Landscape photography is an art that almost all camera owners love. Whether you are a professional photographer looking for beautiful pictures to earn his livelihood or a hobby photographer, who wishes to capture some sharp and clear pictures to boost about his work, landscape photography is sure to interest you.
Landscape photos are of 3 types – Impressionistic, Representational and Abstract. The representational landscape photos are realistic ones. Here, no artificial manipulation is done to the landscape. It is a true picture of what is seen. The impressionistic landscape photos retain the look of landscape but do not give a clear representation. The abstract landscape photos are manipulated a lot to produce great effects in the photos. The components are moved and edited to make a design instead of showing a clear picture.
For taking better landscape photos, here are some tips which you should follow: -
Get up early in the morning – To take landscape photos, you should get up early in the morning, i.e. before sunrise. You can also consider taking photos in the evening just before sunset. At these times, the sunlight is less harsh and thus gives good quality photos.
Take advantage of changing weather – Do not sit at your home if there is rain outside. Rain can give a really good effect in your photos. Rain should be considered a way of adding peacefulness and softness to the photo. Ripples in water or wind also can help you in taking great photos. So, take advantage of changing weather in a unique manner.
Go out and explore – For effective landscape photography, one important tip is that you should not stick to same locations every time. Search for different scenic locations on the internet and move to those places and take photos.
Do not fit everything in – While taking landscape photos, many a times, you come across some views which are very huge. To fit the whole view in the photo, you need to use wide angle lens. However, this reduces the size of all elements of the scene and the beauty of everything is lost. So, you should consider focusing on only one element of the landscape at a time. In this way, the photo will become more recognizable.
Always look out for different viewpoints. Before taking the shots, look through the viewer, move it left, right up and down. Change the viewpoint and look for all the possibilities and then take the pictures. This way, you will be able to capture the unseen pictures of the scenario.