In this day and age, we all take photographs of everything from people to events to (especially when you are exploring new territories) landscapes and sceneries.
However, landscape photography can be a little tricky. We know we’re taking a photograph of “something”, but landscapes tend to be too big for the viewer, which can lead to us being a bit lost trying to properly capture it all in a single shot.
Fear not! Landscape photography is actually not that difficult, and here are a few simple rules you can keep in mind next time you’re looking forward to getting a great picture out of outstanding scenery.
On the one hand, if you seriously want to take some awesome pictures, you should get yourself a proper camera. While you’re at it, learn everything about it. The old “point and shoot” can get you some places, but learning the settings of your camera can help bring your photos from “blah” to “WOW”.
Quick examples of these are learning the effect that the lens aperture will have on your picture. A smaller lens aperture will create a greater depth of field, and a shorter shutter speed is ideal for whenever you’re trying to capture a more static and clearer picture. Conversely, a longer shutter speed will cause a motion blur effect that will look great when you’re trying to capture a target in motion, like fireworks.
It's not just about the technical settings, though. You can also learn a few tricks whether you have a good camera or if you’re armed with the camera in your phone, by picking a focal point and considering the role the horizon will play in your picture.
These tips will make a huge difference between the usual vacation photos, and stunning vistas that would look amazing anywhere you display them.