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Landscape art created by a camera rather than a brush, landscape photography is a genre meant to show the beauty of the natural world. Most landscape photographers strive to show as little human activity as possible, ideally none, in their photos. Instead, the subjects are landforms, weather, and ambient light. Waterfalls are especially popular, as are mountain vistas. These often call for neutral density or polarizing filters. Landscapes are most often created with a wide angle lens (24 mm and 35 mm are

Landscape photography

especially popular) and a tripod. Small apertures (f/11 to f/22) are used to maximize Depth of field. Many photographers use medium or large format systems to record as much detail as possible, although the vast majority of landscapes shot today are from digital SLRs and compact cameras.*

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