How to Create a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Advantage
It is all about the eye for beauty I concur, but he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters to be able to get the top of the nature while one is into landscape photography. These parameters are very critical and play an important role in the resulting picture. Besides colours and backgrounds, both of which I 've already discussed, lights also play a crucial part in photography. And one must always keep in mind with the finest of light and that landscape photography appears best when one uses the best of colors.
I've frequently seen that photos that win contests are often the ones that make fascinating usage of light. Keep an eye out for that silver lining- the beams of light shining through clouds, dazzling light through the trees or windows, complex long shadows along with the effect of side and backlighting. An incredible effect is lent by certain angles of light to even a normal landscape; keep an eye for those sources. The art of a landscape photographer is always to harness these angles and use it to his advantage. Be mindful to snatch away every good light in every great angle potential. Believe it or not, even a plain tree shot in angle and a dazzling light can look celestial. Use light to define your photographs.
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Lighting effects in landscape pictures are vital not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the finest in a landscape. The angle of light beams flashing through windows, a sliver of golden light bouncing off the ocean, creeping upon mountain faces or shining up the sand! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Naturally, do not miss the early hours of the morning while dawn, late day and the point of sundown. 'Magic hours' as this is called- shots taken in this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are looking for outstanding landscape pictures, take that additional step towards it t exploit the power of light and you'll be able to ensure yourself fruitful results.