Landscape photography is one of the most popular forms of photography; almost everyone with a camera or smartphone has taken a shot of a mountain, beach, or waterfall at some point. But while this genre seems simple to master, the reality is very different.

When you begin as a landscape photographer, you’ll often take a picture of what’s in front of you without overthinking. After all, there are only so many ways to make a mountain look interesting, right?

If you want to improve your skills beyond the casual phase, you must focus more on the stories in your images. And if you’re stuck for ideas, don’t worry; we’ve listed nine surefire landscape photography tips below. Let’s jump right in!

1. Use a Prime Lens

Photo of two prime lenses on a table

When you first get a new camera, you’ll typically receive a kit lens as part of the package. These lenses are good for getting comfortable

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Nov. 21—Photographs capture a moment in time.

They also set place.

It’s a medium that is precise, yet within the precision there’s room for discussion.

These are some of the reasons behind the “Tempo y Tiempo” exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, which is currently open to the public. It’s the first new exhibit at the NHCC since before the pandemic started.

“These artists are using photography as a mode of telling stories of experiences,” says Jadira Gurulé, NHCC curator. “Some of the common themes are family and spirituality. There’s a fair amount of working through struggle and the importance of place and how we process that.”

“Tempo y Tiempo” features photographs by four artists working in New Mexico — Frank Blazquez, Bobby Gutierrez, Pico del Hierro-Villa, and Ximena Montez.

Gurulé says collectively, the artists tell stories about what it is to live in New Mexico, illustrating

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In this award-winning photo on display at the ‘Female in Focus’ exhibition at the Green Space Miami, Thandiwe Muriu, who grew up in Kenya, captures the beadwork in hair inspired by the beads she often wore as a child.

Maggie Steber has traveled to 71 countries as an award-winning photographer.

She has taken photos of a guerrilla war in Zimbabwe. In Haiti, she witnessed the atrocities of the end of the Duvalier regime. And she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her years-long project documenting the world’s youngest face transplant recipient, an 18-year-old girl who underwent the procedure in Cleveland.

But the photos that mean the most to her are of her mother, Madje Steber, who was diagnosed with dementia at 80. The daughter of a single mother, Steber took care of her over a nine-year period and documented her mother’s decline through her photography, “Madje Has Dementia.” She

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Rare Daguerreotype Photos From Early Black Photographers

Unidentified artist, Untitled (woman with hair ribbon), undated, sixth-plate ambrotype. Smithsonian American Art Museum, the L. J. West Collection of Early American Photography, Museum purchase made possible through the Franz H. and Luisita L. Denghausen Endowment

The Smithsonian is one of the world’s largest and most well-known museum complexes. With 19 museums and a zoo, it houses an extremely wide collection of over 150 million scientific, historic, and art objects—and that number continues to grow. Recently, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) gained a large acquisition of rare photos and objects that completely transformed its holdings, significantly enhancing the diversity of its collection of early American photography.

The new addition comprises 286 objects from the 1840s to the mid-1920s that are split into three primary groupings. The first consists of works produced by early African American daguerreotypists James P. Ball, Glenalvin Goodridge, and Augustus Washington. Between them, they have

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