12 Stunning Landscape Photography Examples

When you’re just learning about landscape photography, using basic photography techniques is so important.

These landscape photography examples beautifully illustrate a variety of compositional techniques.

landscape photography photo examples

If you’re wondering what the best cameras for landscape photography are, keep in mind you can take fantastic photos with DSLR cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, and even your camera phone!

The important thing is to understand and use the composition techniques to capture the scene that provides interest and draws the viewer in to the image.

Keep reading to see examples of landscape photos and the various techniques used to capture the scene. This will help you as you go out to take your own landscape photos.

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Camera Gear for Landscape Photography

  • Tripod: take a look at these compact and lightweight travel tripods!
  • Camera Bag: protect your camera from sand and water → We use Lowepro camera backpacks for outdoor photography.
  • Neutral density filter: to compensate for variance of light you’ll need to use a neutral density filter. → Check out the Kase magnetic filters we use!
  • Camera cleaning kit: remove dust or water that WILL get on your lens. NOTE: this is not for cleaning the sensor.  
  • Memory cards: purchase name brand memory cards since you’re trusting your images to the card! → We use Lexar and Sandisk!
  • External hard drive: copy photos to a portable external hard drive ‘just in case’. 
  • Headlamp: use when taking sunrise and sunset photos!

Camera Gear at B&H Photo

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What is Landscape Photography?

A brief definition of landscape photography is a genre of photography that captures natural landscapes: land, sky and water.

Photography of farm fields, orchards, and gardens may be considered landscape photography as well.

Even the presence of buildings, roads, bridges or sculptures may be included in the landscape scene.

AMAZON Landscape Photography Books:

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Landscape Photography Examples

Take a look at these images of landscapes shared by members of our Facebook Group, Your Photography Journey.

We’ll note various techniques used to capture the landscape scenes that might help you as you go out to take your own landscape photos.

Why Horizon Line is Important

Horseshoe Bend landscape photography
Photo Credit: Karen Rutkowski

Using Foreground, Midground & Background

landscape photography using foreground, midground and background
Photo Credit: Roy Goldsberry

Landscape Photography Ideas Using Layers

mountain landscape scene
Photo Credit: Enna Ehm Yala

Fill the Frame Photography Technique

Yosemite National Park landscape photo
Photo Credit: Photos by Claire

Part of the Whole Photo Ideas

hoodoos at Bryce Canyon
Photo Credit: David Joyner

How to Photograph Reflections in Water

Landscape photography of windmills reflected in water
Photo Credit: Alfredo Cruz

How to Photograph Waterfalls & Rivers

small waterfall landscape photo
Photo Credit: David Joyner

Using Mood in Photography

Desert landscape scene with a cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Kevin Dobo

Blue Hour & Golden Hour Photography Tips

golden hour landscape scene
Photo Credit: Tony Kendrick

Scale Photography Ideas

golden light at sunset at Utah Lake with 3 people in the distance along the shore
Photo Credit: Kevin Hehl

Subject Photography Ideas

landscape photography scene with an old structure
Photo Credit: William Holmes

Long Exposure and Motion Blur Photo Ideas

cityscape at night
Photo Credit: Dave Miller

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