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Landscape Photography - Wright Photography

Beginners Guide for Perfect Landscape Photography

When you see a spectacular scene, the first thing that will come out your mind is to take a photo of it. You thought you were successful until you upload the photo on your computer. This scenario is nothing but usual, especially for beginners who do not have enough knowledge and experience taking landscape photography.

For beginners, below are tips to use for success in landscape photography

Right light is the key

Your eye is highly capable adjusting to various levels of light, to capture an entire scenery even with different contrast. Unfortunately, your camera isn’t. Professionals use several ways to get through tough lights, yet the easiest is by merely waiting for the right light. Capture the photo exactly when it is needed, like during early morning or late in the afternoon, contrast is lesser and it can give your photo a nice warm glow.

Take advantage of using tripods

Using a tripod can be very useful especially when taking sharp shots. Using a stable tripod can get rid of camera shake to ensure sharper shots compared to when you are just holding the camera. It is best to consider tripods that are lightweight so you can carry them anywhere.

Add filters

Never take a naked shot. Filter can bring a dramatic difference, specifically in landscape photography. Using filters is not expensive, yet the difference it can bring to your photos is spectacular. There are many filters available that can sustain your shot requirements:

  • Polarising filter

Will let you control blueness of the sky, darker or lighter.

  • Graduated neutral density

This can help you avoid overexposing the sky, maintaining all perfect details intact than blowing a stunning sky to while splotch.

  • Regular neutral density

Will let you take long exposures without damaging or overexposing images, any time of the day, even in the morning.

Try long exposures

If you want to capture numerous landscape scenes, try utilising a longer shutter speed. The long shutter can give an enormous difference in photos; it can present a moving illusion even taking a still scene.

To take a prolonged exposure shot, using a tripod is recommended. Use shutter either manual mode or priority mode to decide a longer shutter speed to use. The length depends on the subject you plan to take. If you have no idea yet, kick off with just 30-second exposure. Adding a neutral density filter may be needed for images that are too bright.

Do not focus just on horizontal orientation

Not only for beginners but tenured photographers as well, they keep on choosing horizontal orientation, nothing wrong though as it is still a landscape orientation, yet considering vertical orientation can give you a perfect shot too. Vertical shots are perfect particularly if you want to take and include foreground on your photo.

Shoot RAW

This may just be a straightforward task to do, yet the result is astonishing. In your camera menu, change the image quality to RAW. RAW files can give you flexibility editing photos and can give a nice dramatic difference in photographer’s final shots.

Other than the information provided, practice is still your best key to success. Keep on practicing while having the tips above in mind, you may not be good now with your landscape photography but sooner you will.