The best way to Make a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Edge
It is all about the eye for beauty I agree, but he/she has to keep in mind specific parameters in order to get the top of the nature, while one is into landscape photography. These parameters are very critical and play an important role in the resultant picture. Aside from colours and backgrounds, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play an important role in photography. And one must always remember with the finest of light and that landscape photography looks best when one uses the best of colours.
I have commonly seen that photos 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, dazzling light through the trees or windows, long shadows that are elaborate along with the effect of side and backlighting. An incredible effect is lent by certain angles of light to even a typical landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is to exploit these angles and use it to his advantage. Be aware to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not believe it, even a plain tree shot in angle and a brilliant light can look heavenly. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape graphics are critical not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light beams flashing through windows, a sliver of golden light bouncing off the ocean creeping upon mountain faces or shining up the sand! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Naturally, don't miss the wee hours of late afternoon the morning while sunrise and the point of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken in this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are looking for extraordinary landscape photos, take that extra step towards it t use the power of light and you will guarantee yourself fruitful results.