Advanced Methods of Landscape Photography

An amazing collection of gorgeous landscape photography opportunities like that which is found in New Zealand’s stunning nature sometimes requires techniques that are slightly more advanced than what is expected from your amateur photographer.

High ISO

High-ISO film is common with scenes with lower levels of light, which could include overcast days, night and twilight scenes, or particularly shady areas. This is also regularly used in scenes that include movement to suspend the motion with fast shutter speeds so that the image can be accurately recorded.


Ordinarily, landscape photography tends to rely on naturally occurring light as it focuses fundamentally on natural scenes. However, in rares cases artificial light is either necessary or recommended to be used. The use of flash, refective lighting, or continuous artificial light sources is utilized to complete shadowed sections of an image, especially within close-up scenes.

Considering the extensive range of space predominately available in landscape scenes, artificial lighting’s usefulness is minimal and can sometimes be detrimental to the overall quality of the image. Generally considered in the professional world to be the best times to film or photograph, dawn and dusk, especially at sunrise and sunset, offer the best light for capturing detail and capturing specific colours.

Image Stabilization

Image stabilization can be astonishingly powerful when it comes to producing clear, high-quality images and there several methods available to achieve this. Sometimes a firm stabilization such as a tripod is required to capture an image without any type of vibration interfering with the quality. These are often considered to be essential pieces of equipment for landscape photographers.

Professionals also utilize specific features on digital cameras including the use of automatic shooting tools such as remote controls, cable releases, or timers to effectively take the shot without causing the minor vibration that manually pressing the camera button would. Some modern professional cameras also have built-in image stabilization which can digitally correct the image following its capture.