Tricks to Beautiful Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out properly it can give results that are astounding. Actually there are really so many top photographers who've brought so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to really have a life of its own. Anyways leaving apart all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It may be a snow clad a beautiful rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a ruby red sunset or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are particular rules or rather guidelines you should keep in mind when you take those pics that are stunning.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major criterion. If you want actual great pictures, then you'll need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. This could get frustrating if you're utilizing a standard zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and therefore won't manage to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there is not much you can do except make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Should you have a DSLR, then you definitely can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses. A great wide angle is the principle 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you'll be able to use it only with Cannon, however there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only keep 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 looking for a cheaper choice, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are economical, but the image quality isn't so good. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely crucial. The top time for landscape is either twilight or dawn. The natural lighting provides the greatest result and is just correct. The problem with brilliant day light is the fact that it can generate plenty of glare, and may give your photos a washed out appearance. This can be rectified by using a circular polariser. Nevertheless remember 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 post on rule of thirds. This could be a tree, or boat or anything suitable. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your pictures.
4. Lastly it is a super trick to enhance the appearance of you photographs. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a manner this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.