The landscape’s greatest challenges: a free photography cheat sheet

Free photography cheat sheet: master every aspect of landscape photography

Now that the cold and rain have finally gone, we can stop looking for things to photograph around the house (such as these great examples of still life photography) and pick up where we left off with our landscape photography.

Even in better conditions, though, the landscape can be difficult to capture well. Bright skies mixed with dark landscape features can make it challenging to get an accurate exposure (find out how to conquer high contrast with your camera’s auto-exposure bracketing feature). Thankfully we’re here to help!

For the latest infographic in our ongoing photography cheat sheet series, we decided to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of shooting landscape photography. We’ve chosen four key challenges – composition, exposing for the land, exposing for the sky and capturing moving water (also see our in-depth tutorial on how to set up your digital camera to capture moving water).

For each of four these challenges we’ve created a handy flowchart that takes you through the shot step-by-step so you can achieve the shot you had in mind.

Simply drag and drop this infographic on to your desktop to save as a handy reference the next time you go out shooting. And if you liked this infographic, you might also like our downloadable landscape photo composition cheat sheet or our quick guide on what your histogram says about your landscapes.


Free landscape photography cheat sheet

Download Part 1 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 2 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 3 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 4 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet


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  • SRK

    Hi, when loading up the cheat sheets, i suggest that the same be in a
    easily downloadable format in the size of an A4 sheet so that we can
    either download as it is or have it printed onto an A4 sheet. The one
    given here is one long sheet and is not downloadable of printable. Can
    you do something about this please.