Sunday, 26 August 2012

Landscape Photography Technique

1. Show a Sense of Scale

Try to use people, animals or other recognizable objects that are part of the scene to show a sense of scale and convey the grandeur of the landscape you are shooting.

Landscape Photography
Photo By Alice Popkorn

2. Use a Tripod and Remote / Cable Release

To make sure the photographs you capture are pin sharp, put your camera on a tripod and use a cable release to trigger the shutter.

Landscape Photography
Photo By Wolfgang Hermann

3. Create Depth in Your Landscape Photos

Placing different elements in the scene at different planes helps draw the viewer’s eye into the photograph. Create an illusion of depth by having a strong foreground, middle ground and background in your photographs. This gives a landscape a three dimensional feel.

Landscape Photography
Photo By Dorena wm

4. Use Colour Innovatively

Colour is more or less like music. It can evoke a number of varied emotions in the mind of the viewer. For instance, vibrant colours like yellow and red can instil a sense of warmth and joy. While blue tones can suggest tranquillity. Nature is filled with a vast palette of gorgeous colours. Use this to your advantage. You can try various different techniques with colours. Either Isolate part of the scene that is dominated by only one colour. Or shoot a variety of shades in the same image. Always remember that you must ensure that the colours you include complement each other. Be careful while post processing your images. The colours must be saturated, but must not look unnatural.

Landscape Photography
Photo By Mike 138

5. Use White Balance Creatively to Enhance Colours

Play with your white balance settings to enhance / subdue certain colours. Either adjust the white balance setting on the scene to suit your taste or shoot in raw and experiment later at the convenience of your home.

Landscape Photography
Photo By James Jordan