#5 THINK ABOUT DEPTH OF FIELD
• The narrower the aperture, the wider the
depth of field.
• The larger the F-Stop, the narrower the
• You may need a longer exposure to
achieve maximum depth of field.
• WHERE IS THE SUN?
• BRACKETING + HDR
• YOUR TRIPOD IS STILL
GET THE LIGHT
sometimes, it just
• GOLDEN HOUR – Sunset &
sunrise, when the sun is low in
the sky. Light is less intense at
• TIME OF YEAR
• APPS LIKE LIGHTTRAC – Plan
for a specific geographic
location, know when the sun will
disappear behind hills, etc
Use a circular polarizer to
darken blue skies, saturate
colors, and eliminate reflections
from water and windows.
Photo credit: randomSPACE
CIRCULAR POLARIZER NO FILTER
#10 DON’T FORGET THE
It’s easy to get in the habit
of using the sky as the point
of interest. Don’t forget to
consider the foreground
when composing your
#11 CAPTURE MORE
• It’s easier than ever to stitch multiple photos together. Automate in
Photoshop or download free software
• Tip: Capture even more by stitching vertical photos to create a horizontal panorama
• YOUR TRIPOD IS STILL YOUR FRIEND
#12 SHOOT RAW
Maintain the ability to adjust your photos while retaining quality.