The way to Make a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Advantage
It's about the eye for beauty I concur, but he/she has to keep in mind specific parameters to be able to get the finest of the nature, while one is into landscape photography. These parameters play an important part in the resultant picture and are extremely vital. Aside from backgrounds and colours, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play an important role in photography. And one must always keep in mind that landscape photography appears best when one uses the best of colours and with the finest of light.
I've commonly seen that pictures that win contests are often the ones which make fascinating use of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through clouds, sparkling light through the trees or windows, elaborate long shadows and also the effect of backlighting and side. Specific angles of light bring an extraordinary effect to even a typical landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. Use it to his advantage and the art of a landscape photographer is to harness these angles. Be conscious to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in a brilliant light and angle can look divine. Use light to define your photos.
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Lighting effects in landscape pictures are critical not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the finest in a landscape. The angle of light rays flashing through windows, a sliver of golden light shining up the sand, bouncing off the ocean or creeping upon mountain faces! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Needless to say, do not miss the early hours of the morning while dawn, late afternoon and the brink of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is named- shots taken during this time gets magically enhanced. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for amazing landscape pictures, take that additional step towards it t exploit the power of light and you will guarantee yourself fruitful results.