LPM Articles By: Mike Bell

Location Planning

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A successful landscape photography shoot requires planning, preparation and meticulous technique. Mike Bell shares his knowledge on location planning

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Focusing & Depth of Field

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Is it wise to focus a third in the scene and hope for the best, or wiser to employ the classic DOF technique? Mike Bell analyses all focusing techniques

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Beginners’ Guide to Sensor Size

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Sensor size, large format vs full format vs APS-C. Does it matter? Is bigger better when it comes to sensor size? What are the costs? Mike Bell discusses

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Beginners Guide to Tripod Choice

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A good tripod is an essential part of landscape photography, but which one do you choose? Mike Bell offers some excellent advice

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Beginners Guide to White Balance

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One of the most valuable benefits of shooting in RAW instead of jpeg mode for landscape photographers, is the ability to alter white balance afterwards

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Beginners’ Guide to RAW Format

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A RAW file contains the unprocessed and uncompressed data from every pixel on the sensor. Mike Bell explains the pros of capturing images in RAW format.

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Photographing The Bolivian Altiplano

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Mike Bell explains why a photographic trip to the Bolivian Altiplano is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any travelling landscape photographer.

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Beginners’ Guide to Histogram

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Mike Bell explains the best exposure techniques for landscape photographers and reveals how to use the histogram for best results.

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Beginners Guide To Exposure

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Mike Bell reveals how to choose the correct exposure for a scene and why allowing your camera to choose for you might not result in the best photographs.

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Beginners Guide To ISO Choice

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This month Mike Bell explains the important role that ISO choice plays in optimising the quality of your landscape photography.

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Beginners Guide to Shutter Speed

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This month Mike Bell explains all we need to know about shutter speed in landscape photography.

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Photographing Torres del Paine

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Mike Bell guides us through his photographic journey to the stunning landscape of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.

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Beginners Guide To Aperture Choice

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Starting this month, we are recreating our old beginners’ guide articles by adding fresh content and images. Mike Bell begins this new series with aperture.

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Photographing Raasay In Winter

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Isle of Skye is one of the best destinations in Scotland for landscape photography. Its neighbour Raasay is equally photogenic and full of opportunities.

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Photopills App Review

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Most landscape photographers use The Photographer’s Ephemeris app. Now, there is a new app that can do a lot more but, is Photopills worth the hype?

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A Guide To Using Tilt And Shift Lenses

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Article written by Mike Bell that explains how to use Tilt and Shift lenses on a DSLR camera

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A Guide To Live View

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Mike Bell is taking us through some powerful reasons for using “Live View” in landscape photography

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Beginner’s Guide: Location Shooting

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All you need to know about location shooting, beginner’s article by Mike Bell.

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Beginner’s Guide: Choosing Lenses

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Finding it too hard to choose the correct lenses for landscape photography? Mike Bell explains what you need to know in full detail.

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Beginner’s Guide: Focusing Technique

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Full explanation on focusing technique, including hyperfocal distance and circle of confusion by Mike Bell.

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Beginner’s Guide: ND Graduated Filters

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Mike Bell explains all we need to know about neutral density graduated filters and how to use them in landscape photography.

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