Landscape photos or scenery is a hobby of many photographers. Equipped with a digital SLR camera, we can record the beauty of God’s creation in an instant. We can also enjoy this view in the future, and can also be shown to everyone. With the existence of photo-sharing sites like Flickr and 500px, this view can be seen by all the inhabitants of this earth. The following are 5 landscape photo tips that you should know:
Use Slow Speed
By using a slow speed, we can achieve a greater depth of field or focus space, so our photos will be sharper. In addition, we can also achieve many effects that can add to the aesthetics of the image. The water which is actually slightly flowing is calmer, and adds to the minimalist feel of this image. The waterfall looks a bit blurry and the leaves of the rocks become more focused, making this photo more unique and interesting.
Use water as a reflection
If you take pictures at a location that contains water elements, such as rivers or the sea, then look for an angle where you can use it as a mirror. The reflection of the water can add to the beauty of your scenery. This technique also helps you get a photo that is symmetrical, and pleasing to the eye.
Schedule a photo at sunset
Sunset or sunset has a deep and romantic connotation. If you add it to your landscape photos, then surely your photos will be much memorable in the eyes of others. Also, some time before and after sunset, the sun will refract your view with its warm yellow light so you are sure to create a photo full of interesting colors and nuances. The sunlight is also softer at this “Golden Hour”, and will make it easier to get the right exposure in the entire scene.
Make it a panorama format.
Sometimes, we are in a location and enjoy a very extraordinary sight before our eyes. Our camera was taken out to capture the scene. However, we often feel that the camera cannot capture the true nuances. This may happen because the scene in front of you is very wide, and you should enjoy it by turning your head from left to right (180 degrees!). To capture a landscape like that, you should try taking pictures with a panoramic format. Some digital cameras are now capable of recording images in this format, and the results are decent. If your digital camera doesn’t have this feature, record a few pictures from left to right, and then connect them using software like Photoshop.
Change your point of view
Often we are glued to only one point of view, when we are at the shooting location. Maybe we decide to mount our tripod somewhere just because it’s close to the object being shot, or because everyone is shooting from there. Try to experiment with exploring other points of view. Also try to walk a few hundred meters from the shooting location, and try from a variety of shooting angles, before you set up your tripod.