Fabulous Picture Taking Tips And Hints For Palmer Lake Colorado

Landscape Photography Recommendations

Today we will continue our review of landscape photography tips and techniques. Add these ideas to your landscape and cityscape photographs and you'll start winning photo competitions! It is nearly a given!

We discussed light yesterday.

First we discussed the shade of light... You need to get up early in the morning and begin shooting in the 20 or so minutes before dawn. AND you need to keep shooting for about 20 minutes or so past sundown.

At those times there is a happening we'll call a 'bogus' dawn and sunset that may create some absolutely beautiful colors in your landscape and cityscape photographs.

Next we talked about the angle of the light... Think of bodybuilder photographs. The light is coming from about 90 degrees to the discipline. This creates plenty of shadows that define their muscles and accent.

At dawn and twilight, the glancing light from the sun is at the best angle to produce plenty of defining shadows. This will add lots of third dimensionality to your pictures and make them come alive!

Try shooting the same scene at both dusk and dawn, then compare the outcomes to the same scene shot at midday. You may never sleep in again!

Next we mentioned when there are clouds in the sky, shooting. This can add lots of visual interest to the scene - in addition to lots of color. Now the rising or setting sun has something to bounce off of! When the weather is poor... Get out there! That is the time you'll get the best shots.

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Today, let's add a couple more landscape photography hints and techniques.

Use a tripod! Post sunset times and when shooting landscapes, especially in the daybreak - you'll need a very long exposure! (Creating an acceptable depth of field demands 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, subsequently, utilize the mirror lockup feature. Most of the better DSLR cameras do.

For the ultimate in photo sharpness - in addition to locking up the mirror, utilize a timed shutter release. It might seem like a little overkill, but these sharpness techniques can and do make a big difference.

Pay attention to the foreground as far as composition is concerned! Use it to attract the audience's eye into the photo. Use leading lines, framing, diagonals and so on.

Another compositional element to think about 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 the horizon on the lower third of the shot. Is it the ground? Set the horizon in the upper third.

They're rare while there are times that setting the horizon in the middle is the right call. Be sure to are in possession of a specific reason to do that!

Last but not least... Make sure that your photo has a 'star'. What attracted you to the scene? Make sure that characteristic is accented by you and drive the viewer's focus to it. Don't make the mistake of attempting to make the entire scene equally significant. You'll need a star.

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I trust this review of landscape photography hints and techniques will help you start getting contest winning landscape and cityscape pictures!

In the delight of the moment, it's easy to forget to do some of these admittedly basic but vital landscape photography hints and techniques (there are more coming tomorrow)...

Here is your duty - start to compose a checklist (of these and any other landscape photography hints and techniques you can think of), have it laminated and put it in the side pocket of your camera bag.

Each time you are shooting, you will not forget anything and can pull out your landscape photography tips and techniques checklist! Eventually you will get the landscape photography techniques needed to let your artistic side shine through!