Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photography: 10 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips Part 2(2)

orginal post by dps blogTime for the second part before i m heading of to work, typing this while brushing my teeth, no problem i have a good 30 minutes to make it to work.

6. Look for Lines

Oh boy do i love looking for lines in my landscape photography. I try to look for them everywhere, i don't know if i have shared this with you guys but i m a very big fan of symmetry and i think symmetry looks great no matter where it is, and thats why i love lines. You want to be asking yourself the question "How am I leading the eyes of those viewing this image" and lines works really good.

7. Try to Capture Movement

Another one of my favorite things to capture, but i find it some what hard. Now this is great capture movement in your image, the wind in the trees, the waves on the beach, water flowing over a waterfall or moving clouds. These are some great attributes to add a bit of life to your images.

8. Work with the Weather

Its sure nice to go for a walk when the sun is shining, and take your camera with you when your walking and take some shots? I love that to, but you will find yourself getting better results when you have a overcast weather, the reason for this is that you won't get so many harsh shadows, you will probably not overexpose the shots because there is not any direct sunlight. And it gives you great opportunity to blur such things as water in movement without having to use any filter on your camera.

9. Work at the Golden hours

Whats are the golden hours? Well those are the hours when the sky the atmosphere is feeling warm, and your driving the car and you say "look at that sky" and some one replies "thats beautiful, i love the colors" those are the golden hours. The hours when you get some very very nice warm tones from the sky which everyone loves. Try before and after the sun set or sunrise, but don't wait to long specially when it comes to the sunrise. Sunset and sunrise do not render the same colors, sunset renders more vivid and warmer colors, but you usually get a very nice fog in the morning if you had a warm day.

10. Look were you focus.

To get most of things in focus you just dont want to place that camera and aim at what seems to be the middle of the photograph and press the shutter, this is going to give you some area that are going to be out of focus. What you want to focus on so to speak is 1/3 way up from the bottom of the frame that you want to capture

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