Posts Tagged ‘Landscape Photography tips’ (Page 2)

Digital Photography Tips – Portrait Pictures And Landscape Photography For Newbies

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Author: Dan Feildman

It is always essential to check out for any latest portrait digital photography tips and informative courses. A number of people can basically take fabulous pics without actually trying, however the majority of us will need whatever assistance we can get to help make our pictures have an attractive appearance.

It might seem complicated to you to take on board a handful of expert digital photography tips and inspiring ideas to convert your photographs into those of a pro, however, you can and it doesn't require a lot of work.

Into the distance - fence creating converging lines, combined with a shallow depth of field.
Into the distance by Steve-h on flickr (licensed CC-BY-SA)

Lets Have a look at The most essential Photography Tips and Hints:

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Steps to better Landscape photography

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Many times we might see a beautiful scene in front of us, take a few shots, but then when we get home and view the photos on the computer, we end up disappointed. Although there was a great scene we somehow couldn't capture it effectively with our camera.

This happens because our mind works differently to a camera, which just captures what it sees. You can't really have a crooked horizon in what you see, and your mind might ignore some distracting element, while your camera won't.

However, all is not lost. We can capture great photos that record what we saw, and more importantly, the emotion we felt. The following landscape photography tips will help you do that.

Long waterfall, Candidasa, Bali
What Have I Done? by tropicaLiving - Jessy... on flickr (licensed CC-BY-SA)

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

November 28th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

3 filters to help you take better Fall photos

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Following on from the previous post on Fall photography tips, here are three filters that can help you take better Fall photos. You don't need any filters to take great Fall photos, but these filters can help you enhance reflections and color, and give moving water a silky look.

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

November 16th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Fall Photography Tips

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Fall is a great time of year for photography, with the changing colors, early misty mornings, and the days closing in means you don't have to get up at an unearthly hour capture a nice sunrise. In this article I'll share some tips to help you get better Fall photos.

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

November 13th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

How to Find Landscape Photography Opportunities Where You Live

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If you are a keen landscape photographer one of your main challenges will be how to locate places that will provide excellent opportunities to create stand out photographs.  Your first port of call will probably be the work of other photographers in your area.  You can see their work at exhibitions or at photography clubs or via their personal websites or blogs.

Another way to view photographer's work of your area is to browse social networking sites such as Flickr.  Flickr gives you the ability to search for photographs across the millions that are stored in its database.  If you search by town name or county you will end up with a filtered list of photographs that have been taken in your area. Flickr encourages tagging of photographs with keywords, so as long as the contributor has tagged their photograph with the relevant place name it will appear in the search results.

Portholland
Portholland by Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel on flickr (licensed CC-BY-ND)

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Written by Guest

November 7th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Photograph Stunning Mountain Scenes

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There is nothing quite as exhilarating and rewarding as getting back to nature and photographing mountain scenery. Mountains are dramatic, inspiring and provide great photography potential. Whilst you will need to be careful, mountains can be much more accessible and rewarding for the landscape photographer than you realise. Here are some top tips to get you started and hopefully capture those stunning scenes.

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Written by Robin Whalley

September 14th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

How To Improve Your Landscape Photos Using These Tips

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Taking great landscape pictures can seem so easy compared to shooting action photography or taking pictures of children or animals. But any photographer that's carried heavy equipment up a mountain to take a spectacular shot with no success, will tell you it's a lot more than just showing up. Here are a few things you can to do to get beautiful landscape pictures.

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September 11th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

10 top landscape photography tips

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  1. Before any photography trip make sure that your camera is fully charged and that you have the right equipment for the shoot. Some photographers like to take everything they own but remember what you take you have to carry.

    Rannoch moor early morning landscape photo
    rannoch moor early morning by mike138 on flickr (licensed CC-BY-ND)

  2. Always remember your tripod - I find myself going out at different times of the day and if the sun is starting to disappear so will your precious light. Longer exposures will be needed which are difficult to achieve even with VR (vibration reduction) lenses.

  3. Plan your trip, look at where you are going, see if you can tie in a few more surrounding beauty spots. Its good to explore as many areas as you can! If you are travelling don't be afraid to keep your eyes peeled for compositions, pull over and have your camera at the ready!  Oh and always, always venture off the beaten track, the best compositions and subjects are hidden!

  4. Look behind you - I find some great compositions behind me! it may sound sill but we walk forward assessing the world ahead of us but forget to remember that we are also leaving one behind. If your out walking just glance over your shoulder once in a while to see things from a different perspective.

    Earthy tones Icelandic landscape
    Watch for me on the third day by JR F on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

  5. As a rule of thumb I tend not to use large memory cards and this goes for any type of photography. Its very appealing when you hear about a new 64Gb memory card but in my eyes that's 64Gb of precious photos that could become corrupted. I use small sized cards in comparison, around 2Gb and 4Gb spreading my images over multiple cards.

    1. ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS
    2. Did I mention that its really important to back up your photos!!!
  6. Always take a mobile phone with you that is fully charged and able to receive signal in the spots that you are hoping to explore. Failing that take someone with you, your safety is paramount. If you are venturing well into the depths of uncharted territory then make sure you take at least a map and compass.

    Sunset over lake landscape photo
    April evening by Per Ola Wiberg ~ Powi on flickr (licensed CC-BY-ND)

  7. Make sure that you understand composition and white balance. A good landscape photograph tends to have a strong foreground feature and remember your rule of thirds. Be creative and if necessary look at other landscape images that other photographers have taken. Look at the equipment they used and also the settings to achieve the shot, if your lucky you will see the location too - try not to copy the artist but you can certainly get your own take on the scene!

  8. Filters - I often ran in to the problem of either over exposing the sky to get a well exposed ground or vice-versa. I decided to invest in some graduated neutral density filters (ND grads) which begin clear and gradually get darker effectively blocking the light from the horizon line. With this filter I am able to correctly expose the whole scene. I thoroughly recommend them!

    Cokin H250 P-Series ND Grad Kit

  9. Photographers will tell you that the best times of day to capture a good landscape is either dusk or dawn. The light is empowering and often very beautiful at these times, in the wee small hours just as the sun is about to venture above the brow of the horizon mist often covers the british countryside. This is a strong element to landscape photographs.  Use seasonal changes and various times of the day to ensure the best possible capture. You may need to revisit your scene and make a mental note of how best to shoot it.

    Boats moored at the edge of a lake during a golden sunset
    Calm of Eve by Darrel Birkett on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

    1. Have the time of your life
    2. Love your surroundings
    3. BACK EVERYTHING UP!
About the Author

Stewart Scott is a professional photographer and digital artist based in the south west. He is growing his blog and website and hopes to pass on his knowledge as well as inspiring others to delve into their creative sides along the way. 

Photograph Beautiful River Scenes

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Rivers make a wonderful subject for the outdoor photographer yet I find people rarely set out with the intention to photograph them. I find they offer an abundance of opportunities from grand sweeping vistas to detailed abstracts to wildlife as well as being fantastic places to enjoy the outdoors.

Waterfalls

Having photographed many river locations I find they all have their own unique character. I see my role as the photographer being to identify and emphasise this character. I do this by asking myself a series of questions when I first arrive at a location:

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Written by Robin Whalley

June 23rd, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Landscape photography composition tips

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When you find an interesting subject or location for landscape photography, it makes sense to think about the composition of your image in order to maximize the photos impact, rather than just taking a quick snapshot. If the light is changing quickly it may be a good idea to set up your camera and take a quick shot, just so you have at least one shot 'in the bag'. But after that, take a look around the area, and think in more detail about the composition of the photo.

Rolling green hills sculpted by the sunset light landscape photograph
House on the green sea by Luigi Torreggiani on flickr (licensed CC-BY)

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Written by Discover Digital Photography

May 21st, 2011 at 5:00 am