Author: Jonathan Lee Martin

Take off Your Polarizing Filter, Especially for Landscape Photography

Fstoppers Jonathan Lee Martin

Take off Your Polarizing Filter, Especially for Landscape Photography

Probably the first advice you received as a new landscape photographer was to purchase a polarizing filter. But once you’ve mastered the polarizing filter on a few landscape photography trips, my recommendation is: take the polarizing filter off.

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Should Winter Photographers Explore Iceland by Campervan?

Fstoppers Jonathan Lee Martin

Should Winter Photographers Explore Iceland by Campervan?

What’s the best way to explore Iceland as a landscape photographer? Many photographers swear by camper vans: you can drive up to the best location, scout it during midday, then stay overnight to shoot until sunrise.

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A Noob’s Guide to Luminosity Masking to Post Process Landscapes, Part Two

Fstoppers Jonathan Lee Martin

A Noob’s Guide to Luminosity Masking to Post Process Landscapes, Part Two

When blending composite landscapes, it can be incredibly tricky to mask the exposures perfectly, even when the tripod isn’t touched between exposures. Luminosity masking is a radically powerful technique to create ultra-precise masks in a matter of minutes.

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A Noob’s Guide to Post Processing Composite Landscapes in Photoshop Pt. 1

Fstoppers Jonathan Lee Martin

A Noob’s Guide to Post Processing Composite Landscapes in Photoshop Pt. 1

One of the most powerful ways to take your landscape photography to the next level is to blend — or “composite” — exposures of the same landscape from different times of the day.

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How Cognitive Biases Hold Back Your Travel Photography

Fstoppers Jonathan Lee Martin

How Cognitive Biases Hold Back Your Travel Photography

What’s the best way to advance faster as a photographer? It’s probably not buying a new camera or even spending more time on your photography.

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