Beautiful Landscape Photos

Beautiful Landscape Photos

These example photos are almost always over saturated and the lighting has been edited to the point that these photos look completely unrealistic, like poorly made HDR photos. The photo editing has destroyed the dynamics of the photos and the feel that the original scenery might have had. Sure they look nice in the “MTV-kind-of” way, but it is a bit tiresome when every example photo looks like this.
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

Johnny Melville December 9, 2009 05:20 pm These example photos are almost always over saturated and the lighting has been edited to the point that these photos look completely unrealistic, like poorly made HDR photos. The photo editing has destroyed the dynamics of the photos and the feel that the original scenery might have had. Sure they look nice in the “MTV-kind-of” way, but it is a bit tiresome when every example photo looks like this.
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

That’s why I want to show you a breathtaking collection of landscape photography. Hopefully, these pictures will be enough to get you moving (if not, you can put your camera on Ebay – you don’t need it anyway). But before you go out to take pictures, don’t forget that an important element of landscape photography is the light to the scenery. It’s best to take photos at dusk or dawn with low angle light. This light renders the landscape with low contrast and sidelight giving a nice feeling of depth. Also, low contrast allows to capture more details. Unfortunately, the perfect light goes away very quickly, so be sure to find the right angle in advance. When you’re done, come back and post your results in our comment section!
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

Congratulations, a comprehensive set of landscape photography tips. An additional tip that could be added is to photograph landscape panoramas, stitching together a series of photographs, even a layered series with more than one row. Many post-processing softwares provide excellent stitching functions. Panoramas allow the photographer to use a more moderate focal length lens which preserves a more normal perspective; therefore, more detail is preserved in the background. There are restrictions of course, such as movement in the scene which prevents accurate stitching, large areas in the scene with no detail or tonal differentiation which confuses the stitching software, and perspective distortion with a large degree of rotation views, particularly if the foreground has linearity in the scene. To optimize the technique: 1. Use manual or locked exposure so that all images are equally exposed. 2. Overlap images by about 20 – 30%. 3. For the purist, pivot camera at lens center axis which requires a special mount plate for a tripod (however standing in one spot and rotating your body usually works well) . 4. Select a moderate focal length to avoid distortion issues. Of course, experiment with different focal lengths. 5. Photograph at least two panoramic series of the same scene. Photos can be exchanged between series in the event a single photo is not satisfactory. 6. For a panorama with a large view angle, a polarizing filter can create an uneven sky color and density. For the DSLR user an important advantage is the large number of pixels that comprise a stitched image, enhancing detail and allowing larger prints. Even stitching just two portrait oriented images can give an outstanding landscape photograph that doesn’t even have the appearance of a panorama. A vendor has even developed a robot mount for digital cameras that shoots preprogrammed series of multi-level images that create panoramas that would be difficult to produce any other way.
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

Dean January 12, 2010 11:13 pm Maximising Depth of Field. You’ve hit the nail on the head about how important the depth of field is in landscape photographs, but yet you have made no mention of the most important concept there is to landscape photographers to maximising the depth of field. It’s called “Hyperfocal Distance”. If you’re serious about doing landscape photographs then you need to get your head around this simple concept, and you need to use it. And as someone teaching landscape photographs, you need to teach the students it.
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

Willie November 6, 2010 12:35 am I like your tips, well written and very helpful. According to your writing you are a well experienced and great photographer. But what makes me wonder is why the photos you have posted above as examples are photos of different photographers. Are they really yours or they belong to somebody else? If they are not yours then why use them as examples on this articles? Why not use your own photos as a good example for your tips?
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

But before you go out to take pictures, don’t forget that an important element of landscape photography is the light to the scenery. It’s best to take photos at dusk or dawn with low angle light. This light renders the landscape with low contrast and sidelight giving a nice feeling of depth. Also, low contrast allows to capture more details.
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Beautiful Landscape Photos

Travel and Landscape Photography March 17, 2009 01:52 pm I was just searching for another landscape article but found yours. Great article! Personally landscape photography is my favorite field. I can agree with most of the points in your article. I would probably add another one – “Do your homework”. Study the location you want to shoot before shooting, find a good spot (is it a sunset or sunrise spot?), have a backup spot, return to the same location back and back, watch the weather. Be zealous and you will be rewarded.
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I have shot thousands of Landscape Photos. I have worked hard for every shot that I have put on my website and you can view those for examples of following the guidlines listed above. They are guidlines that can be pushed ,broken and forgotten at times to produce spectactular scenes. But you need to start with them as a foundation. I learned one day as I was shooting snow covered scene in southern California (we don’t get them often) to don the most important thing, SLOW DOWN. I am on a snow covered trail and ayoung man blasts up in his 4-whell drive truck, jumps out scrambles around grabs his rig on a tripod and dashes of through the snow, within a minute he was back and raced off to his next destination. I don’t know what he saw but I was able to some wonderful waterfallsa half mile down the trail. I know he didn’t see them, because my foot prints we the only ones there. I know that i would have missed some beautiful shots of I continued to be as impatient as the young man.
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Ed Hamlin October 2, 2009 06:53 am I have shot thousands of Landscape Photos. I have worked hard for every shot that I have put on my website and you can view those for examples of following the guidlines listed above. They are guidlines that can be pushed ,broken and forgotten at times to produce spectactular scenes. But you need to start with them as a foundation. I learned one day as I was shooting snow covered scene in southern California (we don’t get them often) to don the most important thing, SLOW DOWN. I am on a snow covered trail and ayoung man blasts up in his 4-whell drive truck, jumps out scrambles around grabs his rig on a tripod and dashes of through the snow, within a minute he was back and raced off to his next destination. I don’t know what he saw but I was able to some wonderful waterfallsa half mile down the trail. I know he didn’t see them, because my foot prints we the only ones there. I know that i would have missed some beautiful shots of I continued to be as impatient as the young man. So when you go out to shoot have everythign ready before you go shoot, clean gass, sensor, clothes, charges batteries, flashlight, extra film/memory cards, a snack or two.. Yes take some extra clothes with you too. I move to the best point of view, standing in the middle of the street, laying down on a trail, wet sand, knee deep in warms surf or freezing water, mud, rain, all during the golden hours. When you go to a remote location always tell someone where you are going and don’t deviate from the plan, leave a map if necessary for them to beable to see the route you are taking in and out. If you see something that could detour you don’t! Mark it on a map and go back to it as soon as you can. Happy hunting and feel free to contact me.
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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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Explain your tip: Capture movements this is the type of fast paced action shot that most photographers think about when they are trying to show motion in their photos; but it is not the only way to show motion. Think about it for a moment. If you were watching a wind mill on a windy day, how would those blades look? If they were frozen in midair like the basketball, you wouldn’t be able to tell if there was actually any wind that day or not This is the type of fast paced action shot that most photographers think about when they are trying to show motion in their photos; but it is not the only way to show motion. Think about it for a moment. If you were watching a wind mill on a windy day, how would those blades look? If they were frozen in midair like the basketball, you wouldn’t be able to tell if there was actually any wind that day or not.