6 Essential Landscape Photography Tips You Need to Know
The natural landscape is filled with beauty and drama. And it is always changing with the seasons. Below are several tips for you to avoid taking bland images.
1:Create DepthWhen you are taking a landscape photograph, try to create 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.
2:Use a Wide-Angle LensA wide-angle lens can help you to get a wider view and therefore present a sense of wide-open space.
Taking an image at f/16 will make both the foreground and background look sharp.
Remember to try some interesting angles when shooting.
3:Compose in ThirdsPlace your subjects on either intersection of the 2 horizontal lines and 2 verticle lines. In landscape photography, this composition method works well. it can make your image more interesting and eye-pleasing.
4:Use Lens FiltersFilters can help you to achieve some amazing effects. An nd filter can block the light from entering the camera. For example: On a bright day, when the slow shutter speed is needed to capture the movement of the sky or water, then you can use the nd filter to block the sunlight to get a longer shutter speed.
5:Take account of peopleLandscape photography is not just about people. You can add the people in it.
6:Capture MovementYou can get an amazing silky effect when shooting with long exposure.
If it is a bright day, an ND filter is a good choice. Remember to take a tripod with you to stabilize.