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12 landscape photographers to follow while in lockdown

10 landscape photographers to follow in lockdown
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Ah, the great outdoors – how we miss thee. Depending on where you live in the world, you might be facing the unfortunate reality that the only way you'll be looking at a dramatic mountain landscape any time soon will be through a screen. While following landscape photographers on Instagram is no replacement for the real thing, it might just be the tonic you need to get through your lockdown. 

This list of landscape photographers is made up of some of the most innovative and exciting landscape shooters we've seen. If you've been looking for fresh inspiration for your own landscape photography, then we'd definitely recommend following some of these talented folks. 

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From dramatic mountain vistas, to secluded forest views, these landscape photographers have captured an incredible array of vistas for your viewing pleasure. Take heart in knowing that all of this amazing natural beauty will still be there for you to explore when all of this is over, and enjoy these beautiful landscape photographs in the meantime…

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12. Tobias Hägg

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Tobias Hägg, also known as Airpixels, is a photographer and videographer who has truly mastered the art of drone landscape photography. His incredible vistas are the perfect remedy for anyone missing the great outdoors. 

11. Kilian Schoenberger

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Hailing from Germany, Kilian Schoenberger is a professional photographer and geographer. His Instagram page is filled with beautiful images of alpine landscapes and he's an official partner of Nikon Germany. If mysterious mist-filled vistas are what you're missing right now, Schoenberger's feed is the perfect fix!

10. Nomad Lad

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True to his name, Nomad Lad (also known as Tom Carter) has collected a vast array of incredible landscape photographs from all around the world. From China, to Germany, to Dubai, Nomad Lad's golden light-drenched landscape photography is the perfect inspiration.

09. Simone Cmoon

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Simone Cmoon is a Switzerland-based landscape photographer who captures a variety of beautiful vistas, but her astrophotography is where she truly shines. With countless ethereal, dreamy shots of dramatic mountains lit by starlight, we couldn't be more in love with her work. 

08. Victoria Haack

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Viktoria Haack is a landscape photographer who originally hails from the UK, but is currently based in British Columbia, Canada. She's both a Nikon ambassador and a Lowepro Global ambassador - plus she's collaborated with companies such as Lee Filters, Purina, and Vichy Canada. 

07. Dreaming and Wandering

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Dreaming and Wandering, also known as Martina Gebarovska, is a travel and landscape photographer who combines savvy travel advice with stunning photos of incredible vistas. Czech-born, but based in the Rockies, Gebarovska's feed is filled with stunning Canadian mountains and lakes. 

06. Daniel Cheong

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If you love landscape photography, but you're looking for something a little bit more urban and exciting, you may want to give Daniel Cheong a follow. His incredible cityscapes show the magic of Dubai at night, but his most special images are taken up high with a heavy layer of fog - just like the photo above.

05. Michael Shainblum

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Michael Shainblum isn't just an accomplished landscape photographer, he also produces some of the best time lapses and hyper lapses we've ever seen (including this time lapse of the northern lights). Whether you're interested in city time lapses or dramatic landscape photography, Shainblum delivers in spades. 

04. Hans Gunnar Aslaksen

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Hans Gunnar Aslaksen is a designer and photographer based in Larvik, Norway. Having been inspired by the vast beauty of nature when he visited natural beauty spot Vøringsfossen in 2016, Aslaksen became a self-taught landscape photographer. His talents have landed him a position as a brand ambassador for NiSi Filters.

03. Daniel Kordan

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When it comes to landscape photography, there are few who have captured more exquisite images than Daniel Kordan. Born in Moscow, Russia, but currently based in Tuscany, Italy, Kordan runs popular landscape photography workshops and tours in location including the Lofoten islands, Patagonia, Provence, Greenland, Mongolia and Japan.

02. Mikko Lagerstedt

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Mikko Lagerstedt is a self-taught fine art landscape photographer from Finland. Having been featured on publications including the BBC, The Telegraph, Yahoo and the Huffington Post, Lagerstedt has built an impressive following of almost 200k followers who adore his beautifully composed landscapes.

01. Marc Adamus

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Having been shooting landscapes since the days of film, Marc Adamus is renowned in the photographic industry for his dramatic vistas. Based in Western North America, Adamus has travelled the world capturing images that have used by clients such as Apple, HP, Toshiba and National Geographic. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something she is so adept at that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Before joining the site, her formidable hands-on abilities served her well as features editor for Practical Photography. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images.