Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tips To Help You Achieve Quality Landscape Pictures

Many people are under the impression that photography is just as easy as picking up the camera and clicking a button. This is a huge misconception that will not provide you with successful results. If you are interested in improving your photography skills or becoming a professional photographer, you will need to start with an extensive search inquiry. To achieve quality landscape pictures, you will need to become familiar with your equipment and every aspect of photography. Below, you will discover several tips to help you achieve quality scenic images.
Image Credit - Cannon
Get Acquainted With Your Camera
Many professional-style cameras have a complicated user interface, especially for a beginner. Before you go out there and start snapping pictures, you will need to get acquainted with your camera. Read the included instruction guide thoroughly and if necessary seek the advice of a professional photographer. Once you do this, you will feel more confident that your knowledge will lead you to the next level.

Center Is Not Always Best
It is only natural to think of centering the primary subject, but this is not always the best option. Instead of sticking with the centerline, you should consider mixing things up a bit. Try different positions and compositions to see what you can come up with. Another tip never get in a rush, because achieving perfection is a gradual process.

Always Be Prepared
Capturing the quality scenic images can be challenging because there are so many obstacles to overcome. First of all, you will always be challenged with the weather and Mother Nature. This is why it is crucial to be prepared in advance by always making sure you have sufficient power, memory and film. If you do this, you will be able to catch the sun in the perfect position to achieve a quality scenic shot.
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Simplifying The Photo
Do not think that you have to include every aspect of the scenery in the photo. A quality scenic photo will not be extremely busy. In fact, it will contain simple, but very attractive details. Always eliminate the things that are unimportant, because any professional will tell you “less is more.”

Rely On A Handheld Light Meter
A handheld light meter is a simple tool that is capable of measuring the amount of light a specific environment. While these devices have lost some popularity over the years, many experts continue to utilise them. A light meter with digital electronic circuit will be your best option because it will help you find which f-number and shutter speed to achieve optimum exposure. This little device will take the guesswork out of every lighting situation.

Safety First
Of course, you will want to capture a shot that has never been done before. With this said, many people will go to the extreme just to capture an image that will earn a professional label. However, it is crucial to always think safety first and avoid shooting near rocks, trails, cliffs and streams. It would not take but a second to look off the course to become involved in a tragic accident.

Maximize The Depth Of Field
It is only common to experiment with narrow depth of fields, but if you choose to do this, you may be limiting your skills. By choosing a small aperture setting or large number, the greater the depth of field will be in your shots. However, small apertures may mean that less light will be hitting your image sensor. In this case, you will need to lengthen the shutter speed and increase the ISO or in some cases, both.

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  1. I'm quite new to photography and my DSLR camera so this is a great post for me. A lot of photography guides are very complicated and difficult to understand so I love that this has been written in a way everyone can understand.

  2. My sister is a keen amateur photographer and often turns to Youtube for good tutorials. Whether on specific cameras or accesories or editing software, there are good pros there willing to share their knowledge for free. She's also done some courses at the local community centre.
    I'm more of a point and shoot girl and I get lucky with my shots every now and then, getting a better one than hers with her DSLR, lol.
    For me, choosing the right spot to shoot or what to capture is key.

  3. Some good tips here. When photographing something like the sea make sure to get a straight horizon, unless it's so obviously off for creative reasons. A slightly wonky horizon is a way to quickly make a shot look more amateur :)

  4. I am always looking to up my photography game and flat lays for me are where I fall short on x

  5. I really need to work on my photography again I have got really lazy with it and you can tell as my photos have suffered for it.

  6. I'm just currently using my phone for my blog photos, need to up my game xx
    Lauren Catherine

  7. Such a helpful post, my daughter takes my pics but she is always after tips so I'll share this with her xxx

  8. I have to admit that I tend to shoot on auto but I did a camera course recently and have discovered lots of cool tricks to try

  9. Great tips i need to up my photography game as i tend to use auto alot

  10. Great tips, always looking to up my photo game!

  11. I lost my camera recently in Camden loch, so I've been using my phone ever since. I love these tips and you are right baker less is more :)

  12. Great tips - I point and shoot on my iphone 7 plus - my eldest daughter has pinched my Nikon! Kaz

  13. Great tips! It's definitely a post to bookmark for later! xx

  14. Fab tips, I need to start paying more attention to posts like this!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. I don't do a whole lot of landscape photography, but would love to do more!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  16. Like Cassandra said above it's not really my style but so many great tips x

  17. These tips will come in so useful for my holiday! I am going to Italy and will be taking a lot of landscape shots x


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