The way to Make a Great Picture - Component 4
Use Dramatic Lighting to your Advantage
It's about the eye for beauty I agree, but while one is into landscape photography, he/she has to keep in mind particular parameters in order to get the best of the nature. These parameters play an important part in the resultant picture and are extremely critical. Aside from backgrounds and colours, both of which I have already discussed, lights also play a crucial part in photography. And one must always remember that landscape photography looks best when one uses the best of colours and with the greatest of light.
I have commonly seen that photos that win contests are frequently the ones which 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, intricate long shadows and also the result of side and backlighting. An amazing 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 will be to exploit 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 dazzling light and angle can look celestial. Use light to define your pictures.
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Lighting effects in landscape graphics are vital not only because they bring in a feeling of luminosity, but also, because dramatic lighting can bring out the best in a landscape. The angle of light rays flashing through windows, a sliver of gold light shining the sand up, bouncing off the sea or creeping upon mountain faces! Lights bring out so much more to a photograph.
Naturally, don't miss the wee hours of late afternoon, the morning while dawn and also the brink of sunset. 'Magic hours' as this is named- shots taken in this time gets magically improved. Literally! So all you landscape photographers who are searching for incredible landscape photos, take that extra step towards it t use the power of light and you may guarantee yourself profitable results.