Landscape Photography Recommendations
We will continue our review of techniques and landscape photography tips now. Add these suggestions to your landscape and cityscape photographs and you will start winning photo competitions! It is nearly a given!
Yesterday we talked about light.
First we discussed the color of light... You have to get up early in the morning and begin shooting in the 20 or so minutes before dawn. AND also you have to keep shooting for about 20 minutes or so previous sundown.
At those times there is a happening we will call a 'bogus' sunrise and sunset that can create some absolutely stunning colors in your landscape and cityscape photos.
Next we talked about the angle of the light... Consider bodybuilder photos. The light is coming from about 90 degrees to the subject. This creates a lot of shadows that accentuate and define their muscles.
At dusk and daybreak, the glancing light from the sun is at an ideal angle to create a lot of defining shadows. This can add lots of third dimensionality to your photographs and make them come alive!
Try shooting the same scene at both dusk and dawn, then compare the results to exactly the same scene shot at midday. You'll never sleep in again!
Next we mentioned when there are clouds in the sky shooting. This can add plenty of visual interest to the scene - in addition to lots of colour. Now the setting or rising sun has something to bounce off of! When the current weather is bad... Get out there! That's the time you will receive the best shots.
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Today, let's add a couple more landscape photography tips and techniques.
Use a tripod! Post sunset times and when shooting landscapes, especially in the predawn - you will need an extended exposure! (Creating an acceptable depth of field necessitates shooting at minimal apertures - which means long shutter speeds.) Do not even think of trying to get a contest winner by shooting handheld. It won't happen.
If your camera has one, afterward, make use of the mirror lockup feature. Most of the better DSLR cameras do.
For the best in photo sharpness - in addition to locking up the mirror, utilize a shutter release that is timed. It might appear like a bit of overkill, but these sharpness techniques can and do make a big change.
As far as composition is concerned, pay attention to the foreground! Use it to attract the audience's eye into the photo. Use leading lines diagonals and so on.
Another compositional component to consider is the horizon, make it level! What exactly is the most crucial component in your landscape or cityscape photo? Is it the sky? If so, place on the lower third of the shot. Is it the ground? Place the horizon in the upper third.
They're uncommon, while there are times that placing the horizon in the middle is the correct call. Make sure you are in possession of a certain reason to do that!
Last but not least... Ensure that your photo has a 'star'. What brought you to the scene? Make sure that feature is accented by you and drive the viewer's focus to it. Don't make the blunder of trying to make the whole scene equally important. You will need a star.
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I trust this review of landscape photography hints and techniques will allow you to begin getting contest winning landscape and cityscape pictures!
In the excitement of the moment, it really is simple to forget to do some of these admittedly basic but crucial landscape photography tips and techniques (there are more coming tomorrow)...
Here is your assignment - begin to constitute a checklist (of these and any other landscape photography tricks and techniques you'll be able to think of), have it laminated and stick it in the side pocket of your camera bag.
Every time you're shooting, you can pull out your landscape photography tips and techniques checklist and won't forget anything! Eventually you will get the landscape photography techniques needed to let your artistic side shine through!