Landscape Photography Tips-11 Tips

By Philip Perez,2017-12-29 05:20:00
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Landscape Photography Tips-11 Tips

Photograph by:Auto matt Title:lighthouse sundown

The first time I enjoyed photography was when I was a teenager, when I first used a Minolta SLR camera to take pictures of landscapes. It was challenging and fun to go into nature and capture the amazing view with a camera. Perhaps this is my character, and I love the peace and serenity of waiting for a perfect shot, finding the best spot to shoot, and observing a completely different scene created by light in a matter of hours.I haven't had a lot of time to shoot nature lately, so I thought I'd write down what I learned earlier in the year when I was shooting nature, and I'd love to hear your advice on shooting nature through the comments at the end of the article.

Landscape Photography Tips-11 Tips

Tip 1: Choose the maximum depth of field

Perhaps sometimes you want to try to make your landscape photos more creative by using narrow depth of field-although in general landscape photography is all about keeping the entire scene in focus as much as possible. The easiest way to do this is to choose the smallest aperture setting (the largest number shown on the lens), and the smaller the aperture, the larger the depth of field you get.

Keep in mind that a smaller aperture means less light will be sensed by the camera sensor (or film negative), so you'll need to compensate for exposure by increasing ISO or shutter speed, or both. PS: Sure, sometimes you shoot landscapes with shallow depth of field, and sometimes you get great results (see photo below with double yellow lines)

Tip 2: Use a tripod

When you choose a small aperture, it usually takes a longer shutter time. This is when you need your camera to stay steady throughout the exposure. In fact, even if you can use a high-speed shutter, practicing using a tripod will help. If you want the camera to be smoother when shooting, consider using a shutter cable, or a wireless remote control.

 Photograph by:hkvam Title:waterfall of the gods

Tip 3: Need to focus

All photos need a certain focus, and landscape photos are no exception. In fact, a landscape photo without a focus will look empty, and the viewer will walk away quickly because they can't find the focus and can't perceive what the photo is trying to say.

In landscape photography, the focus can take many forms, such as a building, a branch, a stone or rock formation, a silhouette, and so on.

In addition to considering what focus to choose, consider where the checkpointing is more appropriate. The third law is useful in this case.

Photograph by:OneEighteen Title:Meadow of Yellow Flowers and Mountains

Tip 4: Think about the future

One element that makes your landscape stand out is to carefully consider the foreground you choose when shooting, and place the point of attraction in the foreground so that you can not only bring the person looking at the photo into the photo, but also create a depth of field with a sense of extension.

Tip 5: Consider the Sky

Another important factor to be aware of in landscape photography is the sky. A lot of landscape photography has a big foreground or sky, and it can get boring unless you can satisfy any one of them.

If you happen to have a boring view of the sky when you shoot, don't let that part of the sky dominate your picture. You can put the horizon in more than a third of the way. (But only if you're sure your prospects are attractive). But if you are photographing clouds and brilliant colors of various interesting shapes in the sky, lower the horizon so that the splendour in the sky stands out.

You might also consider using image modification tools or using filters to highlight the sky. (For example, using polarization filters to enhance color and contrast)

Tip 6: Line

One of the questions you should ask yourself when you take a landscape photo is: How can I get noticed? There are many ways (using the foreground is one way) but one of the best ways is to bring the attention of the person looking at the photo into the picture by using lines.

Lines can deepen a photograph's depth of field, and they can become attractive points of interest through the resulting pattern.

Photograph by:hkvam Title:Sunset Road

Tip 7: Make photos move

When most people think of landscape photography, the first things that come to mind are calm, peaceful, and even passive environments. But true landscape photography isn't exactly static. To be dynamic in a photograph, you need to add dynamics, emotions, and points of interest.

For example: the wind in the woods, the waves on the beach, the water in the waterfall, the birds overhead, the moving clouds. Capturing these dynamics usually means you need to use a slow shutter (sometimes for a few seconds). Of course, it also means more light will reach the sensor, and you will need to use a small aperture or filter, even at dawn or dusk when the light is weak.

Tip 8: Take advantage of the weather

A scene can change dramatically depending on the weather, so choosing the right time to shoot is especially important.

Many beginners agree that a good sunny day is the best time to go out and shoot, but a cloudy day of wind and rain actually offers a better chance to capture emotions and somber refraction sensations.Try to find opportunities to photograph storms, fog, vivid clouds, the sun shining through thick clouds, rainbows, sunrises and sunsets, and more. Take advantage of these changeable weather conditions instead of just waiting for a good day with blue skies and white clouds.

 Photograph by: 3amfromkyoto Title:Landscapes Weather

Tip 9: Shoot in prime time

When I was talking to a photographer recently, he said no more day shots. He only took them at dusk and dawn. Because it was the best time for light, and he found that it was a landscape photo that could "come alive."

These "golden" times are the best time to photograph a landscape figure. Because, that's when "goldenlight " appears. Another reason I like these times is the angle of light and how it affects the effect of the scene-creating lively and interesting backgrounds, layers and textures.

Tip 10: Consider the horizon

It's a clich, but it still works. There are two things to consider when you start shooting landscape photography: the placement of the horizon.

Is the horizon straight? You can always adjust it later with a variety of tools. But is it easier to do it right?

Where should the horizon be placed when composing a picture? The more general case for composing a picture is to place the horizon one third of the image, (top third, or bottom third) rather than the center of the image. Of course that's not necessarily true, and you can break those rules, but I've found that unless it's a particularly striking photograph. Law of the Third always applies.

Photograph by: curious_spider Title:Double Yellow

Tip 11: Change the angle of your observation.

When you find a scene worth shooting, get out of the car and take out the camera, turn it on, flip over the fence, hold the camera up to your eyes, turn left and right, choose a different focal point, and then click the shutter on the way to another attraction. We'll all do that-but that doesn't get me the kind of attractive photos I want

Spend more time taking photos and trying to find more points of interest. Maybe start by finding a different location (turn the path, look for a new angle), get down on the ground and shoot from a lower angle. Or find a vantage point to shoot from.

Explore your surroundings and try a variety of things from different angles, and you'll find something truly unique.