Orlando Landscape Photography For Natural Art & Beautiful Places [2020]

Since the beginning, landscape photography was tough in Orlando, Florida, due to its geographical diversification. If you want to hire the best Orlando landscape photography with awesome clicks, then Kristina Bozanich is at your service 24/7.

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Location: Quiraing, Scotland; available for fine art purchase in shop

Landscape photography is the art of capturing places, caves, & nature within the world’s terrain and environment. Such topographies could be sometimes broad or even unbelievably small. Over the years, we have used a variety of resources to find the most famous spots and hidden gems.

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Bozanich Photography has traveled the world and photographed a variety of landscapes. With its home base now being Saint Cloud (a suburb just outside of Orlando), the business is continuously striving to capture Florida’s natural scenery, environment, and cityscapes artistically.

Requirements for a landscape photographer

Everyone has their start, whether it is their first brand new camera, or inheriting a used one. We recommend a camera with at least 24 megapixels to achieve standard quality photos for larger prints. Anything smaller will decrease the pixel dimensions and reduce the print size. Anything more significant will increase the resolution and printability.

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Location: Saint Cloud, FL, USA; available for fine art purchase in shop

Most photographers take photos with a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera). With newer technology, mirrorless cameras have also become a trend. Always do your research on the equipment specs before starting off. It helps to see just how much resolution you need, if you should go full-frame, etc.

Selling the Art

The most successful landscape photographers have a storefront gallery. They allow their clients to come in, view, and purchase the prints. However, this is a costly method since having a gallery will require owning or renting a building and paying for utilities. If you cannot afford a brick and mortar store, there are other methods to try:

Display your prints with pricing at other shops and locations. I once sat in a restaurant whose wall art was ultimately from one photographer. All photographs were available for purchase (you just had to get in direct contact with the photographer or manager of the restaurant).

Sell your art online. This is the route that I recommend for the least costly and most customizable. Steer your clients to an online shop so that they can quickly sift through your photos and determine what size and print type they want for their home. Although shopping online is not the same as physically seeing it, it is less costly. However, keep in mind, although you won’t be paying rent for a physical shop, you will have to pay a subscription for this online gallery service. I use SmugMug, which offers a multitude of print labs to choose from.

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Resources to find influencers

In discovering landscape photography, there are many resources that you can use to find influencers who love terrains. Here are some to consider:

1. Facebook Groups: There are hundreds of FB groups where you can find and meet influencers who love to take photographs of nature. Search for a group that is general enough for landscape photography in your region. Be specific to what you are searching (for example, abandoned places)

2. Local Workshop: Many search results include virtual events to provide advice and guidance before setting out to a destination. Often, local photographers will offer landscape photography workshops through their own business, like a Groupon or Living Social deal, or potentially through a tourism company. Do a local search to see what businesses are the most talented and reputable!

Answers

How much does a landscape photographer make?

Honestly, this is a loaded question. A landscape photographer may choose to do this type of photography just as a hobby. In such a case, they usually do not sell their work or much of it since it is not their primary profession. So, In this circumstance, they would be in the negative for the cost of equipment and travel.

However, if we are talking about a pro photographer, then this certainly changes things! Industry pros often have their own personal galleries. They are hired by major corporations (like National Geographic) and have the sales of their art being their primary income.

Therefore, landscape photographers can make a standard salary a year ~$40,000 and up into the big time (as much as $100,000s). This highly depends on commissions and proceeds that they receive. Being this successful in this type of art is not easy and takes many years of travel, marketing, and increased sales!

What makes a good landscape photo?

The best landscape photos will have the following key things as a basic principle of photography:

  1. Clarity - For clear photos, photographers need to pay attention to what they are shooting in order to get the focus just right. Are you photographing a waterfall? Clouds? Or just a valley? It is recommended to master manual focus to get the best photographs. If you plan on selling your art, customers and art enthusiasts can tell the difference between a blurry photo and one that has the right focus.
  2. Sharpness - This does not necessarily mean that all aspects of the photo are sharp, but mainly the right elements. When capturing a waterfall, choose to keep the shutter open longer to make the movement smooth and flowing. In addition, they often sharpen other aspects of the photo so the difference is noticeable. In general, think about how your picture will look on a larger scale! If it is sharp for a large-scale print, you’ve accomplished one of the basic principles.
  3. Alignment - Especially for any landscape photos with a horizon, you should pay attention to the alignment of your shot! If you are a pro, you may find it easier to line your camera with the horizon.
However, even the professionals check their alignment during post-processing to make sure the landscape is straight. Using a grid to compare the straight lines to the setting, you can rotate as many degrees as you need to. Ultimately, you would never want an accidentally misaligned horizon to be noticed (especially if you have paid lots of money to get it printed).

Other tips that make a great landscape photo depend on your scene-setting and your style. The most impressive photos often have amazing settings in terms of your angle, elevation, location, time of day, etc. For your style, this will largely be determined when you edit your photos. Are your images going to be vibrant, or black and white? Will you change the hue of the colors or make the image more cold or warm? These are just some of the questions you can ask yourself.

What is the best camera for landscape photography?

As a Sony lover, I recommend Sony Alpha products for technical reasons and for your pocket.

I started off with a Sony Alpha 6000 as my first REAL camera. This camera was about $600 back in 2015 and it included a kit with it. It was easy to bring traveling because of its lightweight body. The device has a wireless connection to a smartphone to transfer images with a variety of capabilities for photography.

Although this camera cannot capture the highest resolution as major pros do, it still delivers HD usage. I was able to beautifully capture Scotland cliffs using this camera. And now in my living room sits a 5 ft metal print - it is super sharp and vibrant!

Now, if you are more serious about spending the money, you can go up the ladder of Sony alphas. You can look into purchasing something more in the middle ground. Like the Sony Alpha 7’s or above that into the Sony alpha 7s and alpha 9’s.

What should I look for in landscape photography?

If you are an enthusiast, you’ll likely have a set of qualities in a photo that you love most. For me, I thoroughly enjoy a beautifully lit night photo with sparkling stars.

I also love seeing photos of places that I have been and places that I want to go to. My personal taste is to have vibrant and colorful landscape photos in my own home. I choose photos with lots of colors instead of greyscale to feature on my walls. For any image worth printing or buying, it must have the three basic principles talked about earlier.

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