Some landscape Tips:
Landscape photography captures the beauty of nature and the outdoors.
Location, location, location. Being in the right place at the right time, is an expression generally associated with luck.
However, when it comes to landscape photography, it has more to do with research and planning.
Landscapes photography is all about working with the prevailing light to create great images.
The best light you can encounter is at either end of the day or early morning- the so-called golden hour.
Return to the same spot at different times of the day, to produce dramatic contrasting images. The quality of light varies with the position of the sun.
To maximize depth of field for front to back image sharpness, set a small aperture of around f/16.
Use a low ISO setting of 100 or 200 for the best image quality. Use a good tripod. Although a certain angle might initially catch your eye, it’s important to walk around a bit to see the landscape from different perspectives.
Elements in the foreground give the viewer something to focus on, and help frame the scene. Use a focal point to draw the eye of the viewer.
Composition refers to how you frame a landscape, and can be the difference between an amazing shot and an average one.
Do not to forget, get the horizon on the upper or lower third of the frame!
Always get the horizon straight.
Bad weather is often the best time to go out and do some landscape photography. These conditions can make your images more dramatic.
Simplify your compositions. There’s only so much information that can be contained in a single image.
Remember the saying – less is more.
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