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5 Photography Tips on Capturing a Perfect Landscape

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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As a beginner, one of the problems I’ve encounter is taking a perfect shot of a landscape. The images I took are either blurry or overexposed. Sometimes, I got to the point that my images were not as sharp as I wanted them to be. But over the time, I’ve learned some tricks to get that perfect shot of landscapes that I want. I want to share with you my 5 photography tips on capturing a perfect landscape.

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As a beginner, one of the problems I’ve encounter is taking a perfect shot of a landscape. The images I took are either blurry or overexposed. Sometimes, I got to the point that my images were not as sharp as I wanted them to be. But over the time, I’ve learned some tricks to get that perfect shot of landscapes that I want. I want to share with you my 5 photography tips on capturing a perfect landscape.

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Play with your White Balance

play white balance

Landscapes have different types of color temperature. Sometimes it is with a blue sky and enormous clouds, there are times it have a cozy feel due to the warmth of the sunset. Having your camera set in an “Auto White Balance” gives you the right temperature for your photo. But there are times the camera does not get the exact photo that you want. White Balance gives you the option to control the ‘feel’ of your images. Take a photo in each white balance settings you have in your camera and pick the best one and cut out the rest. Either way, you won’t lose a thing, plus, you get a chance to capture the best landscape temperature you have.

Work on your Point-of-View (POV)

Work Point of View

Having a good point-of-view is always a big aspect in taking a shot of a landscape. Have a balance of the land and the sky. Look out for the perfect horizon and work on your location. If you can stand up on a chair, or lay down on the ground just to capture the best angle of the landscape you want, do it. Some of the greatest photos were taken with the weirdest position in taking a photo.

Use a Tripod

Holding your camera with your bare hands comes in so much handier than taking a huge and heavy tripod just to take a minimum of 30 photos. But using a tripod is always better in taking a photo of a landscape. Tripod eliminates the shaky and blurry parts of an image. It also allows you to take a wide variety of photos with the same exact level for continuous photos. If you’re not comfortable in carrying a huge tripod, try using a monopod.

Take as many shots as you can

Use tripod

With the recent technology today, taking a lot of photos of one specific object won’t be a big issue because you can immediately delete the images that you don’t like. Take as many shot as you can and pick your 3 best photos. Don’t limit yourself if you’re not satisfied yet with your shots.

Apply some minimal editing to your photos

Apply Minimal Editing

Digital and SLR cameras are just some high-tech equipment  As a photographer, there are some specific shots that you want that your camera will never recognize. Before you take a photo, paint an image of that landscape in your brain of how you want your photo would look like. Then, take your best shot of that landscape and pick the closest photo to the one you had in mind. Then, use a photo editing software and apply some editing to your photos. Some of the best Image Editing Software are Adobe Lightroom, GIMP, Paint.NET, PhoXo, and PiXBuilder Studio.

Here are some other blogs about Photography tips that might help you in choosing the right lenses, navigating the image’s depth-of-field, and doing post-editing.

These 5 tips will be more applicable if you know your camera well. Take an hour or two and practice to navigate your camera for better results. Try to take variety of photos and track your skill level week by week. It will help you bring out the best photographer that you can be.

If you want to learn more about your photography skills, check out the One Day Photography Course or Photography Essentials at Web Courses Bangkok.

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