Beautiful Landscape Pictures

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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!

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

Edmond landscaping February 14, 2012 01:01 pm Taking pictures from a high angle gives you a better view of the landscape. It takes practice to master landscape photography. This kind of photography not only requires state of the art gadgetry, but more importantly the skill in capturing exquisite pictures which can be obtained through constant practice.

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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.
Beautiful Landscape Pictures

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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.

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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.

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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.
Beautiful Landscape Pictures

Beautiful Landscape Pictures

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I love landscape photography. For me composition is key. Even if the lighting suffers, good composition can save a photograph. I would add that if you happen to be somewhere in the middle of the day and perhaps are not an early riser or late bedtime person, go for infrareds or black & whites. Infrareds require more light and sometimes the extra shadows of midday make great black & white images. Lastly, take lots of images so you get the perfect shot, but DON’T post them all. Pick the best and post it. Nothing ruins a trip album more than multiple pictures where you just shifted your feet.

Suzanne May 19, 2007 02:05 am I love landscape photography. For me composition is key. Even if the lighting suffers, good composition can save a photograph. I would add that if you happen to be somewhere in the middle of the day and perhaps are not an early riser or late bedtime person, go for infrareds or black & whites. Infrareds require more light and sometimes the extra shadows of midday make great black & white images. Lastly, take lots of images so you get the perfect shot, but DON’T post them all. Pick the best and post it. Nothing ruins a trip album more than multiple pictures where you just shifted your feet.

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).

Most landscape photographers will have a circular polarizing filter in their kit bag. There are many uses for filters like this, but for the landscape photographer the two key characteristics are their ability to cut out reflections and nasty glare from a scene and the increased color intensity, saturation and contrast they create.

Best method as I learnt is : by take 1 photo by moving camera focus point (square) to the Sun take the photo, then take another one by letting the focus point to the landscape or trees… use photoshop by getting the brighter landscape with less brighter of the sky (actually less Sun brightness, you can edit only the area of the Sun to reduce its light). this method reduce Sun flare.

Another possibility to consider in the quest for originality and uniqueness is the abstract image in a landscape. When the light is too contrasty or the vista-type shot seems to much the cliche, for example, the closeup of a small portion of the landscape taken with the wide angle lens really close or the telephoto lens from relatively afar can really get the creative juices flowing.

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.

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.

Most landscape photographers will have a circular polarizing filter in their kit bag. There are many uses for filters like this, but for the landscape photographer the two key characteristics are their ability to cut out reflections and nasty glare from a scene and the increased color intensity, saturation and contrast they create. [email protected]

govewood December 20, 2010 01:58 am Another possibility to consider in the quest for originality and uniqueness is the abstract image in a landscape. When the light is too contrasty or the vista-type shot seems to much the cliche, for example, the closeup of a small portion of the landscape taken with the wide angle lens really close or the telephoto lens from relatively afar can really get the creative juices flowing. Midday, high contrast light seems to work particularly well with black and white images-even in digital capture. Also, the live view function on my 40D really helps me to judge sharpness at various aperture settings and distance from the foreground choices. I put a black cloth over my head if conditions are bright, and I look like the large format photographers of old.