Tips to Beautiful Landscape Pictures
Landscape photography is a genre that is favourite amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and carried out correctly it can give results that are astounding. In fact there are so many top photographers who have brought so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is just photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a crimson red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are certain rules or instead guidelines you need to keep in mind when you shoot those pics that are stunning.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important standard. Should you need actual pictures that are great, then you will need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. If you are employing a point and shoot or a regular zoom lens this can get frustrating. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and consequently will not be able to capture the whole 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). Then you certainly can use one of the wide angle lenses that are specialized, in the event you own a DSLR. A great wide angle is the canon 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you'll be able to use it just with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply bear in mind you need a zoom in the scope of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you are looking for a more economical choice, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are economical, but the image quality is not so great. So itis a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely critical. The top time for landscape is either dawn or dusk. The natural lighting is just right and offers the top result. The dilemma with bright day light is that it will give your photos a washed out look, and can generate lots of glare. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nonetheless 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 might be a tree, or anything or boat appropriate. This make for a better composition and will give greater depth to your photos.
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 way this road or river appears to either entering or leaving the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.