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 agree, but he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters in order to get the very best of the nature while one is into landscape photography. These parameters are extremely crucial and play an essential part in the resulting picture. Aside from colours and backgrounds, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play a crucial role in photography. And one must always remember with the finest of light and that landscape photography looks best when one uses the finest of colors.
I have often seen that photos that win competitions are often the ones which make fascinating usage of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through clouds, sparkling light through the trees or windows, elaborate long shadows and also the effect of side and backlighting. An extraordinary effect is lent by specific angles of light to even an ordinary landscape; keep an eye for all those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is to exploit on these angles and use it to his advantage. Be aware to snatch away every good light in every great angle possible. Believe it or not believe it, even a plain tree shot in a brilliant light and angle can seem heavenly. Use light to define your photographs.
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Lighting effects in landscape graphics are critical not only because they bring in a feeling of brightness, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light rays flashing through windows, a sliver of golden light creeping upon mountain faces, bouncing off the sea or shining up the sand! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Of course, do not miss the wee hours of late afternoon, the morning while sunrise and the brink of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken during this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for outstanding landscape pictures, take that extra step towards it t exploit the power of light and you will guarantee yourself profitable results.