The best way to Make a Great Picture - Part 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Advantage
It is all about the eye for beauty I concur, but while one is into landscape photography, he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters to be able to get the very best of the nature. These parameters are extremely crucial and play an important part in the resulting picture. Apart from colours and backgrounds, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play a crucial part in photography. And one must always remember that landscape photography seems best when one uses the finest of colours and with the best of light.
I've frequently seen that pictures that win competitions in many cases are the ones which make fascinating utilization of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through clouds, dazzling light through the trees or windows, intricate long shadows and the result of backlighting and side. An extraordinary effect is lent by certain angles of light to even a normal landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is to harness these angles and use it to his advantage. Be mindful to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in angle and a brilliant light can look celestial. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape graphics are essential not only because they bring in a sense of brightness, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the finest in a landscape. The angle of light beams flashing through windows, a sliver of golden light creeping upon mountain faces, bouncing off the sea or shining up the sand! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Naturally, don't miss the wee hours of late day the morning while dawn 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 searching for extraordinary landscape pictures, take that extra step towards it t harness the power of light and you'll be able to guarantee yourself profitable results.