Photo Tips #1

Here are some tips for shooting landscape photography.

Settings

ISO: keep a low ISO (100) to produce the highest image quality without adding noise to the picture.
Aperture f/11 to f/22: a small aperture gives you a large depth of field (DOF), giving a focused image. 

Equipment

Full frame camera: we suggest to use a full frame camera when it comes to wide-angle work, which is the case, landscape photography. For our work we use Canon 6D and Canon 5DS, both cameras with full frame sensors.

Wide lens 16 to 24mm: the picture refers the Canon 17-40mm, however we replaced it for Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens. The 17-40 is an old lens and has a problem of lack of sharpness on the corners of the image.

Tripod: To ensure sharpness on long exposure shots use a robust and heavy tripod. A bad tripod can ruin your day!

Filters: Use ND and gradient filters to shoot long exposures during the day. This allows to smooth the water and clouds, and balance the brightness between the sky and dark areas.

Remote control shutter: For sharper images, on long exposures, use always a remote shutter.