7 Best Landscape Photography Tips
For most of the professional photographers nature is the basic driving force for their choice in opting photography as their profession. Everyone likes to enjoy the precious moments of peace which nature bestows on the people who adore it and try to understand the surreptitious story it has to tell. While every individual photographer has his own perspective of looking at things and that in essence determines the uniqueness of that photographer, there are still many basic tips which need to be kept under consideration while capturing the elusive inkling of nature.
This might seem pretty obvious and a blear-witted tip but nevertheless when you are on a mission of Landscape photography the exposure time for different photographs may differ from a 1/250s to a minute and to prevent blurring and inadequate or overexposure the shaking of the camera needs to be prevented for such purpose a standard or pro tripod stand is a must. Nowadays, gorilla tripods are in market which attach almost to everything like trees, poles, rocks etc and the height can be manged according to need.
While taking a landscape photograph try to maximize the depth of the field by ensuring that as much of your scene is in focus as possible. The simplest way to do this is to choose a small Aperture setting(a large number) as the smaller your aperture the greater the depth of field in your shots.
Early morning and late evening are the best times for shooting landscapes. This is because the low angle of the Sun picks out shadows and reveals textures. Try as much as you can to stay away from day light as lots of harsh light and unflattering shadows are present around that time.
Look out for scenes that will let you crop the top and bottom of the image to produce a more dramatic “letterbox” panoramic composition.
While trying to shoot a landscape photograph never only consider your own perspective of looking at your captured photo. Try to align lines that will lead the viewer to the actual subject of the photograph. Lines give an image depth, scale and can be a point of interest in and of themselves by creating patterns in your shot.