Tips to Stunning Landscape Photos
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and implemented correctly it can give results that are astounding. In fact there are really so many top photographers who have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to truly have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what's landscape photography. Landscape photography is just photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a ruby red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or instead when you take those stunning pics guidelines you have to keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major standard. Should you prefer real good photographs, then you will need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. If you are employing a typical zoom lens or a point and shoot this could get annoying. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and thus won't be able to capture the entire 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). Then you definitely can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses, in the event that you own a DSLR. 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 bear 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 quite expensive. If you are searching for a cheaper option, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are cheap, but the image quality is not so great. So it's a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is quite crucial. The very best time for landscape is either dawn or dusk. The natural lighting offers the top result and is just correct. The problem with bright day light is the fact that it may give your photos a washed out look, and can produce lots of glare. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nevertheless 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: As I had mentioned in my earlier post on rule of thirds, get a subject in the fore ground. This might be a tree, or boat or anything suitable. This make for a better composition and will give greater depth to your photographs.
4. Lastly this really is a superb trick to boost the appearance of you photos. Search for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of way that river or this road seems to either entering or leaving the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.