Tips & Tricks
To Shoot Amazing Landscape Photographs
Learn how to take creative and incredible shots of land & nature
How many times have you stopped to take a photo of a beautiful landscape – an incredible coastal seascape, mountains in the distance or a field of sunflowers – only to find that what caught your eye is not at all what shows up in the photograph?
Shooting landscapes can be tricky. Here are 10 tips & tricks that will inspire you to get creative and take incredible shots of land & nature.
1. Check out different angles
Although a certain angle might initially catch your eye, it’s important to walk around a bit to see the landscape from different perspectives. Dare to shoot from an unusual perspective and you’ll be surprised by what you can achieve.
2. Isolate the elements that catch your eye
Rather than trying to capture the entire breathtaking view in front of you, isolate the elements that are visually intriguing to bring depth to the image and complement the landscape.
3. Add an element to the foreground
Elements in the foreground give the viewer something to focus on and help frame the scene. Use a person, animal or a tree as a focal point to draw the eye of the viewer.
4. Quality of light
Return to the same spot at different times of the day to produce dramatic contrasting images. The quality of light varies with the position of the sun, which is something to keep in mind when scouting locations.
5. Include people for scale
Sometimes natural phenomena don’t seem as big and grand in photographs as in real life. To remedy this, include people for scale and make sure they’re a bit off-center (remember the Rule of Thirds!).
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