Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding kinds of photography and to create an image you dreamt about you have to work hard, stay at the location after everyone has left, wait for hours for a perfect composure, Terminal Stack is here to share 12 amazing tips to capture some amazing landscape.
Landscape photography is all about planning. You should have a clear idea of where you are going and at what time of the day you will be able to capture the best photograph. Learn how to read maps and understand them to find the perfect location for your shot.
2.Sense of Depth
- You can create a deeper depth of field by keeping everything in focus from foreground to infinity. This can be done by using aperture of f/11 to f/16 it keeps the image visually interesting. It allows the viewer to see everything clearly in the image.
- Another way to use sense of depth is by creating a shallow depth of a field it can simply be done by blurring foreground elements, to obtain shallow depth effect a larger aperture of f/2.8 to f/4 is used this effect leads the viewer’s eye to the subject in the image
3.Use of Best Light
Light is one of the most important factors in landscape photography and it doesn’t matter how great your location is or how you compose your image, if light doesn’t do the scene justice then you will fail to capture the best possible image. The best light for landscape photography is in the early-morning or late-afternoon. Sometimes as part of the challenge of landscape photography you should be able to adapt with the situation and use it to your benefit in this way great landscapes could be captured even on stormy and cloudy days.
Key is to use Best light as much as possible and be able to compose the look and feel in your photos.
4.Use a Wide Angle Lens
A wide angle lens gives you a very unique look and perspective as it allows you to capture a wider view and fit more-into your image.
Best way to use a wide-angle lens is to get super-close to your foreground element which will allow you to create a sense of depth about which we talked earlier.
5.Composing your Image
You should aim for getting the right composition for your image rather than relying on post production. There are various ways to find a good composition like by using the rule of third or rule of triangle but ultimately you need to train your mind to see a scene and analyze it in your mind.
Key is that you shouldn’t start clicking photos wildly, rather you should take 5-6 mins to analyze the scene and start composing your image.
6.Use the Histogram
Histograms are essential tools in photography one should learn how to read histograms to improve your photo. Histograms are simple graphs that show us tonal distribution across the image. Left side of the graph represents dark tones and the right side represents bright tones.
For an instance if you find majority of graph shifted towards one side it means your photo is too light or dark(over exposed or under exposed)
7.Shoot in Raw format
If your camera is capable of shooting photos in raw format then always try to capture RAW files as they contain much more detail and information, it also gives us flexibility in post production without losing quality
Note– You can always save raw files in any format you want but you will not be able to save Jpeg in RAW files which limits you to the quality at which jpeg was shot.
So come one, Show us your Breathtaking landscapes, and don’t forget to share your tips and experiences below!