TIPS FOR SHOOTING BETTER LANDSCAPES
1.) SHOOT DURING THE MAGIC HOUR : Lighting really is everything and the magic hour is the perfect time to capture beautiful landscapes. The light is soft and warm. You can see the blue in the sky and the light falls on the earth creating lots of dimension.
2.) HIGH APERTURE (#), LOW ISO : When shooting landscape you want to capture everything in the photo. If you shoot at a lower aperture (2.8) your photo will come out soft. If you increase your aperture, making the number higher, you will capture more of the photo in focus, making it crisp and clear. A crisp and clear photo translates into a low ISO. You want to avoid any grain, so steer clear of adjusting your ISO higher.3.) USE A TRIPOD : I used to have an aversion to using a tripod. For some odd reason I felt like it was constricting, but now it feels more second nature. The factors that make using a tripod so important; the light, your aperture, and your ISO. A high aperture number combined with a low ISO means your will also be left with a low shutter speed, depending on the light. And if your shooting during the magic hour the light will soon fall away. You tripod will make sure you can take crisp clear photos with all the correct settings.
4.) INCLUDE THE DETAILS : Capturing the details of landscape is actually what encouraged me to learn more about taking better landscapes. If your struggling with large expansive shots, start with the details, focus on the little things.
6.) BE ADVENTUROUS : The best shots are often the hardest to get. You'll have to hike the side of a mountain, walk through a creek, or crawl in the mud. Be prepared for an adventure when capturing landscape. Be ready to get dirty and get the shot you've always wanted.
Now we're on to this week's LENS REVOLUTION SHOWCASE, and I can't wait to see what you all came up with for this week's THE MAGIC HOUR challenge. This is an opportunity to share you work with other and find encouragement along the way. Stop by and check out others work and learn from them as well. The great thing about community is that we all have something different to offer.
Have any photography questions? Send them my way. xo. Samantha