This beautiful Landscape Photography I have clicked in Nuuksio National Park during my Finland Trip. I visited the part during afternoon time in summers and it was a bright sunny day. I am a self-learner and have very limited resources for Photography. With My Nikon D5300 DSLR, I tried many cameras settings and among many, I am sharing what I find best at that time. So lets have look at Camera Settings of Nikon D5300 Lens for this landscape photography

DSLR Settings for this Landscape Photography

Below are the camera settings for natures Photography on a bright sunny day without the use of any filters.

  • Weather: Bright Sunny day of Summers in Finland
  • Camera: Nikon D5300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-55mm Lens
  • Camera Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: F/3.5
  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 s
  • ISO: ISO 100
  • Focal Length: 18 mm
  • White Balance Auto
  • Flash: Not used
  • Exposure Bias : 0 Steps
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • Camera Color Settings: Adobe RGB
  • Location: Nuuksio National Park, 03220 Vihti, Finland
  • Lightings: Sunlight
  • Time of the day: Afternoon

Landscape after Post Production

Photo Editing techniques for the Landscape

For this Photograph, I found that Sky is too bright and when I look at this photograph my mind says, Forest should look greener and there should be clouds in the sky with yellow, orange lights in the sky as during sunrise. I feel that there should be a reflection of the sky in the lake water. So,  that’s what I did.

Have a look at Step by Step Editing Tutorial Here

Summary of post-production steps

  • I Edited this image in Photoshop. In Camera Raw filter. By correcting, exposure, contrast, Whites, blacks and shadows I corrected forest. Increases its clarity
  • When you have to replace the sky just focus on your primary objective for me its forest here
  • I have Shifted Hue from Yellow towards green and Cyan hue too from cyan towards green
  • Adjusted Saturation and luminance to Give perfect green forest
  • Increased Warmth of Image by shifting temperature towards Yellow
  • I have downloaded a Sky from with clouds and yellow-orange lightings, Duplicate image, flip it vertically and merge with the sky so that Sky and Water reflection remain in sync.  Now place this image on my landscape photography and set it mode to Multiple.
  • Using Mask on sky  layer, remove sky from the forest
  • Select Water reflection and Gaussian blur it to 25.0 Radius
  • Now add Gradient maps of Yellow and Blue color. change its mode to Soft light and reduce the opacity to 20

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