Landscape Photography | Conquering the Camera Settings by Adam Karnacz

I travel to the Yorkshire Dales to capture some images and talk more about the camera settings I use for my landscape photography.

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Landscape Photography Settings

Understanding basic camera settings for landscape photography seems to be the key to people feeling confident with their camera. Once camera settings are mastered then the camera becomes and extension of you and we can start to really focus on getting the creative juices flowing. In this video I focus down onto the camera setting and explain my methods in more detail.

More than a Photography Tutorial

Since I started vlogging I have moved away from making photography tutorials for beginners. It has allowed me to simply document my work process and show you my methods. Along the way people have picked up photography tips and tricks. Having said that, people still want to know the practical techniques. Things like, how to shoot in manual mode on your DSLR or what is the exposure triangle, or more information about aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This is totally understandable and I think shooting in manual mode is something all photographers should aim for.

Info from the Real World 

This video aims to give you the information about how I do landscape photography settings, including my metering and focusing methods, whilst maintaining the real world vlog type feel. In the video I am in the Yorkshire Dales, visiting Ribblehead Viaduct and climb up a small portion of the Whernside mountain. 

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Snowdonia - Making a Landscape Photography Connection by Adam Karnacz

I travel to Snowdonia in North Wales to climb a mountain and connect with the area in this landscape photography vlog. 

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Photography in Snowdonia

This is my first dedicated photography trip to Snowdonia. I visited the area when I was a child but otherwise it is not an area that has ever drawn me in. It is a stunning landscape though. The Lake District is my photography home and is very different from Snowdonia. It is more rugged, craggy and brutal but no less impressive. 

Ups and Downs

Following the disappointing shoot in Anglesey last week I wanted to make a solid connection to this landscape. Understanding an area and making an emotional connection to the area is important to me. It allows me to gain an insight and start to tell the story of the area through the pictures that I capture. Sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't. Being an emotional photographer has its upsides and it downsides. Often it is better to be more stoic and level headed to allow you to overcome the challenges presented to you. Whilst I perform like this in many areas of life my photography is something different. I am very passionate about it so it leads to a series of ups and downs. This can be draining but when you are riding high, visit somewhere stunning, get the right conditions and start shooting; the results can be spectacular. 

Y Garn and the Devil's Kitchen

For this trip the conditions did not quite present themselves as perfect. It was a great trip, I got some good shots and managed to scout out the area for future landscape photography shoots. My day also included an epic mountain walk aiming for the top of Y Garn. It was a hard climb up a portion of mountain that I later discovered was aptly named, The Devils Kitchen.

Frustration in Anglesey - Landscape Photography Vlog by Adam Karnacz

My trip to North Wales begins in Anglesey with a search for some beautiful seascapes. Frustration reigns in this landscape photography vlog.

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In the video last week I talked about the landscape photography wave, where we travel through a natural process of ups and downs. During my day at the beach today I went through the full spectrum and experienced the highs and lows, all in one day. It was emotional and frustrating and the day didn't end as I had hoped. There are many occasions when the weather lets you down. This normally doesn't bother me but tonight it did. Everything was going so well and I was certain the weather was going to work out for me. Some unexpected sea haze arrived due to the extreme wind and the golden light I needed for the final shot just did not turn up. 

Despite my mood, the day was still enjoyable. The sunset never really came but the final image was good and it provides an excuse to return in future. Anglesey has some stunning coastline that is perfect for landscape photography. I didn't have much time there but it is clearly a stunning landscape even overrun by people in the summer months. 

I hope to return there the very near future to capture the sunset photography I was looking for.

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Riding the Landscape Photography Wave by Adam Karnacz

In this episode I witness a beautiful sunset when I travel to North Yorkshire and enjoy some of the beautiful heather on display. I go to a place I know very well to help me ride the landscape photography wave.

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The Wave

Landscape photography is like anything else in life. It has its ups and downs, lows and highs. On the video last week it was very emotional, I captured some amazing shots, met some incredible people and it was a big high. When you're on top, the only way is down and it's important not to see this as a negative but rather a natural movement in the wave of life and the photography process. At a time like this I there are two things I like to do with my landscape photography. The first option is to head off on an epic trip to somewhere amazing. I'll be doing that soon but it's not always possible. The second option is to come back to somewhere close to home or somewhere you know really well, slow it down and just enjoy the process. That's exactly what I've done today and I've come back to Roseberry Topping, just couple of miles from where I grew up.

Landscape Photography Workshop

I am also very proud to be launching my landscape photography workshops. Spend the day with me and retrace the steps from one of the First Man Photography vlogs and capture some of the finest scenery the UK has to offer. The workshops will be a brilliant day and my supportive and encouraging style, enthusiasm and knowledge will give you confidence with your camera and help you capture some incredible landscape images. Book your trip now and come along for the ride.

Sky of Fire and Aching Arms - Landscape Photography Vlog by Adam Karnacz

I travel to the Peak District and photograph one of the most amazing sunsets I have seen all year in this landscape photography vlog.

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The 'Why' of Photography

The why of photography is not something I have talked about very often. I have previously provided lots of practical tips that help with the ‘How’, but the ‘Why’ is probably more important. One thing I have mentioned on a number of previous videos is the wellbeing that landscape photography provides. Really, we are talking about the benefits to our mental health. Being outside, enjoying the fresh air, in beautiful places, getting exercise and creating our artwork provides an incredibly positive feeling. This is part of the reason why I do landscape photography and it seems to be true for many others.

Humbled by the stories

I am now in this honoured position where people have started contacting me and letting me know they have lost loved ones and sharing stories of key moments in their life. They describe how shooting landscape photography and watching landscape vlogs provides them with some welcome escapism and positivity. When I started landscape photography I was far from being a professional. It was a hobby that i simply loved. It provided an opportunity and a reason to get out and explore, and really observe the world around me. It became an island and a retreat from modern life and still to this day it leaves me feeling better, more motivated, more positive, healthier and happier

Giving Something Back

Creating these vlogs has been an incredible experience and as my audience on YouTube has grown I have really been enjoying interacting with many of you. When Jason contacted me recently and shared his story that they had lost their baby late in the pregnancy, it really struck a cord with me. Especially since they had entered into a huge landscape photography project to raise money for the charities that helped them. It has also become a large part of the healing process for them and I found that particular inspiring. I wanted more people to hear that message and their story.

73in73 Landscape Photography Challenge

It was a great pleasure meeting Jason and Tracey and I hope you will check out their website and subscribe to the 73in73 youtube channel and follow their landscape photography challenge. Our day together finished with the most incredible sunset I have seen all year. A stunning rainbow also appeared against a pink sky behind us. It was a very poignant moment for us all and felt very special.

Castles, Sunsets and Planning Your Landscape Photography by Adam Karnacz

I head to the Northumberland coastline to capture a castle and a beautiful sunset on the beach. I also talk about the importance of planning in this landscape photography vlog.

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Back shooting landscape photography

Having recovered from my back injury (kind of….) I head out again to capture some landscape photography. This week I sneak away from the family holiday to shoot a few compositions on the Northumberland coastline, a truly beautiful part of the world. 

Planning a shoot

Planning is an essential part of landscape photography and a solid plan will help to take your shoots and your photographs to the next level. Over the last couple of years I have developed a strategy that has worked for me as I have travelled around the country shooting some of the best landscape photography of my career. I have also been creating these photography vlogs so it's been important to plan carefully to avoid wasting any time.

Where am I going?

My planning nearly always begins with selecting a location. I will then try to narrow it down and figure out where the compositions will be that I am looking to capture. Google maps is my first tool but I will also look at other photographers work. Once I know a composition exists though I will stop looking at others work so when I get there I am using my own vision and creating my own original artwork. 

Time

The next stage is thinking about the time you are going to attend. What season? When will the sun be in the right position? Sunrise or sunset? The PhotoPills app is very helpful in landscape photography planning giving you a plethora of tools for several aspects of planning stage.

The weather person says.......

I also think about people, I am obsessed with the weather forecast, I check tide times, I do journey planners, I think about the gear I will need, the clothing I will where, what food I will need, what safety equipment etc etc. The list goes on.

Many people will head out with there camera with no plan whatsoever. This is perfectly ok and something I often do too. However, planning can really help you take your work to the next level. It is your plan. Remember, you are free to change it, ignore it or stick to it as you see fit.

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Rise Above it for a New Perspective - Landscape Photography Vlog by Adam Karnacz

A Blencathra Adventure

This week I climb the mighty mountain of Blencathra in the Lake District. A tough but rewarding climb followed by an interesting sunset in this landscape photography vlog.

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Despite my numerous visits to the Lake District in the past I have never climbed Blencathra. It sits proudly on the North Eastern edge of the Lakes like a mighty gate-keeper. There are numerous ways to summit the mountain. I choose the hardest path aiming to capture the drama of this mountain.

Beautful Weather, Tricky for Photography

The weather was absolutely beautiful and hot, making the climb difficult and the photography conditions even harder. Capturing great landscape photography in conditions where there is nothing but blue skies is tough. Faced with harsh light and huge contrast, it’s important to get in the right spot and think creatively. This is where black and white photography can be very effective, especially when you work a composition that is full of interesting tones. 

Shooting in Company

Recently I have been fully enjoying creating the films in company with a friend. Today I headed out with my friend Paddy who is an experienced walker and explorer. He also has a van called Christopher and he has recently launched a new Instagram account to chronicle his adventures. See the link above.

The Sunset Moment 

At the end of the day we headed down the mountain for a sunset shot. We made it with minutes to spare just as the sun dipped behind the mountains. I had picked out a little spot by a small body of water called Tewet Tarn. The area was thick with midges and, whilst I would normally avoid this, today I had no choice. I wanted the shot. In the end I captured an image to finish off the story of my day and Blencathra. A fire had also been raging during out decent. The smoke filled the Derwent valley and created some interest in the sky that made for a decent time lapse at the end. All in all, a great day of landscape photography.

Caught in a Lightning Storm - Landscape and Wildlife Photography Vlog by Adam Karnacz

Another photographic adventure that ends in some extreme photographic conditions. I start the day in Bempton Cliffs capturing some birds in flight and finish the day in Flamborough in a lightning storm. A Wildlife photography and landscape photography vlog.

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Landscape and Wildlife Photography

After many people enjoyed my vlog the other week that incorporated both landscape photography and wildlife photography I decided I would do it again. This time the day was to start RSPB Bempton Cliffs where there was a perfect opportunity to photograph some amazing Gannets on the Yorkshire coast cliffs. 

Shooting the Gannets

I started with a rough plan to capture one bird in flight and also a portrait style shot of the bird sitting in, or near to, the nest. Gannets are relatively rare but in this location, at this time of year there are splendid, and numerous, opportunities to capture some good images. I managed to position myself for a few good compositions and came away with everything I needed.

Flamborough Head

Once we left Bempton, Lyle and I travelled a few miles South down the coast to the spectacular Flamborough Head. After a quick refuelling on some fish and chips we headed back out to capture some Landscape Photography. We had just enough time to get the DJI Mavic Pro drone up before the weather moved in. The British weather can never be relied upon, even in July and today was no different. The down pour started moments after the drone had landed and got progressively worse. At this point it was still forecast to clear up so we held out, hoping for clearer skies at sunset time. It never came. What did come was a pretty large lightning storm.

The big finish

In the vlogs it is important to finish with a good image. Whilst this is often not the reality of a landscape photography shoot, it produces a much more satisfying climax to the film for me, and i think, for the audience. With this in mind, I was determined to get a great shot to finish with. I knew it was not going to be easy. With the total lack of interesting light and the fast approaching lightning, I had to work very fast and hard to find an interesting shot. Using the lighthouse as the focal point of my composition, I finished the day on a high, albeit a very wet one.

Saftey in a Lightning Storm

SAFTEY NOTICE - Lightning storms can be dangerous, especially in exposed landscapes. I, in no way recommend that you go out shooting in such conditions.  Please be safe when shooting landscape photography.

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Two Landscape Photographers are Better than One by Adam Karnacz

A landscape photography YouTube collaboration

I travel to the Lake District to take a special guest up a mountain in this landscape photography vlog collaboration. 

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Shooting landscape photography often attracts the kind of person who is not afraid to be alone. Solitude is embraced and a sense of wellbeing arises from the time to ponder, to reflect and to review your current situation in life. Positive as this is, loneliness can easily sneak up on you so it's important to share your passion and talk about what you love. There is no better way to so thisthan to head out on a photography trip with friends or like minded people. It is one of life's true pleasures. Heading out on a shoot with other people is very beneficial. You can learn from each other, see how others work and talk about landscape photography all day long. Your skills will definitely improve. 

Reaching out

With this in mind I had wanted to do a YouTube collaboration for a while. I had been reaching out to numerous different people to try and make things happen (some will still happen) but arranging a get together is easier said than done. So when Andrew Marr contacted me saying he was heading over to the UK I knew something had to happen. Andrew is a talented landscape photographer from Australia and has been creating photography vlogs for nearly a year. His calming presence and thoughtful compositions have earned him a loyal following from around the world. We quickly realised our schedules were going to match nicely so we took the opportunity to meet up and go on a shoot together.

The Aussie connection

The day was absolutely brilliant and we spent the entire time talking landscape photography, YouTube, a bit of cricket and getting to know each other. It was a truly rewarding experience and I hope to repeat it soon. Both with other YouTubers and landscape photographers but also to make the return journey to Australia at some point. I would love to capture some sunset photography on those amazing Australian beaches. 

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Landscape Photography and Wildlife Adventure in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders by Adam Karnacz

An epic adventure exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders in search of some stunning landscape photography. I also head over to the Farne Islands to see the puffins and capture some wildlife photography.

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Biggest landscape photography vlog yet

In one of my biggest landscape photography blogs yet I head up to Northumberland to visit the Farne Islands and capture some puffins in their seasonal visit to the area. 

The Farne Islands

The day started out in the small seaside town of Seahouses where we picked up one the boat tours run by Serenity Boats. They are friendly and helpful and especially accommodating to photographers. I was with Lyle McCalmont again today, my good friend from Wildscape Photography. We headed over to Inner Farne where Serenity left us on the island to capture our wildlife photography. I had three shots that I wanted to capture, a mixture of portraits and birds in flight. If you are interested in capturing birds in flight I have done a photography tutorial previously on how to do it.

A DJI Mavic Pro Drone???

The boat then returned to Seahouses where the day then became about landscape photography. We had two locations in the plan for the afternoon. The first was a secluded cove where the would be an opportunity to capture a beautiful waterfall and some nice woodland photography. Lyle also brought his DJI Mavic pro along for the journey to add some aerial footage to this video. It was fun to see how to properly fly a drone. 

St Abbs

The next stop was one of the finest spots I have ever been to to capture some landscape photography. We crossed into Scotland to visit the cliffs near the small town of St Abbs. They are staggeringly large and beautiful and I was almost lost for words. They provide a perfect opportunity to capture some stunning landscape photography compositions and I hope that I achieved that. I took three photographs that you can see in the video. The weather was also very kind and held out for a remarkable sunset moment. Most definitely a landscape photography blog to remember.

Landscape Photography - Tough day at the office by Adam Karnacz

Not every day can be perfect. I struggle with high winds, driving rain and unpredictable conditions in this landscape photography vlog. 

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Of to North Yorkshire

In this episode I travel to Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire with the aim of having a more relaxed day of landscape photography. I set out in beautiful conditions that were perfect for some stunning sunset photography. 

Landscape Photography in Spring

The weather has been pretty good to me during the Spring. If one thing is certain though, it's that British weather never fails to disappoint before too long. Even when the forecast is bright, things can change quickly for the worse. That's exactly what happened in this trip. I set off with bright sunshine, warm temperatures and perfect photography conditions. On arrival, an hour up the road, it was grey, cold and wet. Very disappointing. 

Never one to give up, I took off hoping to find a gap in the weather. A landscape photography tutorial may teach about ideal weather or lighting conditions but good photography can be captured in any weather. Often great photography conditions can appear momentarily when the weather turns. You just have to be there to capture it, that's half the challenge with outdoor photography. 

Making the best of your outdoor photography

In what proved to be a very difficult, and slightly unpleasant, day of landscape photography I still managed to create 2-3 strong photographs. After being in these landscapes, the wellbeing always follows the effort of a good walk and it is always worth staying out and persevering. It is one of the simple photography tips and techniques but actually getting up off the sofa and out the door is easier said than done. 

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Landscape Photography - Driving rain, gale force winds, and a race against the clock by Adam Karnacz

Driving rain, gale force winds, and a race against the clock stand in my way of capturing a dramatic sunset in this landscape photography vlog. 

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In this week's landscape photography vlog I head back to North Yorkshire, close to where I grew up, to capture the famous Teesside landmark of Roseberry Topping. 

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Recent landscape photography vlogs have seen me enjoying some pretty good weather. Since I hurt my back, the weather has been really poor. Today I decided to head out and brave the conditions in the hope of some great sunset photography. Sometimes when the weather forecast indicates a slight improvement at the end of the day, it can mean something spectacular. 

Challenges

For this trip I set off late in the day and also got held up in traffic. It created and unintended race against the clock to shoot the photography vlog, capture some images and be in position for the sunset. My aim was to climb up Roseberry Topping, capture a couple of images and be over to a second location in time for some sunset photography. 

Roseberry Topping

Despite the challenges the day ended with a spectacular image of Roseberry Topping. The iconic hill and surrounding landscape were bathed in golden light for a few moments as the sun found a gap between the clouds. I took my moment, having already composed, and created a photograph that I am proud of. Great reward for a challenging day of shooting.

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Landscape Photography - Q&A by Adam Karnacz

I answer some landscape photography questions and a few personal ones too.

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In this slightly unplanned video I sit down and answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive. There are landscape photography related questions and a few related to more personal matters.

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Landscape Photography - ND Grads vs Bracketing by Adam Karnacz

Which is best? ND Graduated filters or bracketing. I head to a remote reservoir in Yorkshire to test out both landscape photography techniques.

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In this video I aim to find out if using physical ND grads is better than using the bracketing or HDR technique. 

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It is an issue I have been thinking about for a while. Partly because I often see photographers running workshops and convincing beginners that they need ND grad filters and then selling them a nice set of Lee Filters. In many cases people are people misled and I do not believe they are required thanks to the ability to use the bracketing technique. 

This is not really a tutorial of how to use bracketing or ND grads but I do have other videos on the channel that will help you out. See the links in the video. I have been using bracketing for the last few years and have increasingly not bothered with the ND Grads. However I felt it was not time to test out this photography technique and see if it was true.

Bracketing is not cheating

Many people seem to think that bracketing and/or HDR photography is cheating. They make claims like you should, ‘get it right in camera’. I do not buy into this. Ansel Adams said there are three parts to making a photograph. Firstly, it requires your visualisation of the scene and capturing it in the camera. The second part is the post-processing, the darkroom in his day and, usually in Lightroom today. Thirdly is the print. There is no such thing as an unprocessed image. A raw file is simply a digital negative that requires the addition of some processing to make it into anything other than a lifeless, flat image. If you shoot jpeg then the camera is doing the post-processing for you by adding contrast, saturation and sharpness. We only get into realms of cheating when we start to actually adjust the landscape itself, with techniques like cloning and patching etc. Post-processing therefore, is an equal part of the artistic process and bracketing and HDR are included within this.

ND Graduated filters

There is nothing wrong with using Graduated Filters. If you choose to use them after some experience of creating landscape photography then I fully respect that. Personally though I believe they no longer serve a purpose. Given there significant cost, it is always worth people trying bracketing first. Even a single image, with a modern day camera like the Canon 5D Mark IV, will often contain so much dynamic range that using a software ND grad will be just as effective as the physical filter. Once you add in the bracketing technique of shooting multiple shots (usually 3) with difference exposures it makes the physical filter redundant.

Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons to using ND Grads. The pro’s are that you can get more right in the camera and be able to see, at the time of shooting, something closer to your final image. The cons are greater. They are a faff to use, they are expensive and take up more room in your bag. Bracketing on the other hand is done with no additional cost, it is easy and gives much greater control of exposure in post-processing.

Whilst the test in the video is made by looking at only one image it has only served to confirm my beliefs that physical ND grads are not required. If you choose to use them then I totally appreciate that but bracketing is definitely worth a try. It is not cheating. Processing of bracketed shots can be done using HDR or layer masking and both can work very well in the right situation. 

Mountain Views and Getting Back to Basics - Landscape Photography Vlog by Adam Karnacz

Back to Basics

Stunning sunset photography, mountain views, and a visit to the Lake District all feature in this landscape photography vlog that sees me get back to basics.

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In this Landscape photography vlog I recover from the recent challenges and get back to basics with a trip to the English Lake District. I climb a mountain, live in hope of the right weather and capture some stunning sunset photography. 

Special Landscape Photography Days

Days when you capture your best landscape photography are rare. It provides frustrations and anguish on a regular basis but when things go right, it is very very special. You have the composition, the light comes good and you shoot an image to be proud of. It is because this does not happen every day that it becomes so special. All the struggles and learning suddenly become worth it.

Long Spring Evenings

Making the most of the longer Spring days I headed across to the Lake District late in the day to climb Wall Crag overlooking Derwent Water. What a landscape photography tutorial often ignores is that climbing up mountains and hills is not easy for many people. I am included in this at the moment due to dreadful fitness. I stated a long time ago that I would address this problem. I haven't yet. I must.

Stunning Mountain View

When i made to the top I was welcomed with a stunning view. I played around with several compositions and settled on one that included some of the crag in foreground. One of my favourite landscape photography techniques is to use bracketing instead of ND grad filters. I prefer this for a number of reasons, and will be making a video about this soon, but it ensures I don't miss the big sunset moment.

It turned into an incredible day with a feeling of wellbeing that is difficult to match. I also captured an image I am proud of. Hit the link above to buy a limited edition print of the work.

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Landscape Photography Vlog - Bluebells, infrared and dog wee troubles by Adam Karnacz

My troubles continue as a dog does a wee on my bag whilst shooting some infrared photography. I also capture some woodland bluebells in this landscape photography vlog.

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 I travel to Hardcastle Crags in West Yorkshire in today’sepisode in search of some Spring time bluebells. Having not been to the areabefore I was again going to have to work fast to find the right composition,making the most of the available morning light. I also visit Gibson’s Mill, aniconic mill that has been the subject of several other photographers over the years.

Infrared Photography  

I also set out with the intention of shooting some infrared photography. If you have not tried this before I have an infrared landscapephotography tutorial that should be able to help you out. It can be shot usingany normal DSLR with the addition of a Hoya R72 infrared filter. I intend toshoot some infrared related vlogs in the coming weeks as it is best shot duringthe middle of the day when the sun is at it’s brightest. This means you cankeep shooting all day long making best use of the light.

Photography Challenges

Sadly today things did not going according to plan. Havingtravelled to my second location of the day I was set up when a dog ran towards thecamera that was dangerously close to cnal. I rushed to protect it but the dogran over to my bag and decided to mark it with it’s scent. See the video forthe full rant but the owners reaction was underwhelming and meant I had to shutthe shoot down to clean my F-stop Sukha bag.

These things are sent to challenge us though and shooting landscapephotography is very rarely easy. I am hoping for things to start going my wayagain soon though.

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Landscape Photography - Struggling through a shoot and finding a sunset by Adam Karnacz

I grind it out through a strange mood and a difficult shoot on this landscape photography vlog. I travel to Arnside and Silverdale and end the day with a stunning 

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Following the publication of a recent video I have had a few comments from other landscape vloggers saying that I make this look easy. I promise you it is not. Shooting footage and stills at the same time is hard. With so much to think about it is tough to get it right on every occasion. On this trip I was extremely tired and feeling a little low and it meant mistakes started to creep into my work.

This was not the end of the world though and pushing through and creating something is always better than sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself and creating nothing. Despite the errors, like forgetting filters, missing shots, some questionable video focus and others; I did mange to capture a couple of good shots and two great time lapses. Feeding the footage into the editing room also produced a good video so it a good lesson that you should never give up. I'm glad I didn't.  

Arnside and Silverdale

Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty really lives up to its name. There is some stunning coast line to see and a really interesting expanse of sand that only gets to see the sea during very high tides. It makes the area around Morecambe Bay particularly dangerous with sirens and numerous signs in place to keeps people safe. It also makes for some interesting photography. I captured one shot of the vast expanse of sand with some beautiful golden light shining of the salty residue on the surface of the clay like sand. It made for a really inserting contrast of tones. 

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Landscape Photography Vlog – Loving it in the Lake District by Adam Karnacz

Lake District Landscape Photography

I travel to Rydal Water in the Lake District in this landscape photography vlog. There are stunning views from the top of Loughrigg Fell and some changeable lighting conditions.

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The Lake District

I am utterly convinced that the Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It can have a full years worth of weather in one day and photography conditions to match. It would be easy to spend the rest of your life capturing the scenes it has to offer. I am very aware I am lucky to have it on my door step. I definitely do not take all the amazing photography compositions it provides for granted. Having spent 10 years in London, with limited landscape photography, I am now making up for lost time.

My last visit to the Lakes was in January so it was good to get back, especially as we are now in the Spring with the slightly better weather and longer days. On this trip I visited Rydal Water and climbed Loughrigg Fell. The walk goes past Rydal caves providing an interesting twist on the normal landscape photography.

Rydal Water

The day ended back at Rydal water with some beautiful golden light. The weather did not play out exactly as I would have liked but was still an excellent day. New lessons learned, new moments experienced and another fantastic boost to my wellbeing.

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Landscape Photography - Sunset in the Yorkshire Dales by adamkarnacz@me.com

Landscape Photography at Grimwith Reservoir

I visit Grimwith Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales in this landscape photography vlog. There are panoramas, sunsets and some beautiful golden light.

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Getting out and taking pictures of beautiful scenes is one of life's great pleasures. You can sit at home and watch a landscape photography tutorial but there is simply no substitute to getting off your backside and heading into the great outdoors. It is always a learning experience. Since creating these vlogs I have been going out more than ever and my recent learnings have been around the anticipation of how the weather and the light will develop as the day progresses. There is obviously a massive element of luck when it comes to the weather but every little observation and bit of experience you gather will add to your overall expertise.

Documenting the journey

It has been an interesting experience documenting my work in this way. The story of my day is all built around the images. Without the photographs there is no vlog (although I will be vlogging some of my other business activities at some point). This adds extra pressure to capture good images with the weekly video deadline ever looming. In the past I would often go out and return home empty handed when the weather did not play ball or my composition was not quite right. Now though, I am simply putting everything out - the good, the bad and the ugly. It has been fascinating seeing the reaction.

People clearly value truth and honesty and I am laying myself bare for all to see. However on several occasions people have loved the images. I simply would not have published previously. Whilst people are often quick to praise, the analytics afforded by social media really helps to back up this feedback. Enjoy the process, create the work, put it out and let people decide what they like. Trust in your talents and do not waste time criticising yourself.

Grimwith Reservoir

Grimwith Reservoir is the largest body of water in the Yorkshire Dales and was extended to it's current size in the early 1980's. It is now a beautiful location and important area for some of the local bird life. It is also a particularly remote and unforgiving landscape and high winds are the norm. On this occasion though the sun was out and made for a very pleasant Spring walk.

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Landscape Photography - Chasing the light along Hadrian’s Wall by adamkarnacz@me.com

Chasing the golden light

I travel to the famous Roman Wall in this landscape photography vlog to capture some long exposures and beautiful golden light.

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Hadiran’s Wall is an excellent destination for landscape photography. There are numerous compositions waiting to be photographed. One such image is the Sycamore Tree made famous by the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I use some long exposure photography to really make the best of a popular composition.

Although the weather for the day started out well it became very changeable as the day progressed. This resulted in some frantic moments as I chased the light along the wall to make best use of the golden colour in the right composition.

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