The other week I went with my class to Island Park and Yellowstone. I had gone before but in a different capacity. This time I was all about landscape photography. Island Park and Yellowstone both had so much to offer, especially when I bracketed everything.

I’ve learned that if you want to get really good at landscape photography, that you have to have a tripod, and you have to know how to bracket. You’ll see throughout this post that all my images have a lot of depth and color. That’s what bracketing does. More specifically, it is taking three images of the same exact scene, but with different exposures. This way you have a perfectly lit sky, foreground and background all in one bracketed image. Bracketing truly makes landscape photography magical

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscapes

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Yellowstone Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

 

Bracketed Island Park Landscapes

I have to admit, some of my favorite landscape photography images of all time came from Island Park. All of these happen to be from the same spot, and it’s not even all of them. Again, through bracketing, I was able to create such vibrant and detailed landscapes. My husband even said they were desktop background quality.

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones

Bracketed Island Park Landscape Photography by Merritt J. Jones