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4 Creative Ways To Look At Landscape Photography Differently

Here are the tools and techniques you need to capture a series of landscape photos with an artistic twist.

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If you're looking for ways to experiment with landscape photography then we might have just found the perfect video tutorial for you. 

Photographer, Toma Bonciu, has put a quick vlog together that explores 4 ways you can give your landscape shots a twist (and we mean this quite literally with one of the tips). He also throws in a bonus tip on cinemagraphs - still photos that have a subtle amount of movement in them. 

To follow Toma's tips, you'll need:

  • Camera
  • Zoom lens
  • ND Filter of 6-10 stops
  • Graduated Filters (at least 2)
  • Filter holder
  • Remote control
  • Tripod 

The first technique looked at is long exposures. Now, you might think 'nothing new there' but Toma suggests you should head out to places you don't necessary think of capturing long exposures. The 'adding movement' theme continues with Toma's second suggestion: moving your camera while shooting. This could be in circles, up / down or left / right and the technical term for it is 'drag landscape'. If dragging doesn't appeal, how about playing around with zoom bursts? Toma illustrates how to do this in his video and we also have a tutorial on the topic that's well-worth checking out. The final landscape-themed tip focuses on using graduated filters to create a path of light for the eye to follow. It's actually rather cool and not something we've thought of doing before. 

Once you've watched the video, do take a look at Toma's website where he has some really lovely images. He also runs photo tours to various places around the world.

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