Suggestions to Beautiful Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and implemented correctly it can give results that are astounding. Actually there are so many top photographers who have brought so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to have a life of its own. Anyways leaving apart all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is just photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a beautiful 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 shoot those pics that are beautiful guidelines you have to keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major standard. Should you want real great photographs, then you will need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. This could get frustrating if you are using a standard zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and thus won't have the ability to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there isn't much you can do except use the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Then you can certainly use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized, should you own a DSLR. A good wide angle is the rule 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you'll be able to use it only with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply keep in mind you need a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you are looking for a more economical option, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are economical, but the image quality is not so great. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is very critical. The best time for landscape is either dusk or dawn. The natural lighting is just correct and provides the very best result. The issue with bright day light is the fact that it will give your photos a washed out appearance, and can create a lot of glare. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nevertheless remember that using a CPL will decrease the amount of light entering the sensor by two stops that are around.
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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 anything or boat proper, or might be a tree. This will definitely give greater depth to your photographs and make for a better composition.
4. Lastly this really is a superb trick to improve the look of you pictures. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a style that river or this road seems to either entering or leaving the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.