If you are a landscape photographer, there are some tips you should know if you want to shoot a very great landscape photo.
Here, I will give you five tips to take great landscape photos. Let’s begin:
- The amount of quality light in a photo will determine how great the photo will be. If you are very observant, you will notice that most photographers shoot early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the light from the sun is low. When you take photos in the afternoon when the sun is still high, you will end up ruining your shoot.
- Focal points. Focal point is not just for portraits, landscapes also need a focal point. When you shoot a landscape photo without a focal point, it would look empty and dull. A striking building, tree, structure, silhouette, rock formations, or boulders could serve as focal points for your picture. Use the rule of thirds to add the focal point in your frame.
- The easiest way to understand the composition of landscape photography is using the “rule of thirds”. The basic principle of the rule of thirds suggests you to divide your frame using imaginary lines to divide into sections. These sections are on the horizontal and vertical axis. You should then place your element of interest as the intersecting points. This is the rule of third.
- Leading lines. Leading lines are mostly used in the foreground. But you can use the leading lines as you please to enhance your photo. There are so many photographers that take photos comprising of only leading lines. So just take your photo, but stick to the concept of leading lines. Leading lines add depth to your photo, and it also scales the quality of the shot.
- Sky is one of the key elements of a landscape picture. The lines in the sky or cloud formation can add drama to any photo you want to take. In a boring frame, you can consider using polarizing filters or enhancing the sky post production. Polarizing filters help add contracts and colors to the frame.
- Capturing movement. Landscape photography is also photography. The mentality behind landscape photos is calm, serene, and passive. By capturing the movement of nature, you would be able to create a point of interest with mood and drama.
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