Landscape Photography: Tips To Enhance The Experience

May 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Landscape Photography:

Tips To Enhance The Experience
 

With the weather getting warmer - especially in my hometown of Fayetteville, NC - its time to focus on the outdoors and that means Landscape Photography.  As a professional photographer in Fayetteville, I find myself outside on the weekends looking for awesome landscapes for my clients when an outdoor setting is required.

One of the great things about landscape photography is that the possibility is endless on where you can go, what to take a picture of and it all starts with a few steps from your own back door. The horizon is your limit. That half the enjoyment is finding these spots around where you live or want to visit.  When I moved to Fayetteville a few years ago, it was a great way to discover the all the killer spots to visit.

Lighting speaks volumes in landscape photography. Getting up with the sun at dawn, watching the animals hurry around as they gather their food for the day, and while the sun is just peaking its face over the background would make for great photo with perfect light. When the sun is on its way down, this is great for a landscape picture of peace and serenity. This time of day is when animals and people are heading home for the night where the land is clear of clutter and the trees, skies and land are open. Shadows will add depth to any photo of the landscape and give it more of a three-dimensional feel to it. 

Landscape photography should be relaxing and fun to do. It also requires some time to get the precise composition. When a camera is slightly shifted one way or another, you can see how it will dramatically improve the picture you are looking to take. When it comes to taking a picture of the landscape, taking one photo is just as good as taking ten. You do not have to waste film on something that can be done right the first time, this can be achieved with a bit of patience, and some practice. 

When photographing landscapes, give your photo a feeling of depth by including close objects in the frame as well as the distant objects.   Adding people into the landscape can add even more depth and perspective.  

A fine lens for landscape photography is the 50 mm lens that comes as standard equipment on many SLR cameras.  But if you are seriously interested in photographing landscapes, a good lens to have would be a wide-angle lens.

Losing detail due to camera shake is the biggest problem in landscape photography.So, a tripod and a shutter release cable are very helpful tools to have.  No special gear is required for landscape photography but different lenses and a tripod can add another level or option to try different aspects for landscape photography.  


 

 


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