HOW TO MAKE YOUR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRANCING!
I look at hundreds of photos a week, some are my own, but most are other photographer’s images. I study them, trying to get a feel for how they made an extraordinary shot -where was the light, where was the camera. I also look at not so good photos and compare these to the good ones. What is it that make one landscape photograph more powerful than another?
This is the question that I have been continually asking myself since I first picked up a camera years ago – what is the difference between a snapshot and an amzing shot?
In this article we’ll examine landscape photography and how to take a stunning landscape photo – by comparing bad and good examples.
ELEMENTS OF A GREAT LANDSCAPE PHOTO
Landscapes are one of the classic art subjects – whether painted on canvas with watercolor or oil, or captured with your camera, a landscape is an enduring subject. This is both good and bad. If you’re shooting landscapes, you have a lot of competition and will need to work hard to make your images stand out from all the rest. However the good part is that there are hundreds of years of examples to follow, and many old masters to help you along the way.
So what makes a great landscape photo, beyond just saying it has to be evocative and moving. WHAT is it that imparts these qualities and how can you get these qualities in your landscape photos?
The elements of greatness
A great landscape photo
has dramatic light – early morning, late in the evening, moonlight
THE “GREATNESS” LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES