    presents you with many challenges. Youll need be prepared for long

    hours, with early starts required to reach a location before sunrise

    and picture-taking often continuing until after sunset. And youll have

    to brave all sorts of weather conditions in your quest to capture a glorious scene.

    But when you get it right, all the trials and tribulations youve endured are quickly

    forgotten when you discover youve captured stunning images. This edition of

    The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography has more technique, expert guides

    and stunning photography than ever before and aims to deliver all the information,

    advice and inspiration you need to improve your photo skills. Its packed with

    tutorials from many of the UKs most successful and popular outdoor photographers,

    with emphasis on the key in-camera techniques, as well as essential post-processing

    skills. We hope it helps you take your best ever landscape images. All the best!

    DANIEL LEZANO, EDITOR

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    HELENDIXON

    Helen is living thedream,

    havinggivenupafull-time job

    tobecomeaprofessional

    landscapephotographer.She is

    oneof theUKsbrightest talents.

    www.helendixonphotography.co.uk

    ROSSHODDINOTT

    Ross isanaward-winning

    photographerwithmanyyears

    ofexperiencecapturing the

    diversebeautyof theBritains

    landscapesandwildlife.

    www.rosshoddinott.co.uk

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  • CONTENTS THEESSENTIALGUIDETOLANDSCAPEPHOTOGRAPHY3RDEDITION

    7 Introductiontolandscapes

    Beprepared to learn and exploit the

    fundamentals of landscape photography

    8 Composition

    We reveal the key techniques youll need to

    master to take perfectly-exposed landscapes

    14EXPERTTUTORIAL: FOREGROUND INTEREST

    17 Exposure

    Master these simple techniques and your

    handling of light levelswill be right every time

    22EXPERTTUTORIAL:APERTURE-PRIORITY

    24EXPERTTUTORIAL:SHUTTERSPEEDS

    27 Lighting

    Predict and exploit the best lighting

    32EXPERTTUTORIAL:TIMEOFDAY

    34EXPERTTUTORIAL:MAGICHOUR&SUNSETS

    37 Sharpness

    Thebest techniques for super-sharp scenes

    38EXPERTTUTORIAL:HYPERFOCALFOCUSING

    40EXPERTTUTORIAL: FOCUSFORSHARPNESS

    43AVOIDPROBLEMSWITHDIFFRACTION

    44 Raw&landscapes

    Maximise image quality by shooting inRaw

    50EXPERTTUTORIAL:PROCESSINGRAWFILES

    52EXPERTTUTORIAL:MAXIMISEDETAIL

    54EXPERTTUTORIAL:EXPERIMENTWITHHDR

    56EXPERTTUTORIAL:COMBININGRAWFILES

    59 Filters

    Uselters to improve and enhance your sho