Landscape photography: A Beginner’s Guide

Knowing the principles of great landscape photography is the key to taking excellent photos of almost any scene or subject. So, while it may seem odd to find a guide on Space.com that doesn’t directly relate to the stars or the moon, we think it’s vital that newcomers master the basics of landscape photography before progressing to astro and nigh sky images. In this beginner’s guide to landscape photography we’ll teach you the basics – from camera kit to composition to editing – and explain why it’s important to know these core facts.

Once you’ve learned the lessons here, and know how to compose a scene and use natural light to bring it to life, you will get way more from our astrophotography for beginner’s guide, and you’ll feel more confident about composing shots when you are photographing the moon.   

Landscapes for Beginners – Equipment

Landscape photography is without a doubt one of the more popular styles of photography, but knowing where to start your collection of equipment can be a bit confusing as there are so many different options out there. Here are some of our tips on how to choose your equipment for landscape photography.

This Sigma 14-24mm lens for the Sony A7 is perfect for landscape

(Image credit: Sigma)

Lenses

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