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Background Landscape Photos

A comparison of a 100% crop of the background from two images, one focussed for the foreground (left) and one focussed for the background (right). Both shot at ISO100, f/8, 2 secs.
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If you are faced with a dull, featureless sky, consider cutting it out of your landscape altogether. Doing so creates a more unusual photo (we are used to seeing the sky in landscape photography), and also draws your attention back towards the landscape itself.
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When you are taking a landscape photograph, try creating a sense of depth by keeping all the different elements of the image in focus. To do this you need to use a small aperture, from f/16-f/22 because this keeps objects in the foreground and background sharp. Place your camera on a tripod (this will eliminate camera shake) when using a small aperture, as less light will be entering the lens.
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1 Create Depth When you are taking a landscape photograph, try creating a sense of depth by keeping all the different elements of the image in focus. To do this you need to use a small aperture, from f/16-f/22 because this keeps objects in the foreground and background sharp. Place your camera on a tripod (this will eliminate camera shake) when using a small aperture, as less light will be entering the lens.
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A landscape with depth is always more engaging than one which appears flat. Include elements in the foreground, middleground and background to add depth to your photo, and to invite the viewer to explore the scene in their mind.
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Spring flowering trees on a background of green hill, which is highlighted by the setting sun. Rolling hills with fields and trees suitable for backgrounds or wallpapers, natural seasonal landscape.
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Morning landscape sunrise in the meadow, on the grass and flowers of the drops of dew. The idea of the background of Mother's day, 8 March and World environment day. Soft focus.
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Browse landscape pictures from around the world, including mountains, seascapes, forests, deserts and a lot more. This collection of beautiful and breathtaking photos is free for personal and commercial use. So don't hesitate to download your new wallpaper or next Facebook post.
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Landscapes are a real favorite with photographers and it’s not hard to see why; you get to spend time in the outdoors and be with nature. Having patience helps, as you may need to wait for the right lighting conditions, and there will be times when conditions do not cooperate. Some landscape photographers will sit for hours to get one stunning shot for the whole day. That one magic shot makes the time worthwhile. With patience and some practice, you will develop skill and be able to capture striking photos of your own.
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C Conclusion Landscapes are a real favorite with photographers and it’s not hard to see why; you get to spend time in the outdoors and be with nature. Having patience helps, as you may need to wait for the right lighting conditions, and there will be times when conditions do not cooperate. Some landscape photographers will sit for hours to get one stunning shot for the whole day. That one magic shot makes the time worthwhile. With patience and some practice, you will develop skill and be able to capture striking photos of your own.
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We are surrounded by opportunities for great landscape photos, from rolling meadows to imposing mountains to arid desert scenes. Choose a local area of interest and set about fully exploring it, finding new and unusual ways to photograph it.

Landscape Photography Tips Take Your Nature Photography to the Next Level! Landscape photography is a favorite with professional and amateur photographers alike. There awaits a wealth of natural landscapes filled with beauty and drama, always changing with the seasons. To avoid taking bland images, follow these key tips below.

Using a wide angle exaggerates your landscape's perspective, enhancing the feeling of depth in the photo. It also has the added benefit of increasing your depth of field, bringing more of you landscape into focus.
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The start and end of the day are the best times for landscape photography. The low, directional lighting creates interesting shadows, bringing out the details in the landscape, and the colour of the sky adds atmosphere. The times around dawn and dusk are known as the golden hour, and professionals agree that they're the best times to shoot landscapes.
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A minimum of two images are required, i.e. one focussed for the foreground and one focussed for the background, however an additional third image, focussed for the middle ground can also be a good idea.
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A comparison of a 100% crop of the foreground from two images, one focussed for the foreground (left) and one focussed for the background (right). Both shot at ISO100, f/8, 2 secs.

At this point, Photoshop will determine the sharpest portions of each image to incorporate into the final image, and apply a mask to each layer. Below you can see the layer masks applied to the two images. In this instance, you can see the rocks in the lower portion of the image are the main area selected by the layer mask for the ‘near’ layer whereas the rocks in the middle distance and the background mountains are incorporated from the ‘far’ layer.

Landscape photography is a favorite with professional and amateur photographers alike. There awaits a wealth of natural landscapes filled with beauty and drama, always changing with the seasons. To avoid taking bland images, follow these key tips below.
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To get the best possible images, you can make use of two filters in your landscape photography. Polarizing filters darken the sky and therefore bring out the blues in contrast to the white of the clouds. Neutral Density (ND) filters prevent too much light from entering the camera. This is useful on bright days, when the camera is unable to give you a slow shutter speed (you may want to capture the movement of the sky or water for example).
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3 Use Photographic Filters To get the best possible images, you can make use of two filters in your landscape photography. Polarizing filters darken the sky and therefore bring out the blues in contrast to the white of the clouds. Neutral Density (ND) filters prevent too much light from entering the camera. This is useful on bright days, when the camera is unable to give you a slow shutter speed (you may want to capture the movement of the sky or water for example).
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The most common question I get asked by my workshop students is ‘how do you get such sharp images?’. It’s actually really simple. Basically, avoid movement of any kind while the shutter is open, focus well and choose the right aperture for your creative vision. Mostly it’s just plain old common sense with a couple of technical elements thrown in, so if you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips.
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This is another one that seems obvious but I’ve seen it happen a lot. Let’s say you’ve achieved perfect focus on your landscape composition and now you’d like to rotate the polarizer which is attached to your perfectly focused lens. Guess what, as you rotate that filter, the lens is now losing its focus because of the movement and pressure you’re exerting on the filter. This rarely happens with high end lenses but I’ve seen it happen a lot with cheaper kit lenses that are poorly engineered. When this happens simply remember to refocus before hitting the shutter.

Sadly, it can sometimes be difficult to translate a great landscape into a stunning photograph. Too often we are left with a shot which is flat, lacks interest, and doesn't do the original scene justice at all.
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Once you're at your location, and before you even take your camera out of its bag, look around for the best place to shoot from. It is all too easy to just arrive and set up your equipment in the most obvious place, but this is where everyone will photograph from. Instead, try to find a different view of your chosen landscape. You will often find that you can include more foreground interest by moving a few steps to the side, or create a better composition by clambering on top of a rock.

Use a narrow aperture to maximise the depth of field, so that all areas of your landscape photo are in sharp focus. Of course by narrowing your aperture you increase the required exposure time, so be sure to mount your camera on a sturdy tripod.
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Avoid the midday sun if possible. The bright sunlight at this time of day creates a lot of contrast in your photo, making it easy to lose detail in the highlights or shadows, or both. The harsh overhead light at this time of day also tends to flatten the details in your landscape, making it even more challenging to capture a sense of depth in your photo.