Hints to Beautiful Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out correctly it can give results that are astounding. Actually there are so many top photographers that have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to have a life of its own. Anyways leaving apart all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is just photography of landscapes. It might be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a crimson red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are certain rules or rather when you shoot those pics that are stunning guidelines you should keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major criterion. In the event you prefer real photographs that are good, then you'll need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. If you are utilizing a point and shoot or a standard zoom lens this could get annoying. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and therefore 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 make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Should you possess a DSLR, then you certainly can certainly use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized. A good wide angle is the principle 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you'll be able to use it only with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only keep in mind you require a zoom in the scope of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you're looking for a more affordable choice, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are inexpensive, but the image quality is not so great. So it's a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is very critical. The best time for landscape is either twilight or dawn. The natural lighting is just correct and offers the top result. The issue with brilliant day light is the fact that it can give your photos a washed out look, and may generate a lot of glare. This can be rectified by using a circular polariser. Yet recall that using a CPL will reduce 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 might be a tree, or boat or anything appropriate. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your photographs.
4. Lastly this is a super trick to enhance the look of you photographs. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a style this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.