Landscape Photography is more than just to capture the moment, it is all about telling a story that evokes emotions. Find here the latest blogs about landscape photography - adventures, tips and inspiration.
How to Implant a STORY into your Landscape Photographs
You might have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. It sounds true, but how does one do that? Even if you capture a scene with perfect composition and the best light possible, it does not necessarily convey a story. Most photographers go about it the wrong way and keep the story element at the least priority. Nothing can be more dangerous than this for a landscape photographer. You might get a memorable shot if you overlook storytelling, but you will not get a masterpiece. Take a look at this profound video to learn how to implant a story into your landscape photography.
Coming to you from the wisdom of Christian Irmler, this thoughtful video teaches you how to implant a story into your landscape photography. Nature is always telling us a story, but most photographers overlook it. In search of good composition, they forget to look for a story. The thumb rule to creating a masterpiece is to search for a story and support it with your composition and other elements. Christian Irmler explains two methods to incorporate a story into any landscape.
Check out the video above to discover the hard-earned secrets.
Succeeding When Everything Sucks in Landscape Photography
Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding types of photography. You get to find treasures and gems normally hidden from the human eye. As a photographer, it can not only satiate your thirst for creating photographs; it can also connect you with mother nature. But as they say, the most rewarding things come at the highest price. Sometimes nature is smiling down on you, and you keep clicking wonders. But what happens when the path gets difficult. Take a look at this inspiring video, which talks about succeeding when everything sucks in landscape photography.
Coming after a back-breaking trek by Christian Irmler, this video discusses succeeding when everything sucks in landscape photography. The difficulty is not only about the photography - it can be anything. Such as what happened with Christian, he left his tripod and snow shows in his car, and that too in freezing temperatures. But one thing remained constant, his tenacity and perseverance. And that is about the only thing that matters most in landscape photography, apart from your skills, of course. And another thing that helped him get amazing shots was his weather predictions. You might want to check out his last video for further details on this.
Check out the video above to know how he overcame the obstacles.
How I Make My Own Weather Forecast For Landscape Photography
Planning a landscape shoot is always a big hassle; there are too many variables. However, all landscape photographers can agree that weather is the trickiest one. No matter how many weather apps you may check, nature is nature. And you never know how it might change. But the previous statement is only partially true. Although you can never be sure about the weather, you can predict its path. Take a look at this enlightening video to find how I make my own weather forecast for landscape photography.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this educational video discusses how he makes my own weather forecast for landscape photography. The first thing you need to do is look at the global weather tendencies. For instance, this will give you insight into how the air pressure will transform in the next couple of days. As explained in the video, high air pressure is good for stable weather but it does not promise sunrise. On the contrary, low pressure produces more transitions, but it can help in the long run. Although the video might get a bit technical for some of you, stay till the end, and you will not be disappointed.
Check out the video above for the full rundown.
Why I Stopped Using WEATHER APPS For Landscape Photography
If you have dabbled in landscape photography, you might have heard that using a weather app is inevitable. Of course, it might still be true if you are just starting in landscapes. However, if you have used these apps, you know they are nowhere near perfect. They do not even come close. It is not like the predictions are wrong. The real problem is that the weather apps do not leave any room for interpretation. Take a look at this informational video and find out why I stopped using weather apps for landscape photography.
Coming to you after Christian Irmler’s unsuccessful experience with weather apps, this video discusses why he stopped using weather apps for landscape photography. He discusses that the conventional weather apps give us a scalar value; for instance, there will be a 60% chance of rain. But the remaining 40% is a big chunk and cannot be neglected. Instead, we need something more reliable, something that gives us vectors in addition to scalars. And tells us what could happen in all possible scenarios.
Check out the video above to find what you should use instead of weather apps.
Why Landscape Photography in WINTER Can Get TRICKY - And How I Succeed
If you get all four seasons in your region, count yourself among the luckiest people. May it be Summer, Spring, Fall, or Winter: they hold their own significance to photographers. However, some landscape photographers dread Winter and prefer the different shades of Fall. Granted, Fall is mesmerizing in its own right, but Winter has its own beauty to it. Take a look at this amazing video and see what Christian Irmler has to say about ‘Why Landscape Photography in WINTER Can Get TRICKY - And How I Succeed.’
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this informative video discusses ‘Why Landscape Photography in WINTER Can Get TRICKY - And How I Succeed.’ Of course, the hardest thing in Winter for a landscape photographer is to get out of bed. Jokes apart, the trickiest thing is to find a good composition and not to ruin it with your own footprints. It might be difficult to get great photographs, but once you start looking, the snow and the frost add allure to the landscape. It is almost magical. The rest of the magic is in your hands.
Check out the video above for the full rundown.
All GOOD THINGS in Landscape Photography
When photographers talk about the holy trinity in Landscape Photography, they mean Vista, Waterfall, and Woodland Photography. As you might have guessed, it is not easy to master all three of them. And it is definitely not easy to shoot all three of them in one morning. The first obstacle is the timing; each looks better at a certain time of day. However, an even bigger obstacle is that of the weather. But the fact is that learning all three of them is essential for a landscape photographer. Take a look at this inspirational video, which will take through 'All GOOD THINGS in Landscape Photography.'
Coming after a tiring yet instructional morning in Christian Irmler's photography treks, this amazing video will show you how to shoot All GOOD THINGS in Landscape Photography. As discussed, it is not easy to shoot the Holy Trinity in one morning, but Christian has challenged himself to it. This video is a collaboration between several landscape photographers. In the spirit of Christmas, they have created this 'Vlogmas' to keep the photographers entertained and instructed even in their homes.
Check out the video above to learn in detail about the Holy Trinity.
How to CONTROL the Viewer's EYES in Landscape Photography
As photographers, we can sometimes be so drowned in our vision that we forget a crucial detail. Photography is not just pointing and shooting; it is an art. Like every great art, there must be a meaning to it. But that is just one aspect of great art. The other aspect is that the art, the photograph, should include the viewer. And the best way to do that is to guide the viewer’s eyes. Take a look at this informational video which discusses how to control the viewer’s eyes in landscape photography.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this video will show you how to control the viewer’s eyes in landscape photography. He talks about the three phases of entrancing a viewer in your clicks. The first phase, the easier one, deals with grabbing the viewer’s attention. According to Christian, this phase shows the ‘Impact’ of your photograph and can be executed in multiple ways. For instance, using outstanding subjects, conditions, composition, or high contrast can help you excel in this phase. However, the real challenge comes after this phase.
Check out the video above to find what the other two phases are and how you can use them to make your images more memorable.
Photographing THIS will make you a BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER
Photography is more than simply pointing and shooting. It is an art that must be constantly polished and refined. Most experienced photographers know that there is always a new thing to learn – especially in composition. Keeping this principle of life-long learning in mind, every photographer strives to be better in their style. A portrait photographer would focus on portraits, a landscape photographer would focus on photographing landscapes better. But sometimes, it’s not just about the style. If you have been trying to push your photography limits, take a look at this motivating video which will tell you how Autumn plays a role in photography. And how photographing this will make you a better photographer.
Coming to you after Christian Irmler took a long trek in the woodlands, this fantastic video will show you how photographing this will make you a better photographer. In this video, Christian Irmler tears down the boundaries of different styles of photography and shows a way that could benefit all kinds of photographers. He explains that where some photographers claim full Autumn to be impossible to photograph, you should view it as an opportunity to get better.
Check out the video above for the full rundown.
How to Start with FINE ART Photography?
The contrast between Fine Art Photography and the normal one is so stark that it confounds people when they transition towards it. Normally, they are used to capturing what is in front of the camera and what they are not used to is thinking artistically. However, Fine Art is not that simple; it is created not in the camera but on either side of it. In simple words, you must change your thought pattern and be artistic to make Fine Art Photography. If you have been trying to get into fine art, take a look at this amazing video which discusses how to start with fine art photography?
Coming from the artistic side of Christian Irmler, this incredible video will guide you on how to start with fine art photography. Christian understands that it is not as simple to get into this realm - he knows you must do more than just point at something. He dissects the frequent questions asked by fine art aspirants, such as how to find your style and how much editing is too much for fine art.
Check out the video above to get some great pointers about fine art photography.
When STRUGGLING Leads into Your BEST Day in Landscape Photography
The most beautiful thing about photography is that each day you get something new to learn. And every time you learn a new trick or a new composition, it will slightly improve your photography. These little increments eventually add up to produce amazing images. As Mao Zedong says, 'Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.' However, sometimes, even with your impeccable skill and timing, you won't get the desired image just because nature would not go your way. If you have been through this, take a look at this inspirational video which discusses when struggling leads to your best day in landscape photography.
Coming after a very hectic day in Christian Irmler's photography walks, this breathtaking video will show you when struggling leads to your best day in landscape photography. Christian was hoping to take ethereal landscape images covered with fog. But nature had other plans, which really put a dent in Christian's plans. When these situations arise, you might start to hate the journey, and you might think of giving up. But if you hold your ground for that moment and keep struggling, you will see that it will all be worth it.
Check out the video above to get some inspiration for your next shoot.
POLARIZER: How FAR should we actually SCREW?
Photography is art, and art must always be improved. If you have just started your hand in photography or been doing it for some time, you must have come across polarizers. And similarly, you must have come across recommendations to use the said thing. The polarizer is an interesting and quite an important tool in photography. Those recommendations or advice are great, but only until a point. They mention all the great things a polarizer can do, but an important aspect is left behind. Take a look at this informative video which discusses that point and tells you, 'POLARIZER: How FAR should we actually SCREW?'
Christian Irmer experienced a similar confusion in the beginning, but fortunately, coming from his vast experience, this amazing video will tell you, 'How FAR should we actually SCREW?' Polarization can not only help with the composition but can improve the overall image quality as well. And this video discusses four different methods to use circular polarizers and how to apply the correct amount of polarization.
Check out the video above to get the in-depth information to improve your photography using a polarizer.
Should you REALLY bring ORDER in the CHAOS in Woodland Photography
Photography is another word for art. And just like the paints on a canvas, you make intricate designs and be extremely minute in your skill. But there are certain times when the artist lets the colors run wild and create chaos on the canvas. It may overwhelm us, but it cannot be denied that there is a certain beauty in the chaos. Similarly, there is natural chaos in woodland photography entwined with beauty. Take a look at this stunning video which discusses should you really bring order in the chaos in woodland photography.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler’s vast knowledge of landscape and woodland photography, this amazing video ponders the question: should you really bring order in the chaos in woodland photography. You might have been advised to try to find order in that chaos, but remember the nature runs wild with beauty creating jaw-dropping scenes everywhere. And it would not be fair to confine that chaos. The better option is to hone your eye and taste for beauty and look for masterpieces in the chaos. As noted above, photography is not about control - it is art.
Check out the video above to get your answer in detail.
What are the REALLY IMPORTANT Things in Landscape Photography?
Whenever we go out for a landscape photography shoot, we are torn apart among the most obvious of things. All of our focus is fixed on things like lighting, composition, background, and the like. No doubt, these are essential, and you cannot hope to capture a good image without keeping them in mind. However, in our search for a masterpiece, we usually overlook one of the most important things. If you think that you are captured in this dilemma too, take a look at this amazing video which will enlighten you about what are the really important things in landscape photography.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler's years of experience as a landscape photographer, this educating video will explain what are the really important things in landscape photography. The most important lesson he has learned in his challenging yet fruitful career is that landscape photography is hard, there’s no other way about it. And people quit too easily. But like every profession in the world, there’s a secret to it. And it lies in enjoying the process and being in the right mindset.
Check out the video above to find out the answers to some of your other problems regarding landscape photography as well.
There is Always a Composition in Landscape Photography
If you have ever dabbled in Landscape Photography, you would know that composition ties the landscape photograph together; it is the heart and soul of those photographs. But the important things are never easy. Similarly, you might face situations when seemingly there would be no composition. For instance, it could be a fog-covered environment. You would be sure to give up at that point, but just before doing that, take a look at this excellent video which emphasizes there is always a composition in landscape photography.
Coming straight from the lens of Christian Irmler, this video will show you there is always a composition in Landscape Photography. Christian was also shooting a lake wrapped in fog, and some passersby inquired what he was shooting as there was nothing to see. You might relate to this situation.
But as they say, beauty lies in the beholder’s eye; similarly, photographers should say the composition lies in the photographer’s eye. Composition is not only a representation of the landscape; it is the amalgam of the landscape and the photographer’s vision.
Check out the video above to replenish your creativity tank.
What if we CANíT FIND a COMPOSITION in Woodland Photography?
We all have a vision of our photography styles and compositions. But there are some patches of rainy days in every photographer’s life when they can’t seem to put a finger to what they want to shoot. If you have ever tried your hand at forest or woodland photography, you would know that it’s hard to come back without any bruises. These can be literal bruises, but sometimes you are bruised when you cannot get any inspiration. If you are beginning to panic and thinking what if we can’t find a composition in woodland photography; check out this fantastic video to replenish your idea banks.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this helpful video discusses what if we can’t find a composition in woodland photography. One thing about photography is that either you are brimming with compositional ideas, or you are on the other end of the spectrum, bone dry.
"Sometimes I find great compositions one after the other, but some days I walk around and work hard, but there’s nothing. So, the real question is how to get out of this loop and find a great composition." - Christian Irmler
Check out the video above for the full rundown and find out what to do in a similar position.
Ideas for Autumn Photography
If you have never stepped into a forest before, you might be a little hesitant to go for a shoot there. But if there is one thing you should never miss, it is a forest in autumn. Not only is autumn a really cozy time of the year, but if you can dare to be a little adventurous, it will give you the most breathtaking moments. This exceptional video tutorial will give you some of the best ideas for autumn photography.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this stunning video shows off the best ideas for autumn photography that you can use in your shoot. One of the best parts of autumn photography is beholding the natural transition of forests from green to yellow; it never ceases to amaze. The foliage takes the breath away with the amazing colors, and there is an abundance of subjects in autumn.
“But if there is one thing that I have always recommended, it’s that don’t look for subjects, look for stories. Even a bland-looking subject can tell an amazing story; you just need to be creative.” - Christian Irmler
Check out the video above to get your creative juices flowing.
How the Right Light Can Improve Autumn Landscape Photography
If photographers were to swear by one thing and one thing alone, it would be that lighting is king. It does not matter what you are shooting or what style you are using; if you don’t get the lighting right, you might mess up badly. Although you might say that light is more controllable in a contained studio environment, it plays an equally important role in landscape photography. In this video photography artist Christian Irmler shows how the right light improved his autumn landscape photography massively.
This incredible video will show you how the right light improved my autumn landscape photography. Of course, you cannot control light when you go for a landscape shoot, but never forget that natural light is your best ally. The only thing you need to do is know how to work with it, and it will do wonders for you.
"Usually, I don’t like to bring things into my composition made by human hands, but in this case, it adds to my composition. And when you add a great composition with perfect light, that’s when the magic happens." - Christian Irmler. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
The BEST Conditions for Landscape Photography
Your opinion might differ on the best conditions for landscape photography, but if there is one thing common in all landscape photography opinions, it would be that it all depends on the story you are trying to tell. And it depends on mother nature, the capability of the landscape, and of course, your ability to capture it right. If you agree, you should check out the video to see how landscape photographer Christian Irmler got the best conditions for landscape photography in the middle of the bland and textureless landscape.
This stunning video will show you how Christian found the best conditions for landscape photography this year and how he got the most out of them. Just to give you a heads-up, you might look at a scene sometime, and you might be tempted to move away due to blandness. But all it takes is a few steps and the determination to take risks, and you end up with the best images of the season. “I did not really plan to take all the risks in that weather; I did not even have my super long telephoto lens with me at the time, but the scene was absolutely amazing, and I grabbed the opportunity. Wait till you see the results in the video.“
Check out the video above for the full rundown from Christian.
How Inspiration lead into a MASTERPIECE
If you put some photographers in front of a scene and ask them to shoot it, they will produce different results. Whether it be composition or the angle or anything else for that matter, there will be something unique about each of them. The only thing that is similar in every photographer who has ever lived is that there comes a time in their life when they feel the polar opposite of inspiration. This video discusses how inspiration leads to a masterpiece.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler, this incredible video will guide you on how inspiration led him to create a masterpiece and how you can too.
"Being a landscape photographer, I had this belief that I wanted to create my own art, my own story. But photographing a fire festival would not be my story; that’s what I believed. I reluctantly went there and took some photographs, and the only thing I can say now is that I have never been so wrong" - so Christian.
Sometimes a simple inspiration can lead to masterpieces. You might not be tempted to take your camera just like Christian wasn’t, but it might be worth as it was for him. Check out the video above for the full rundown.