The best way to Make a Great Picture - Part 4
Use Sensational Lighting to your Advantage
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 top of the nature while one is into landscape photography. These parameters play an important role in the resultant picture and are extremely critical. Besides backgrounds and colours, both of which I 've already discussed, lights also play a crucial part in photography. And one must always remember that landscape photography seems best when one uses the best of colours and with the greatest of light.
I have often seen that pictures that win contests are often the ones which make fascinating utilization 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 and also the impact of side and backlighting. Specific angles of light add an amazing effect to even a typical landscape; keep an eye for those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is always to harness on these angles and use it to his advantage. Be mindful to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in a dazzling light and angle can look celestial. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape pictures are critical not only because they bring in a sense of luminosity, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light rays 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.
Of course, do not miss the early hours of late afternoon, the morning while dawn and also the point of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken in this time gets magically enhanced. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for extraordinary landscape pictures, take that additional step towards it t exploit the power of light and you'll be able to ensure yourself fruitful results.