You might have tried to walk in someone else’ shoes when it comes to beautiful photography. While looking at the pictures that your friends or colleagues have shot, your brain start riding its own horses about clicking the same pictures with the same effects. But it is that easy? No, of course not, unless you are a pro photographer!
There are magical pictures that make your jaw drop with their beauty. It is possible to shoot such pictures in high resolution and for that all you need is the right camera settings, equipment and post-production editing. Sometimes, while clicking the picture, everything comes out to be perfect but bit of the details go wrong. So what to do to make the pictures look stunning especially the landscape photography?
Planning the elements beforehand like proper light, right natural conditions and the weather forecast etc. gives you the commendable pictures. Take a look:
Proper light is very important to click the incredible pictures and that can be achieved at the right time of the day and year. For landscape photography, light plays a major role as the position of the sun is responsible in shedding the right amount of light on the subject. Just think of the sun’s position at different hours of the day and grab your camera to shoot a stunning picture in the arms of sun.
Day, noon, evening and night are the four times when you can shoot a picture depending upon the image requirements. Do you want to create a dark and moody environment? Pick the time accordingly and decide what time of day you would want to shoot.
Highly important to predict the weather conditions while going out for landscape photography! Weather is quite unpredictable and you really cannot rely on the next moment. It has the potential to make or ruin your mood. Think of that hot scorching day where you go outside to capture the shots, will the pictures look good? I don’t think so! So I would recommend checking the weather forecast first to have the nicest images.
Before leaving the house, take help from weather forecast if you don’t want to end up empty handed.
Hop in the Place before Anyone Else
Shooting the famous places can bring trouble for you as you cannot deny the fact that beauty attracts many people. Like you, many other photographers would also love to shoot that place. Perhaps, when you reach there, the place may be crowded that can result in you having bad shots. Photography is an art that is mastered in serene and peaceful environment. So to kick your skills to an advanced level, it is essential to take the shots in a calm atmosphere.
Be Familiar with the Place
The integral element of shooting beautiful images is getting familiar with the subject or place. No matter it is nice to click whatever you like but a pro photographer never does that. Clicking random pictures from random angles often results in bad images and you might have to start from scratch to get ONE worthy picture.
Don’t waste your time in doing such stupid things and focus on one outstanding shot that will put your efforts in a golden funnel.
Shoot in Warm Light
For best results, click the pictures in the warm light. This is the time when sun is setting and moon is rising. The time of the day around dawn and dusk is the best time to give your photography a style and control over the images. To shoot the landscapes, it is effective to consider the golden hours i.e. middle of the night, just before the sunrise and just after sunset. Pictures shot in these hours leave a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the subject.
Proper planning is the first step of the ladder towards reaching your destination of becoming the professional photographer. Get inspired by other photographers and shape your skills to have the best landscape photography shots.
Enjoy the splendid places, have a good day!