Posted on Apr 18, 2011 | Comments 0
The main ‘tool’ that you need regarding photography is inspiration. Every photographer has some different objects that make him or her pull the camera out, but there are also some main categories.
While some prefer to work with people, others enjoy the stillness and quietness of nature, and so they opt for landscape pictures.
When trying to find the perfect technique to make landscape pictures, you might want to experiment a little with depth. The majority of the photographers would like to get as much of the landscape in focus as possible.
To achieve the results that you wish for, you should choose a small aperture setting. The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of the photos will be.
Another effect of the small aperture is that there will be less light hitting the light sensor, and this is why you might have to adjust the ISO by increasing it or making the shutter speed longer. In some cases you might need both of these methods.
As you can see, the longer shutter speed will make up for the small aperture, but this also means that you will have to hold the camera completely still while taking the photo. To hold the camera still, you could really use a tripod, but a cable or wireless shutter release mechanism might also add an extra stillness to the process.
Focusing a bit on the foregrounds might add depth to the photo and this way you will also make it possible for those who see the picture to get absorbed by the image.
Another element of nature that you shouldn’t forget about is the sky. In case you don’t focus a bit either on the foreground or the sky, the landscape can be the most interesting you have ever seen but the picture will still end up being boring.
An important element to consider when capturing landscape pictures is to lead the eye of the viewer. The focus on the foreground is only one method to achieve this. Another good idea is to use some lines that lead into the image. These lines offer depth and scale to the picture through the patterns in the shot.
Although sometimes nature seems to be still and passive, in many cases it changes, it moves, it lives. Those are the best pictures that are able to capture this movement. To manage adding life to the picture, try using a longer shutter speed.
This means that there will be more light hitting the light sensor and so you will have to use a smaller aperture. You could also use some kind of filter or shoot in a moment when there is less natural light.
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