The best way to Create a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Edge
It's about the eye for beauty I agree, but while one is into landscape photography, he/she has to keep in mind certain parameters to be able to get the top of the nature. These parameters play an important role in the resulting picture and are extremely critical. Aside from backgrounds and colours, each of which I have already discussed, lights also play a crucial part in photography. And one must always remember with the very best of light and that landscape photography looks best when one uses the best of colours.
I have commonly seen that pictures that win competitions are frequently the ones that make fascinating usage 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 as well as the result of side and backlighting. An incredible effect is lent by particular angles of light to even a normal landscape; keep an eye for those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is always to harness these angles and use it to his advantage. Be conscious to snatch away every good light in every great angle potential. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in angle and a dazzling light can appear divine. Use light to define your photos.
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Lighting effects in landscape graphics are vital not only because they bring in a feeling of brightness, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light rays flashing through windows, a sliver of gold light shining the sand up, bouncing off the sea or creeping upon mountain faces! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Needless to say, do not miss the early hours of the morning while dawn, late day and the point of sundown. '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 photographs, take that extra step towards it t exploit the power of light and you may ensure yourself fruitful results.