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.

1. Tripod

tripod photography

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.

2. Depth

depth landscape photography

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.

3. Time

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.

4.  Panorama

panorama landscape

Look out for scenes that will let you crop the top and bottom of the image to produce a more dramatic “letterbox” panoramic composition.

5. Perspective

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.

6. Rule of thirds
rule of thirds
Use the rule of thirds, so that your foreground interest and main subject fall on the  intersections of the imaginary thirds lines. This helps achieve a balanced composition and makes your scene easier on the eye.
7.  Uniqueness
Be original! Develop your own style and unique vision. Any competent photographer can duplicate others’ work. Truly great photographers produce unique images. Avoid cliche photography. Go for non-standard viewpoints, say from ground-level rather than eye-level. Imagine the world as seen from an animal’s viewpoint rather than a human’s! Try using a soft focus filter to add an ethereal quality to the scene. These filters blur the bright areas of a scene into the shadows to give the image a glow.




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