It took two years for EOS World community ambassador Jun Pagalilauan to plan for a winter landscape photo shoot in Japan, Hokkaido – a vast place to shoot for epic landscape photographs. With his trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Jun shares with us his breathtaking shots and explains how he captured his memories in minimalistic style of the snow-clad environment. 

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | f/20 | ISO 100 | 110s

Shooting Landscapes with a Full-Frame Camera

I travelled with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM and EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM to cover both wide and zoom shots.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVEF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | f/16 | ISO 400 | 1/640s

Framing the Shot with Natural Elements

The place itself is a canvas for taking fine art photos. It took me an hour or more to shoot one location while looking through different angles and composition, patiently waiting for the right light. Shooting long exposures especially, incurs additional time on the field.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | f/20 | ISO 100 | 6s

It is important to take time to create a composition that works for your vision and experiment with different lenses. If you will like to print your work, try to avoid too much cropping as it would decrease the image size.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | f/14 | ISO 400 | 100s

Be in the Moment

Every image reflected my mood and thoughts in the moment.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | f/16 | ISO 11 | 1/30s

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV| EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM | f/11 | ISO 500 | 30s

I ended my trip at Mount Fuji. I took a shot with the best subtle light and strong composition to pay tribute to one of Japan’s most iconic symbol.

View more of Jun Pagalilauan’s love for Fine Art Photography at https://500px.com/pipo_nuje5