Hints to Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out properly it can give astounding results. In reality there are really so many top photographers who've contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to have a life of its own. Anyways leaving apart all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is simply photography of landscapes. It might be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a ruby red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are particular rules or instead when you shoot those stunning pics guidelines you should keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important criterion. Should you prefer actual great photos, then you will need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. This can get annoying if you are employing a standard zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and therefore will not have the capacity 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 will talk in detail about the panorama mode). If you own a DSLR, then you can certainly use one of the specialized wide angle lenses. A good wide angle is the rule 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you can use it just with Cannon, however there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only bear in mind you require a zoom in the scope of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very costly. If you are searching for a cheaper option, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are cheap, but the image quality is not too good. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely crucial. The top time for landscape is either morning or twilight. The natural lighting is just right and offers the top result. The problem with bright day light is that it will give your photos a washed out appearance, and can produce a lot of glare. This can be rectified by using a circular polariser. Nevertheless remember that using a CPL will decrease the amount of light entering the sensor by two stops that are around.
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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 make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your pictures.
4. Lastly it is a super trick to enhance the appearance of you photos. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a manner that this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This provides a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.