The best way to Create a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Advantage
It is about the eye for beauty I agree, but he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters to be able to get the best of the nature, while one is into landscape photography. These parameters play an essential part in the resultant picture and are very critical. Besides colours and backgrounds, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play a crucial role in photography. And one must always remember that landscape photography seems best when one uses the finest of colors and with the greatest of light.
I've commonly seen that photographs that win competitions are often the ones that make fascinating utilization of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through clouds, sparkling light through the trees or windows, long shadows that are complex and also the result of side and backlighting. An amazing effect is lent by particular angles of light to even a typical landscape; keep an eye for those sources. Use it to his advantage and the art of a landscape photographer would be to exploit on these angles. Be aware to snatch away every good light in every great angle potential. Believe it or not believe it, even a plain tree shot in a brilliant light and angle can look divine. 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 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 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, don't miss the wee hours of the morning while dawn, late day and the brink of sundown. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken during this time gets magically enhanced. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are looking for extraordinary landscape photos, take that additional step towards it t harness the power of light and you will guarantee yourself fruitful results.