Professional Photography Techniques And Strategies For Oxford Station Ontario

Landscape Photography Suggestions

We will continue our review of landscape photography tips and techniques now. Add these ideas to your landscape and cityscape photos and you'll begin winning photo contests! It's practically a given!

We talked about 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 also you need to keep shooting for about 20 minutes or so past sundown.

At those times there's a happening we will call a 'fictitious' sunrise and sunset that could produce some absolutely stunning colours 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 area. This creates a lot of shadows that define their muscles and accent.

At dawn and dusk, the glancing light from the sun is right at the perfect angle to make lots of defining shadows. This will definitely add a great deal of third dimensionality to your photographs and make them come alive!

Attempt shooting the same scene at both twilight and dawn, then compare the outcomes 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 will definitely add a lot of visual interest to the scene - as well as lots of color. Now the rising or setting sun has something to bounce off of! When the current weather is bad... Get out there! That's the time you'll get the best shots.

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Now, let us add a couple more landscape photography hints and techniques.

Use a tripod! When shooting landscapes, particularly in the predawn and post sunset times - you will require a very long exposure! (Creating an acceptable depth of field necessitates shooting at minimal apertures - which means long shutter speeds.) Do not even think of attempting to get a competition winner by shooting handheld. It won't happen.

Afterward, use the mirror lockup feature if your camera has one. Most of the better DSLR cameras do.

For the ultimate in photo sharpness - in addition to locking up the mirror, make use of a timed shutter release. It might seem like a little 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 element to think about is the horizon, make it level! What's the most important component in your landscape or cityscape photo? Is it the sky? If so, set the horizon on the lower third of the shot. Is it the ground? Place in the upper third.

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

Last but not least... Ensure that your photo has a 'star'. What attracted you to the scene? Make sure you accentuate that attribute and drive the audience's attention to it. Don't make the mistake of attempting to make the entire scene equally significant. You need a star.

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I hope this review of landscape photography tips and techniques can help you start getting contest winning landscape and cityscape photographs!

In the excitement of the moment, it is simple to forget to do some of these true basic but vital landscape photography tips and techniques (there are more coming tomorrow)...

Here is your duty - begin 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.

Every time you're shooting, you can pull out your landscape photography tips and techniques checklist and won't forget anything! Eventually you will possess the landscape photography techniques needed to let your artistic side shine through!