Discovering The Beauty Of Landscape Photography



Discovering the​ Beauty of​ Landscape Photography
Symmetry,​ repetition,​ contrast,​ asymmetry,​ coherence,​ symbolism,​ and​ a​ dash of​ irony—these are the​ major components that construct a​ beautiful photograph taken by exceptional photographer. ​
These are also the​ very same components that one needs balance when taking one of​ the​ easiest yet most difficult subjects to​ photograph— landscapes.
LOOKING BACK
Since they are permanent,​ familiar,​ accessible,​ and​ part of​ nature,​ landscapes have been one of​ the​ most favorite subjects by most photographers. ​
Landscape photography can be traced as​ early as​ 1849 when the​ book Egypte,​ Nubie,​ Palestine et Syrie containing prints of​ paper negatives was published. ​
In the​ 19th century,​ many eminent landscape photographers emerged which dominate large photography collections in​ museums and​ galleries worldwide. ​
Today,​ many budding photographers continue to​ fall in​ love with nature. ​
And as​ they pursue the​ road to​ landscape photography,​ more and​ more works and​ techniques continue to​ emerge.
FALLING in​ LOVE WITH LANDSCAPES
Unlike other kinds and​ styles of​ photography,​ most people would say that it​ is​ easy to​ take landscape photographs because you​ don’t need to​ instruct you​ subject and​ you​ can choose whatever angle you​ want. ​
On the​ contrary,​ most photographers believe that landscape photography is​ one of​ the​ most difficult because you​ will need an intense set of​ equipment and​ a​ very keen eye to​ make an ordinary scene quite extraordinary.
Imagine capturing the​ natural beauty of​ a​ majestic landscape with your camera and​ in​ your own preference. ​
Here are some of​ the​ elements you​ need to​ pay attention to​ before you​ delve into the​ realms of​ landscape photography
1. ​
Camera,​ lens,​ and​ lens shade are great deals. ​
Although you​ can use any camera,​ most photographers would recommend SLR or​ digital SLR because these give wider selection of​ lenses and​ ensure superior results. ​
Wideangle lenses are also advised because it​ gives a​ great view into any picture. ​
In order to​ protect your lens,​ look for a​ good lens hood or​ shade.
2. ​
Tripod is​ a​ must. ​
This is​ a​ very invaluable and​ important asset for landscape photographers to​ avoid the​ blurred outcomes and​ to​ ensure the​ maximum depth of​ field.
3. ​
Invest on​ film and​ filters. ​
Any film today can be used because it​ can record nature’s color vividly. ​
You just have to​ be wise in​ using the​ right ISO film to​ avoid grains in​ your photo prints.
4. ​
Consider camera position. ​
This greatly affects the​ overall quality of​ your photo because it​ requires your creative decision. ​
TIP if ​ there is​ a​ horizon line in​ your composition,​ keep it​ leveled so there is​ a​ room for greater possibilities.
5. ​
Set the​ direction and​ the​ type of​ light to​ be used. ​
Proper direction accompanied with balanced lighting will make or​ unmake your landscape piece so make sure that you​ visit the​ location and​ predict the​ weather before your shoot.
6. ​
Be handson in​ post exposure manipulation. ​
To get the​ job done,​ try to​ learn mastering the​ do’s and​ don’ts in​ the​ darkroom so you’ll get the​ result you​ desire.





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