How to adjust Canon 5D Mark III landscape settings

How to adjust Canon 5D Mark III landscape settings

Canon 5D Mark III is a full-frame 22.3 Megapixel DSLR camera that gives you stunning landscape and travel images. The Canon 5D MIII has a large sensor that ensures a good low light image quality compared to smaller sensors. It also provides higher pixel quality compared to smaller sensors and, is perfect for landscape photography.

Using a wide angle lens is important when shooting landscape photography. Rokinon AE14M is compatible with Canon 5D Mark III. It’s 14mm f/2.8-22 and ultra wide angle (Hey! It’s on Amazon).

Landscape photography settings for Canon 5D Mark III

Step 1

Setting the right aperture

In the aperture priority mode, you set the aperture to a particular value, and the camera works around that setting to get the accurate exposure. You can choose the appropriate settings for the perfect shot. Setting the right aperture is good for landscape, good portrait, and close-up photos. A smaller aperture is necessary if you want to get your entire scene in focus. You can set your aperture to around f/11 or f/14.

Step 2

Set Exposure Compensation to Zero

The default exposure compensation of the camera is set to zero. If you have changed it in your latest shot, you might end up clicking over-exposed or under-exposed images for the entire shoot, without knowing the reason. Be sure to verify this setting before each photo shoots.

You can select auto-bracketing from the menu if you are not sure about the right exposure compensation. It is also helpful if you create HDR (high dynamic range) photos.

 

Step 3

Selecting “high” auto lighting optimizer

Photographers can make use of the evening light and aim for the moment to click a perfect landscape shot with this setting. To give the photo an impressive finish, set exposure compensation to a negative value with the Auto Lighting Optimizer set to “High”. Although it is a scene with high contrast, the highlighting stands out brightly and the shadow becomes less. To access auto light optimizer, press the Quick Control button to display the Auto Lighting Optimizer. You can set it to “Low” or “High”, and the change is immediately reflected in the preview image for you to see the difference between the effects in Live View.

Step 4

Set the color saturation to “+1” for Finer Detail

The EOS 5D Mark III has fine Detail added to the Picture Style options. Most people prefer to use “Standard” or “Landscape” on the EOS 5D Mark III for a landscape shot. However, professionals would recommend using “Fine Detail” on the EOS 5D Mark III. The “Fine Detail” setting creates images that make an approximately 30.4-megapixel resolution. It makes gradations stand out even more, with a variety of expressions and can depict right down to the fine parts of the subject. The colour saturation of “Fine Detail” is similar to that of “Standard” by default. One can add colour density and use “+1” as the base value to make fine adjustments according to the scene.

If you are planning to get an outstanding landscape photo, you must lay your hands on Canon 5D Mark III.

Canon 5D Mark III landscape saturation
Canon 5D Mark III landscape saturation settings

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