Landscape Photographers Art is an appropriate name for this guy who has been a National Geographic photographer for many years now. His website is well worth a browse. Ian is a very popular professional photographer who has some beautiful work, this site is well worth a look. Peter isn’t just a good landscaper but a thrifty businessman who can boast selling the world’s most expensive photo for $6,5 million. Similar marketing concept as Peter Lik but nonetheless well worth a visit. National Geographic togger, need I say more? I visited Richards Gallery in Oban  and was amazed at the quality and print size that is possible with a field camera. Joe is indisputedly one of the best known in England. A personal favourite of mine, super pics and a nice website to boot. Nice material, from industrial and natural from the UK. If you like rugged shoreline and sunsets, this is for you. Another gem from the UK, Alex has some lovely work. Moose is one of the all time greats of Canadian landscape work, shoots some good aircraft too. Marc has some of the most beautiful imagery I have ever seen, simple mind blowing stuff. Some beautiful imagery out of the USA. Justin is an internationally acclaimed nature photographer who lives in Seattle, WA. Daniel has some truely amazing architectural material, especially from Dubai and Singapore. A very well presented website, Gary has specialized in all things nature especially Yosemite NP in California. I visited Alans gallery in Broadford on the Isle of Skye last year and was quite jealous of his middle format analogue work I must admit. Jimmy is a 100% photographer who travels the world constantly and a guy that shares his craft with others through a very interesting blog and many tutorials for blending techniques and HDR photography. Some absolutely amazing extreme weather photography from Slowakia born Marko. Greg has some beautiful imagery but what makes him special is his plugin for photoshop that utilizes Luminosity masking called Lumenzia, check it out. Serge lives and works in Paris and has a good following on Youtube due to his numerous Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, well worth a look if you need help and tips for these most important pieces of software. Arcticphoto is a gallery situated in the heart of Reykjavik presenting some very nice work with a website full of interesting tours, a blog and inspiration. Elia Locardi is a very good landscape photographer who has given up almost everything of a normal life to pursue his dream. He has established himself very well with many interesting videos on Youtube & particularly with an extravagant video tutorial series in cooperation with another Youtube great, Fstoppers. Stefan is a young photographer from Switzerland who has in such a short time seen much of the world through his viewfinder. Not only that he has some beautiful images shot with a drone. Born in Moscow, Dmitry has covered 112 countries to date & has won many photo awards making him a very popular photographer with over 1 million visitors attending his 5 exhibitions so far. Vadim is an Art Director & Web Designer who through his creative talent has earnt a reputation for punchy landscape & cityscape work. Clint Burkinshaw, a photographer originating from South Australia has a very distinctive style of landscape photography using quite a bit of postprocessing to achieve his way of seeing things & I must admit I find the results inspiring.

Landscape Photography by Gavin Hardcastle

Gavin is a VERY professional outdoor photographer (so he says) who was nominated as LPOTY in 2017. No, sorry, that’s rubbish, he swapped a toilet-roll with Adam Gibbs for the trophy, blackmail is what they call it I think :D But seriously I have watched every single Youtube clip from Gavin as his channel is not only very entertaining but full of good advice too. His trips with fellow photographers  Adam Gibbs, Thomas Heaton & Michael Shainblum are epic, I’m still wiping away the tears of joy. Keep it up Gavin.  Nick is from a small town in South Eastern Washington state. He hosts “the Landscape Photography Podcast, is a workshop instructor, pro photographer, & history nerd. Need I say that Nick is a pro & his work is excellent. Calling himself a bit of a light snob, this is very evident in the quality of his imagery. Don’t forget to check-out his Youtube channel too I must say that Adams Website just doesn’t do his work justice I’m afraid but nonetheless worth taking a butchers. He too is a full blooded pro who is also present in Youtube For me personally though Adam really comes to life when he accompanies Gavin Hardcastle on his channel travelling to the Faroe Islands or Vancouver Island in British Columbia. 


Thomas says he is an introvert but this need not be a disadvantage as a landscape photographer. On the contrary it lets one dive deep into the natural habitat where you are to concentrate on getting “The shot”. Thomas is also one of the Hardcastle gang, guest starring in a number of Gavin’s travel workshops.  He too appears in his own Youtube channel After a 30 second heart failure back in 2016 Nigel decided to reconsider his lifestyle giving up his 9 to 5 job in favour of a camera & the big outdoors. This was obviously a very good idea indeed. Besides proving to be a very good photographer Nigel is also an avid Youtuber

Wildlife Photographers Undisputably one of the best wildlife photographers today. A good mate & colleague of mine with real talent & lots of patience. Michael, a Hamburg based photographer has seen a lot a the world & shot many exciting locations & wildlife. His Polar Bear pictures are legendary as are his shots from the air documenting the textures our landscapes portray. Stefano originates from the mountainous Northwestern region of Italy & has spent many years shooting wildlife imagery worldwide. At present he is living a year on the arctic island of Svalbard to document the climatic change that is taking place there. Charlie is a National Geographic photographer, need I say more? Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Nicklen captures the imagination of a global audience.

Macro Photographers Caroline is a photographer who has specialized in all things Still Life be it Jewellery, food, interiors or floral themes and lives and works in Munich.

Panorama Photographers These guys are pioneers and have some of the most innovative panorama material on the web. Probably the best collection of panorama QTVR galleries world wide. A comprehensive site with hundreds of 360° panoramas from all corners of the globe many as video panos & stereoscopic. Another website with a comprehensive selection of inspiring panorama material.

Timelapse Photographers This is a timelapse simulation from the newly released Grand Theft Auto 5 computer game, pretty impressive. Generally, a landscape toggers website but with additional timelapse film gallery. Rob is a master of his craft, you just have to look at this stuff, it is truely amazing. At present in the development phase but hopefully available in the near future Enlaps is a complete solution to all Timelapse photography needs. I have been watching a lot of Youtube videos recently & after coming across some hilarious films from  Yorkshireman Gavin Hardcastle who has made some good footage about Astro photography with Michael Shainblum I decided to check-out his website & was blown away by much of his work. His Youtube channel is also very interesting too

Digital Artists

Photoshop Artists Some amazing optical illusion work and abstract idea creation by Erik with the use of combining self shot photographic material then composed using Photoshop.

Matte Painters Dylan is one of the industry’s best known & talented artists with many film credits to his name.


Panorama Hardware/Software

PANORAMA HARDWARE Effortlessly capture gigapixel panoramas with EPIC robotic panoheads. EPICs work seamlessly with Gigapan Stitch to provide a total solution for creating and sharing high-resolution images. Motion Control in your pocket! The Genie mini is an extremely easy-to-use device for motion time-lapse or video.

PANORAMA SOFTWARE PTGui is panoramic image stitching software for Windows and Mac OS X. Originally started as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui has evolved into a full featured, industry leading photo stitching application. Creation of single or multi-line panoramas up to spherical panoramas (360 ° x180 °). PanoramaStudio Pro is the complete solution for creating panoramic images. In addition to the easy panorama, PanoramaStudio Pro allows you to integrate retouched images into the panorama. It allows to create panoramas of very large size, exceeding the limits of Gigapixel. Pano2VR Allows you to publish your panoramic images within minutes. No matter what type of project you’re working on, whether, a gigapixel panorama or virtual tours with hundreds of nodes, Pano2VR will help you to quickly get your project up and running on the desktop as well as mobile devices.

Timelapse Hardware/Software

TIMELAPSE HARDWARE If you have the money then this is state of the art motion control. Manufacturer of a very good, well affordable dolly slider. “The Rhino Slider Evo Is the Best Slider We Have Ever Tested” Lee Morris, Fstoppers-

TIMELAPSE SOFTWARE Gunther Wegner is developer of the market leading solution for time lapse photography, LRTimelapse & also a pioneer in the research of day-to-night and night-to-day shooting – the so called “Holy Grail” of time lapse photography. Panolapse is a tool for creating timelapse videos, with features for panning, zooming, deflickering, RAW metadata interpolation, and batch rendering. GBDeflicker is available as an Adobe® compatible plug-in or Windows Application for removing time-lapse flicker. GBDeflicker solves the problem and removes flickering from any video source. GBTimelapse is a Microsoft Windows application for the capture of time-lapse image sequences. You control a Canon EOS digital camera tethered to your computer by a USB cable. Using the camera’s settings, you capture images using the computer rather than the camera controls and collect a series of images automatically.

TIMELAPSE FORUMS A forum with a wide spectrum of information for all of us budding timelapse fans out there.


21 time-lapse most common mistakes you should avoid

Photo Equipment

CAMERA HARDWARE Have a look at all that lovely new camera gear. I think I need a new camera :D Not my system but nonetheless a top player what digital photography is concerned. Sony is a young company when it comes to professional digital photography but produces the sensors for all Nikon cameras & has built some very innovative cameras in recent years putting it on a par with Canon & Nikon. Phase One are the specialists for middle format digital solutions which are way out of my reach but interesting to keep in touch with.

EQUIPMENT TESTERS/REVIEWERS For all the latest speculation on releases of new Nikon kit and more. Ken has been testing Nikon kit for years, if you need a second opinion then this guy can help. DP Review has become a standard when it comes to camera reviews in detail. Another very good source of info about almost every digital camera on the market today. A comprehensive photographic forum populat through a series of Landscape photography tutorials exposed through youtube with photographer Elias Locardi.  

Processing Software

PC SOFTWARE Whoever works in the creative branch be it illustration, retouching or photography will generally use Photoshop as the industry standard tool but Adobe offers much more than just Photoshop. Phase One, renowned for its camera hardware & digital backs for professional photographers using middle format equipment also developed the high-end software solution Capture One Pro which is expensive at around 350€ but is a very nice piece of kit producing top notch quality results with the added bonus of offering a tethering possibility for studio & product photographers. Jimmy is quite a guru as far as landscape and travel photography is concerned and has many years of experience in the post processing of such imagery too. This guy not only teaches a lot of useful stuff on Youtube but also has developed a very useful plugin that makes image blending and luminosity masking a breeze. A well worth having plugin indeed. Lumenzia from Greg benz is very similar to Jimmy McIntyres Raya Pro but on a smaller scale not meaning that it is less effective but more of a tool that has its strength in no thrills Luminosity masking, essential to all forms of creative retouching work, highly recommended. A massive resource for all budding Photoshop artists out there. Galleries, Tutorials and masses of other interesting stuff concerning the industry’s standard retouching software. Another great source for all those Photoshop needs. Quite a nifty piece of software where you can exchange skies or artificially adjust lighting direction plus many other features using many presets etc. I personally find the results too artificial but for those that are not so proficient with Photoshop is this Program definitely worth trying out.

MAC SOFTWARE A very comprehensive piece of software that meets all needs concerning HDR imagery, soon available for PC users too. Affinity is a cheap alternative to Photoshop and after 5 years of development has earnt itself a considerable amount of respect in the creative branch. Soon PC users will also come to enjoy this very powerful piece of software. THE professional solution for RAW processing and tethered capture used by top photographers worldwide in particular those using Leaf digital backs with middle format cameras from Phase One or Hasselblad. But for Nikon & Canon users too, a very nice piece of software especially when used with a Macbook Pro.

TUTORIALS Need I say more? A very good resource for learning new techniques in photography or processing software like Lightroom, Photoshop & co. Over 600+ Photoshop, Lightroom & Photography Tutorials. Unlimited Streaming. Watch Anywhere. Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. For as little as $10 a month you have unlimited access to literally thousands of online tutorials shared with a global community of over 8 million users.

WEBSITE BUILDING SOFTWARE This company specializes in selling a web building software & webspace aimed solely at the needs of photographers.


Places To Visit

GETTING TO PLACES: A perfect possibility to check out some of the worlds most beautiful locations for landscape photography saving on a lot of guess work & research throughout the web. The only negative aspect is that you discover so many new places that you then want to visit making the bucket list never ending.  Rome2rio’s platform is capable of long-distance (inter-city) trip planning as well as local (intra-city) journey planning. Users can input any address, town or landmark as the origin and destination and Rome2rio searches a database of flight, train, ferry, bus and driving routes to present route and price options for travelling to that destination. The site is available in over 30 languages & is used by 60 million people per month. The news section of the website includes regular information from the travel & flight industry plus many travel tips for customers. The website is the winner of many awards.

ICELAND: A website dedicated to organizing tours to all those fascinating places to be seen in this nature paradise. Webcams from around the island. Comprehensive site full of ideas for the perfect Icelandic holiday experience.

PRAGUE: Official tourism Website.

DUBAI: If like myself you are looking for that perfect view of Dubai’s skyline then this Website could be of help. I always find it amazing how much there is to see on my own doorstep but prefer flying off to distant horizons.

Weather Lightning reports worldwide. Wind patterns, storms, hurricanes etc

Nature Have you ever wondered how many Mushroom species there are?

Odds & Sods


LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINES Some very interesting articles, particularly about Scotland, makes me want to book the next flight.


http: Solid information to creating that first million bestseller.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS Possible $5000,00 first prize. Entries for 2015 open on 16th March 2015. Englands best known landscapers competition comparable in format to the above mentioned USA competition.

Photographic Forums

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINES Gurushots is a website with a lot of content to interest photographers from all walks of life plus an interesting ranking competition so that you can pit your wits & talent with other photographers worldwide. 500px is one of the biggest photo forums on the web with a massive community. I too have been a member for some years & although I am relatively inactive I still find that the forum is a user friendly, well presented, must visit website, even if only as inspiration. I personally was never a great fan of flickr due to the quality of the website from visual & also technical aspects in recent years. But what you shouldn’t forget is the fact that Flickr was one of the first & one of if not the largest photo forum on the web. As I started out in digital photography all those years ago I too was looking for a forum where I was living in Germany where I could display my work on a regular basis & get inspiration from others to push my efforts further. This worked a while long until, the forum started to become too large & too commercially orientated. I left after 7 years membership due to a number of issues concerning unprofessional critique from other users.


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