Suggestions to Stunning Landscape Photos
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out correctly it can give astounding results. In reality there are really so many top photographers that have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to really have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a beautiful rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a crimson red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or rather guidelines you have to keep in mind when you take those stunning pics.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major criterion. Then you will need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame, if you would like real great photos. If you're using a point and shoot or a typical zoom lens this can get annoying. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and hence will not have the capacity to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there isn't much you can do except use the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Then you certainly can use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized, should you own a DSLR. A great wide angle is the rule 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you'll be able to use it just with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Just continue in mind you are in need of a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very costly. If you are searching for a cheaper choice, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are economical, but the image quality is not so good. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely essential. The best time for landscape is either twilight or dawn. The natural lighting offers the best result and is just correct. The problem with brilliant day light is that it may create lots of glare, and can give your photos a washed out look. This is often rectified by using a circular polariser. Yet recall that using a CPL will decrease the amount of light entering the sensor by around two stops.
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3. Get a subject in the foreground: get a subject in the fore ground As I had mentioned in my earlier article on rule of thirds. This could be a tree, or boat or anything proper. This make for a better composition and will give greater depth to your pictures.
4. Lastly this really is a super trick to improve the look of you pictures. Search for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of way this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.