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When it comes to landscape photography, finding a beautiful lake at sunset is almost doing it on cheat mode. Even so, doing an occasional roundup of photographs of lakes is one of those exercises for a photographer that can be very motivational and inspiring. These photos of lakes are some of the best I have seen recently and I thought that everyone might enjoy an eye-candy roundup just for fun.
If you want to emulate some of these lake shots, then I have included a resources roundup at the end of the post. But you should also get your basic landscape photography skills in shape as it is those skills that allow photographers to get images like these ones. For that we recommend you take a look at this landscape photography guide.
Further Resources on Lake Photography
Creating Amazing Lake Photographs
The core skills involved with taking amazing photographs like these are the purview of the landscape photographer. The amazing thing about landscape photography is how quickly a beginner can improve by following a few simple guidelines. To cement this learning, Kent DuFault's excellent guide to landscape photography is a resource that you should certainly take a look at. It will take you through those simple guidelines, but also allow you to dive a lot deeper into the tactics and ideas that lead to images like the ones above.
Grab Your Landscape Photography Cheat Sheet
All of the information you need along with camera settings for cracking landscape photographs.
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