Feature Image by: Trys Eddy, Community Member

Adding a Human Element to Landscape Photography

18th January 2018
Adding a human element to your landscape photographs can have a big impact.

It creates a sense of scale, adds context, and lends a focal point to an image.

This gallery, created by the Canon community, showcases a few different ways to include people in your landscape images. While looking at them, think about how different they'd be if no people were included.




“Mother and daughter on a rock sea wall at Shorncliffe, QLD. The little girl was scared, her mother was trying to convince her to walk to the end of the wall. Life can produce moments like this for all of us. Getting you out of your comfort zone.”

Image by Stephen Finkel Photography
1/1000" | f5.6 | ISO 100




Image by Kevin Mitchell
Shot on a Canon EOS 6D | EF 70-200mm f2.8 L USM Lens
3” | ISO 100




“Chasing the sunset — taken on the 9th Jan 2018 with my daughter watching the colours change.”

Image by Mark Crook
Manual Mode on a Canon EOS 70D, ultra-wide angle lens with a 10 stop ND filter.
8" | f9 | ISO 100




“North Cottesloe Western Australia” by Shane Taylor




“Shooting the stars on a cold winters night in the silence of nature is quite surreal.”

‘Among the stars’ by Todd R Brewer Photography
30" | f2.8 | ISO 800




‘Every morning is a new beginning’ by Trys Eddy




'Chasing Stars' by Kevin Mitchell
Shot on a Canon EOS 6D and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens




“An elderly man helping up his wife. Dedication.”

Image by Michael Southam
Shot on a Canon EOS 6D and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens




“One of my favourite shots of my husband and daughters at Lake St Clare, Tasmania on our recent family holiday."

Image by Tammy Watson
Shot on a Canon EOS 650D




Image by Mick Unwin



"Seven shots bracketed HDR (yeah, I know it's HDR). Taken handheld while carrying my 6-month-old son in a carrier on my chest."

Image by Ken Peacock
Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
f6.7 | ISO 100 | 24 mm focal length | -3 to +3 bracket.




"Exploring the underground with a mate of mine."

Image by Millard Photography
Shot on a Canon EOS 80D
11m Focal Length | f5.6 | 8”




"The tree, a dress billowing in the breeze and a fold-up umbrella out of the boot created my southern belle."

Image by Michael House




"Sydney Opera House — a friend of mine running toward a dream of one day performing there live."

Image by Kate Mahoney
Shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm Lens




"A lady at Bare Island enjoying the view."
Image by Ness Sapsford




"My good friend and photographer Stuart McAndrew showing the sheer size of the Stockton Beach sand dunes."

Image by J_rphoto
Shot on a Canon EOS 70D and EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
ISO 100 | f7.1 | 1/100” | 40mm Focal Length




"My wife snapped this picture of me one evening while I was looking to get my own sunset image."

Image from Darren Lowe
Shot on a Canon EOS 6D
40mm Focal Length | 1/125” | f4 | ISO 200



Brush up on your landscape photography skills; check out these landscape photography tips by Canon Collective Ambassador Emma Desira.

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