Posted on December 26th, 2011
Landscape photographers are always shooting at new locations and with each new location is a new challenge that comes with that location. It’s important you know some of the basics of landscape photography to get that perfect shot. Here are a few quick tips that should help when shooting landscapes.
- Frame your shot so that it contains a point of interest, something that will catch the viewer’s eye into the photo.
- A foreground object will help frame the photograph and give a three-dimensional look.
- Watch for objects that you don’t want in your photo like overhead wires, poles, garbage cans, etc. Try to reposition yourself and take them out of the shot if you can.
- Place the horizon a third of the way down from the top or bottom from the frame rather than centering it in the middle.
- Scale is also important in landscape photography; this can be achieved by including of a known size in the shot.
- Lighting is also important in the shot, lighting that makes the shot dramatic or moody is often more memorable. In low light be sure you use a higher ISO setting that will produce a good depth of field.
- Do not use your flash when shooting landscapes unless you are trying to brighten a foreground object.
- Use a tripod, this will ensure sharpness and cut down on camera shake which can cause blur in your shots.
We hope these few tips help you if you decide to take up landscape photography.