The best way to Create a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Sensational Lighting to your Edge
It is all about the eye for beauty I agree, but he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters in order to get the very best of the nature while one is into landscape photography. These parameters play an important part in the resulting picture and are very vital. Besides colours and backgrounds, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play an important role in photography. And one must always remember that landscape photography appears best when one uses the best of colors and with the greatest of light.
I have frequently seen that pictures that win competitions are often the ones that 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, elaborate long shadows along with the result of side and backlighting. Specific angles of light bring an incredible effect to even a normal landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. The art of a landscape photographer would be to harness on these angles and use it to his advantage. Be conscious to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in a dazzling light and angle can appear divine. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape pictures are crucial not only because they bring in a sense of brightness, but also, because sensational lighting can bring out the finest in a landscape. The angle of light beams flashing through windows, a sliver of gold light bouncing off the sea creeping upon mountain faces or shining up the sand! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Of course, do not miss the wee hours of the morning while dawn, late afternoon and the point of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken in this time gets magically enhanced. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are looking for outstanding landscape photos, take that extra step towards it t harness the power of light and you'll be able to ensure yourself fruitful results.