The best way to Make a Great Picture - Part 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Edge
It's about the eye for beauty I concur, but he/she has to keep in mind certain parameters to be able to get the very best of the nature, while one is into landscape photography. These parameters are very crucial and play an essential part in the resulting picture. Aside from backgrounds and colours, both of which I 've already discussed, lights also play an important role in photography. And one must always remember with the best of light and that landscape photography looks best when one uses the finest of colours.
I have often seen that photos that win competitions in many cases are the ones which make fascinating utilization of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through the trees or windows, elaborate long shadows along with the result of side and backlighting through clouds, sparkling light. Certain angles of light bring an extraordinary effect to even a normal landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. Use it to his advantage and the art of a landscape photographer will be to exploit on these angles. Be conscious to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in angle and a brilliant light can look celestial. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape images 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 golden light creeping upon mountain faces, bouncing off the sea 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 afternoon the morning while dawn and the point of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken during this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for outstanding landscape pictures, take that additional step towards it t exploit the power of light and you can ensure yourself profitable results.