The way to Make a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Edge
It's all about the eye for beauty I agree, but while one is into landscape photography, he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters in order to get the top of the nature. These parameters play an essential role in the resultant picture and are extremely crucial. Apart from colours and backgrounds, each of which I 've already discussed, lights also play an important part in photography. And one must always keep in mind that landscape photography appears best when one uses the best of colours and with the greatest of light.
I have commonly seen that pictures that win contests 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 and the result of side and backlighting. An extraordinary 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 exploit on 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 a brilliant light and angle can appear divine. Use light to define your photographs.
Canon EOS 70D Camera + 18 135mm IS STM Lens +16 GB SD +LowePro Case +2nd Battery
Time Remaining: 4d 3h
Buy It Now for only: $799.95
Canon EF 20 35mm f 35 45 USM lens full frame for EOS A2 1V 60D 70D 7D 5D 6D T6
$76.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 52m
Canon EF S 18 55mm f 35 56 II IS Lens w UV Filter for EOS 60D 70D Xsi Camera
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $90.99
CANON EF 24 70mm L F 28 USM Lens for EOS 1Dx 1D 1Ds 7D 5D III 80D 70D 6D T6 etc
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $876.54
Canon EF 70 200mm f 28 F28L USM Lens for EOS 70D 5D 6D Rebel T5i T6i T6s SL1
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $1,269.95
Canon EF 70 200mm f 4L IS USM Zoom Lens EOS 70D 5D 6D Rebel T3 T3i T5 T5i SL1
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $1,124.99
Canon EF 24 70mm f 28L II Lens for EOS 70D 5D 6D Rebel T3 T3i T5I T5 SL1 Camera
Time Remaining: 10d 14h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $1,699.99
Canon EF 70 200mm f 28 L IS II USM Lens for EOS 70D 5D 6D Rebel SL1 T5i T6i T6s
Time Remaining: 11d 8h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,899.99
Lighting effects in landscape pictures are critical not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, 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.
Needless to say, don't miss the wee hours of late day, the morning while sunrise and the brink of sundown. 'Magic hours' as this is named- shots taken during this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are looking for extraordinary landscape pictures, take that extra step towards it t use the power of light and you may ensure yourself profitable results.