Landscape Photography is something that has been a crowd favorite for many a year. It is not at all surprising to say that people actually give it time and effort to capture the best landscape images they can visiting far away places.
Gradually, the industry grew around it and right now, there are camera equipment and accessories centered around this particular type of photography. People are making a conscious effort in order to get hold of the best images.
But, there are a few things that one needs to take care of before heading over to landscape photography. What are those things? Let us find out here!
Things one should know before doing Landscape Photography
Have you ever been stunned by the beauty of nature?
Wanted to capture the moment so badly that like you might not get a chance to visit the same place in your life again. Nature is full of stories and waiting for you to tell everyone about their part. Be it a river passing through a silent forest or a lonely tree hiding inside the fog.
Landscape Photography is full of adventure. Not only it leads you to good locations but also gives you chances to try some macro photography along with it. Nature looks even beautiful when you look closely.
One should know the in and out of the location, from which the exact spot the scenery looks great. Spend time over there and try different angles. Suppose it’s a mountain, then asking locals when the view looks magnificent/magical.
How the same photos could be different, or how you are going to capture it differently.
How the picture is going to tell a hidden story.
At which height the scene looks more appealing and inspiring.
Which time the place looks more beautiful, early morning or during noon or evening.
Which season makes it look more beautiful.
Many great ideas are stillborn because the creator didn’t fight to bring them to life.
- Rule of Thumb:
- For wide angle pictures, rule of thumb brings an intimate flavor.
- Try keeping things sharp from front to back.
- Types of equipment:
Lenses like :
- The Samyang 14mm F/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical.
- The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
- The Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F/2.8G ED
- The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm F/1.8G
- The Canon EF-S 15-85 mm
Choosing the best lens kit for your camera to do landscape photography doesn’t have to be difficult. Wide and ultra wide-angle lenses have become an integral part of the landscape photographer’s kit.
Use a tripod to get sharp images
You could also use a foldable ladder or bean bag or a foldable chair to try different angles
You could have a flash for eliminating unwanted shadow
- Camera filters
Use camera filters to bring the blueness of the sky while keeping it as the background for your subject.
With a smaller aperture, you are not going to have the desired results. With perfect ISO and shutter speed, you could try some shots to know which shot looks perfect with the present lighting condition.
Try using it from f/16-f/22, it helps in keeping objects in the foreground and background sharp.
One needs to have the patience to do landscape photography, to know the perfect lighting conditions and sometimes landscape photographers sits for hours to get one stunning shot for the whole day. That one shot makes the waiting time worthy.