Tips to Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out correctly it can give astounding results. Actually there are really so many top photographers that have brought so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to truly have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a beautiful rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a ruby red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are particular rules or rather when you take those pics that are beautiful guidelines you have to keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important criterion. In case you'd like good pictures that are real, then you'll need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. This could get troublesome if you're employing a regular zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and thus won't 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). Then you certainly can certainly use one of the specialized wide angle lenses, should you possess a DSLR. A good wide angle is the rule 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you'll be able to use it just with Cannon, however there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply keep in mind you require a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you're searching for a more economical alternative, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are affordable, but the image quality is not so good. So itis a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is very critical. The top time for landscape is either dawn or dusk. The natural lighting offers the very best result and is just right. The problem with bright day light is the fact that it may give your photos a washed out appearance, and can generate plenty of glare. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nonetheless remember that using a CPL will decrease 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 'd mentioned in my earlier post on rule of thirds. This could be a tree, or boat or anything appropriate. This will definitely give greater depth to your photos and make for a better composition.
4. Lastly it is a superb trick to improve the appearance of you pictures. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of style that river or this road appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.