Hints to Beautiful Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and executed correctly it can give astounding results. Actually there are really so many top photographers who've brought 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's landscape photography. Landscape photography is only photography of landscapes. It might be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a crimson red sunset or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or instead when you take those pics that are stunning guidelines you should keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major standard. If you like actual great photographs, then you will need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. This could get annoying if you are employing a conventional zoom lens or a point and shoot. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and hence won't be able to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there isn't much you can do except make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). In the event that you own a DSLR, then you certainly can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses. A good wide angle is the canon 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you'll be able to use it just with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only bear in mind you are in need of a zoom in the scope of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are quite expensive. If you're searching for a more economical alternative, you can use any one of the wide angle adaptors. All these are economical, but the image quality is not too great. So itis a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely critical. The top time for landscape is either dawn or twilight. The natural lighting is just correct and provides the very best result. The issue with brilliant day light is the fact that it can create plenty of glare, and will give your photos a washed out appearance. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nevertheless recall that using a CPL will reduce 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 might be a tree, or anything or boat appropriate. This make for a better composition and will give greater depth to your photographs.
4. Lastly this is a super trick to improve the look of you pictures. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of way that river or this road seems to either entering or leaving the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.