Stunning Landscape Photos Are Just 20 Minutes Away with This Thorough Primer (VIDEO)

Whether you’re just beginning in landscape photography or consider yourself experienced, the video below is sure to improve your work. That’s because one of our favorite nature photography experts demonstrates 90% of what you need to know to capture stunning images of the great outdoors.

Mads Peter Iversen’s popular YouTube channel is devoted to inspirational, educational, and informative landscape photography tutorials, and this one is about as comprehensive as it gets. In just 20 minutes he covers everything from gear, settings, and filters to an overall “framework” for landscape photography.

Iverson has a “minimalist” style of image making, and he begins with a presentation of his unique approach, and a helpful introduction to the ins and outs of landscape photography for those just getting started. Then he demonstrates a number of tips that will point you in the right direction. After that, effort and practice is all it takes.

Like with any form of photography you’ll want to develop your own style, which is what the remaining 10 percent is all about. But that’s much easier to accomplish once you’ve nailed down the basics. Iversen explains the camera features he considers most important for nature and landscape photography, and he’s a fan of both DSLRs and mirrorless models. As you’ll see, there are various compromises to be made.

After getting cameras, lenses, and accessories out of the way, Iverson moves on to more technical shooting considerations. These include everything from properly configuring your camera, to composition, exposure techniques, and much more. So while we don’t promise you’ll become a landscape pro in just 20 minutes, after watching the video you’ll be much further along the path.

Be sure to visit Iverson’s YouTube channel for more helpful tutorials. And don’t miss our earlier story with common mistakes to avoid so you don’t botch your landscape photos.