5 Reasons to Add People into Your Landscape Photography
Do I need to add people into my landscape photography?
It seems that landscape photography and portrait photography are 2 parallel lines. The landscape photospheres try to eliminate the people in the image while the portrait photographers tend to use a large aperture to blur the background.
If you are a landscape photographer and you are not satisfied with the traditional shooting method. Including people in your scenery might be a good choice. Below are 5 reasons why you should add people into your landscape photography.
1:Tell a storyAdding people to your photography will give your photo a storytelling effect. Whether it's a group of people or a single individual, it can bring a mysterious mood to your photo. We want to know more about the person. what he is doing? Why he appears in the image? Once you start to consider those questions, your eyes will focus on the picture for a longer time. For example, a lonely man standing on the mountain might lead the viewer to imagine the story that related to him.
2: Balance and improve your compositionAdding a person into your image appropriately will balance the composition for landscape photography. The people in the foreground or middle ground can create a sense of depth.
3: Play with ScaleA tall man will not think he is high if he is not standing with a shorter person. It is the same in landscape photography. Having a person to stand before a mountain will give the viewers a point of reference and scale of the landscape.
4: Add drama to the imageNeed any dramatic effect to your landscape photography? Try adding some people's silhouette and backlight photos to the image. Even seemingly boring scenery can suddenly become interesting and exciting. Remember do not just place one silhouette. It is better to add 2 interactive people or objects. It can convey a romantic mood to the whole image.
5: Focal pointA successful photo should have a focal point that attracts the viewer's attention. Adding a person into the image can work that way. We tend to choose iconic scenery and architecture as the focal point but a lively energetic person definitely gives much more fun than the still architecture.
Inclusion:If you can’t find anyone in the scenery, you can be the model of yourself! Use a tripod and set the timer. You are good to go !!