Suggestions to Stunning Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and executed properly it can give astounding results. Actually there are so many top photographers that have brought 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 is landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It may be a snow clad mountain, a meandering river, a lovely rainbow, a crimson red sunset or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are certain rules or rather guidelines you must keep in mind when you shoot those pics that are stunning.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important criterion. Should you need actual pictures that are good, then you'll need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. This can get frustrating if you're utilizing a regular zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and thus will not have the capacity 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). Then you certainly can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses, if you own a DSLR. A good wide angle is the principle 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you can use it only with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only continue in mind you require a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very costly. If you're looking for a cheaper choice, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are affordable, but the image quality isn't too great. So it's a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is quite vital. The very best time for landscape is either morning or twilight. The natural lighting is just right and provides the top result. The dilemma with brilliant day light is the fact that it can give your photos a washed out look, and may generate lots of glare. This is often rectified using a circular polariser. However 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 'd mentioned in my earlier post on rule of thirds. This boat or anything proper, or could be a tree. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your pictures.
4. Lastly it is a superb trick to enhance the look of you photos. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a style that river or this road seems to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.