What are the best camera settings for landscape photography? This is a question often asked by people just getting into landscape photography. This is a hard question to answer as there are not “perfect” settings.
That is the beauty of shooting in manual mode, you can completely control your camera, therefore you can control the entire scene. These settings are a good starting point for anyone that is into landscape photography and does not know where to start. I live by these settings and when in doubt, this is where I go.
How I came up with the best camera settings for landscape photography was by pure trial and error. The more I experiment with the light, the elements and my camera settings, the more I come back to these particular settings.
These settings will get you started on the right foot. If you have ever wondered what the best camera settings for landscape photography are, then this video will clear things up. Always remember to experiment and think outside the box. Imagine the photo before clicking the shutter and try to put that image on film. (digital now a days)
Ansel Adams once said “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” I could not agree more with this quote. It is only when all the elements come together and you happened to be there that the magic will happen.
For me, that was yesterday. It all happened so fast, but when it was all said and done, it was perfect. Top that off by an awesome circle of friends to share that moment with, and you have the perfect recipe for awesomeness.
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Where is the Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe located? The Lake Tahoe Bonsai Rock location is exactly one mile south of Sand Harbor Beach. This place is incredible, it’s a bit of a steep climb down and up but nothing a decent pair of sneakers can’t handle. It’s about a 5-minute hike if you walk slow. This is one of the most photographed places in Lake Tahoe and when you get there you will see why. (see map below at the bottom of the page).
It’s a good idea to get here about 45 minutes before the sun sets so you can scope out a good spot to shoot from and also get some good day shots, or simply to enjoy its beauty. If you have more time I suggest you go check out Sand Harbor Beach, but you might get stuck there, it’s that good :)
This is my favorite photo I of the Bonsai Rock. When I shot it I had the biggest grin on my face, not only because I knew I was getting a great shot, but simply because I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes.
When you get there you are guaranteed to run into other photographers, usually, there will be one or 2 setting up or simply enjoying the scenery.
I always find it a bit crazy when photographers leave after the sun sets. Make sure you stay for the blue hour and get some night shots, I mean this are some of the best photos you can possibly get, so be sure and stay a while.
Bonsai Rock Lake Tahoe Address
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