Landscape Photography Tips To Improve Your Images

There is something very refreshing and rewarding about shooting landscape photography. It allows you to escape the busyness of life and places you right into the bliss of natures stillness. Whether you’re surround by jagged mountains, barren deserts, or coastal forests, there is an infinite amount of beauty that is yours to capture.

Like most things, shooting landscapes requires patience and persistence. You will have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone, try new things and stay consistent. If you’re unsure where to begin, we’ve put together a simple list of tips to help you transform your images.

#1. Shift Your Focus

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It has become the norm to look at the world from eye level. Try mixing things up by shifting your focus; reach higher grounds for a ‘birds eye view’ or put more emphasis on the foreground by simply setting your camera lower.

Remember, subtle changes can make a drastic difference to the overall look of your image

#2. Time Of Day

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“Golden Hour”, this is what photographers consider to be the very best time of the day to go out and shoot landscapes.

As the sun is setting, the light begins to grow softer and won’t appear as harsh in your images. Colors will appear more vibrant and contrast will be greater. A simple change in light can create a dramatic effect, making it the perfect time to get creative with shadows, silhouettes, and angles.

#3. Perspective

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By adding a person or other elements into your landscape shot, it provides a better  perspective for the viewer.

This approach clearly translates the dynamic and scale of the landscape setting in comparison to the person. The addition to your landscape photography also adds a visually interesting component to the overall image.

#4. Long Exposure

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This technique allows for motion to come alive in your images and is a great way to get creative with your landscape photography.

Moving water (waterfalls, beach shores, etc.) is amongst one of the most common subjects used with this technique. To achieve this effect, you will need a tripod (to avoid blurry images), and to slow down your shutter speed down somewhere between 5 to 30 seconds.

#5. Capture The Stars

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Capturing the stars in the night sky, or Astrophotography, provides a visually stunning element to your landscape shots.

You will need a tripod, your F-Stop wide open and to bump up your ISO as much as you’re able without introducing noise (this tends to range from 1600 – 3200.) Try playing around with different shutter speeds, as this will show difference in star trails and offer different effects. Shoot on nights when the sky is clear, and avoid being near any city lights; this eliminates any possibility of unwanted haze in your shots.

Print Your Landscape Photography With Acrylic

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At ArtisanHD, we care about the quality of your images transferring to print.

Try plexiglass acrylic face mounting to display your landscape photography with unmatched color, detail and durability. After laser printing / continuous tone exposure, we apply your selected HD photo print to the back of a crystal clear 1/8″ or 1/4″ acrylic plexiglass sheet, which gives your print a richer, deeper-than-glass effect.

Other custom printing options include canvas, metal prints, direct to board and more. 

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About the Author:

Julie Estrada
As an experienced photographer and marketing professional, Julie finds passion in integrating her knowledge and skills through the use of digital media. With a background in photography, videography, social media management and graphic design - she aspires to incorporate her own unique and artistic visions throughout the Artisan brand and connect with audiences on a more personal and creative level.

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