Tricks to Stunning Landscape Photos
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and executed properly it can give astounding results. Actually there are so many top photographers who've contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to really have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is only photography of landscapes. It may be a snow clad mountain, a meandering river, a beautiful rainbow, a ruby red sunset or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are particular rules or rather guidelines you must keep in mind when you shoot those stunning pics.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major criterion. In the event you prefer great pictures that are actual, then you'll need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. This can get annoying if you're using a point and shoot or a standard zoom lens. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and hence will not be able 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). In the event you have a DSLR, then you definitely can certainly use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized. A great wide angle is the canon 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you can use it just with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply continue in mind you need a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are quite expensive. If you're searching for a more economical alternative, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are inexpensive, but the image quality is not so great. So itis a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is quite crucial. The very best time for landscape is either dawn or twilight. The natural lighting is just right and offers the best result. The dilemma with brilliant day light is that it may give your photos a washed out appearance, and may produce a lot of glare. This is often rectified using a circular polariser. Nonetheless remember that using a CPL will reduce the amount of light entering the sensor by two stops that are around.
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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 might be a tree, or boat or anything proper. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your photos.
4. Lastly this really is a super trick to boost the appearance of you photographs. Locate a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a manner that river or this road seems to either entering or leaving the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.