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Landscape photography from my 15 day trip through western Oregon.

My second trip to Oregon was epic, challenging and extreme: it covered snow, deserts, forests, mountains and volcanoes. It was also one of the most frustrating trips I’ve taken — but I learned so much about landscape photography, particularly about shooting with only an ultra-wide angle lens: Canon’s 16–35mm f/4 lens.

If you want to steer clear of noob ultra-wide lens mistakes, check out Lessons From Shooting Landscapes With My First Ultra-Wide Lens on Fstoppers.

TL;DR: I made tons of mistakes, but learned more in 15 days than my last few trips combined. Traveling with just an ultra wide-angle lens is a powerful way to improve your landscape photography, especially your compositions.

If you’re curious what camera gear and clothes I packed, here’s my entire minimalist packing list. And now, here are some of the not-yet-uploaded shots! 🎉

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood from Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, Oregon

Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Smith Rock

Smith Rock, Oregon

Crater Lake

Crater Lake, Oregon

Yaquina Lighthouse

Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon

Road’s End

Road’s End, Oregon

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

Globetrotting digital nomad and fine art landscape photographer in Atlanta. Working remotely as a developer + international trainer, scaling mountains at twilight to discover non-touristy landscapes.

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