Tricks to Beautiful Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and implemented properly it can give astounding results. In reality there are really so many top photographers that have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to truly have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It may be a snow clad a meandering river, mountain, a lovely rainbow, a crimson red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or rather guidelines you should keep in mind when you shoot those stunning pics.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important standard. In case you would like actual good photos, then you'll need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. If you are using a point and shoot or a standard zoom lens this may get troublesome. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and consequently won't have the ability to capture the entire landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there is not much you can do except make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). Then you certainly can use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized, should you have a DSLR. A good wide angle is the rule 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you'll be able to use it only with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply keep in mind you require a zoom in the scope of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are quite expensive. If you are looking for a cheaper choice, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are affordable, but the image quality isn't so good. So it's a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is very essential. The best time for landscape is either morning or twilight. The natural lighting is just correct and offers the greatest result. The dilemma with brilliant day light is that it can generate plenty of glare, and may give your photos a washed out look. This is often rectified by using a circular polariser. Nonetheless recall that using a CPL will reduce the amount of light entering the sensor by around two stops.
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3. Get a subject in the foreground: get a subject in the fore ground As I had mentioned in my earlier article on rule of thirds. This could be a tree, or anything or boat suitable. This will give greater depth to your pictures and make for a better composition.
4. Lastly this really is a super trick to improve the appearance of you photographs. Locate a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a manner that this road or river appears to either entering or leaving the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.