Welcome to all photography lovers, Want to shoot beautiful landscapes with your DSLR camera? here is fast tips & techniques for how to photograph the landscape.
How to photograph landscapes?
- Try to visit a place full of beautiful nature views & look at all directions with your eyes to discover the best view to capture.
- Try to choose the right time to shoot an image, remember the “Golden Hour” at the sunrise & the sunset
- Picking up the right camera, Although this is a tough job to do, it is of prime importance. You need to learn how to choose the proper camera. The following article is very useful and provides a lot of information about choosing the right camera, and I highly recommend it “How to choose a camera – A comprehensive guide“
- Use wide angle lenses like 16-35 mm or 24-70 mm or 10-20 mm
- Use tripod & remote if you will shoot at night & it’s also useful to ensure sharpness of your image
- Remember the “Rule Of Third” as per Wikipedia The rule of thirds is a “rule of thumb” or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, paintings, and photographs. The guideline proposes that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and those important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points create more tension, energy, and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject.
- Don’t use flash while shooting landscape it will ruin your image, only in rare cases, you can use if you want to brighten an object in the front-ground
- Try to use a smaller aperture to ensure that every part in the image is in focus like F/22, F/16 this will allow you to create depth of field, your background & foreground will be in focus & very sharp
- You can use “ND” Neutral Density filters to prevent too much light from entering to your camera this will be useful in the sunny days
- IF you are capturing water at night you can give your photo a sense of movement by using long shutter speed like 1/8 of a sec. or 1 sec.
- IF you are capturing water at daylight you can give your photo a sense of movement by using a long shutter speed like 1/8 of a sec. or 1 sec & “ND” Neutral Density filter
- IF you want to make the see appear in turquoise blue color, take the photo in the midday
- Use water as a mirror of your object like (mountain, trees, bridges,etc..)
- Shoot in “RAW” if you want the maximum quality image
- Try to shoot at lower ISO (100)
- Use Auto focus & Auto white balance
- Finally, don’t shoot an image just create it
Now you can create sharp, well defined, fantastic photos for landscape :).
See also the Best canon lenses for landscape
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