How to Create a Great Picture - Part 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Edge
It is all about the eye for beauty I concur, but he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters to be able to get the finest of the nature, while one is into landscape photography. These parameters play an essential part in the resulting picture and are very vital. Aside from backgrounds and colours, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play an important role in photography. And one must always keep in mind with the greatest of light and that landscape photography seems best when one uses the best of colors.
I've often seen that photos that win competitions in many cases are the ones which 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, complex long shadows as well as the result of backlighting and side. An extraordinary effect is lent by specific angles of light to even a typical landscape; keep an eye for those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is to tap 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 brilliant light and angle can appear heavenly. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape pictures are essential not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, but also, because sensational lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light beams flashing through windows, a sliver of gold light shining up the sand, bouncing off the sea or creeping upon mountain faces! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Needless to say, don't miss the wee hours of the morning while dawn, late afternoon and also the brink of sundown. 'Magic hours' as this is named- shots taken in this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for incredible landscape photographs, take that extra step towards it t harness the power of light and you may guarantee yourself profitable results.