Tips to Stunning Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and executed correctly it can give results that are astounding. Actually there are so many top photographers that have brought so much to the genre of landscape photography that it has now grown to truly 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 meandering river, mountain, a lovely rainbow, a ruby red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are certain rules or instead when you take those beautiful pics guidelines you have to keep in mind.
1. The Angle of view: This is an important standard. In case you prefer actual pictures that are good, then you'll need to get as much of the landscape in your frame. If you are employing a point and shoot or a conventional zoom lens, this may get troublesome. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and hence will not have the ability 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'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). In the event you have a DSLR, then you can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses. A good wide angle is the principle 10-22 mm lens that I use (Of course you can use it only with Cannon, but there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Only bear in mind you require a zoom in the range 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 isn't so good. So it is a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is extremely crucial. The top time for landscape is either twilight or dawn. The natural lighting offers the top result and is just right. The issue with bright day light is that it may generate plenty of glare, and will give your photos a washed out appearance. This is often rectified by using a circular polariser. However 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 anything or boat proper, or could be a tree. This will definitely give greater depth to your pictures and make for a better composition.
4. Lastly this is a superb trick to improve the look of you photos. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in this type of way this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.