Landscape Photography Tips for newbies


When we scout for a place to take a vacation, what we typically really like to choose is a location where the sights are fantastic. We absolutely love to capture images of the high mountains or the shimmering river that continuously flows. Some of us even want to become a landscape digital photographer because we are persistently amazed by the beauty that we see around us.


Landscape photography is a type of photography where the target or subject is the panorama seen at one view point. One of the popular sceneries in landscape photography are foothills, deserts, seacoasts, farm, woodland and trees. In some landscape photos, you can see an animal or a person but these images are tiny and the scene or background is the still dominant element in the picture.

If you are a starter in landscape photography, it is best that you consider the suggestions on how to take fantastic landscape photos.


Study your depth of field

In landscape photography, it is essential to learn and apply with the depths of fields. You ought to find a focal point and get the scene that you truly want to take. Study the aperture controls and keep in mind that the smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of field.


Find time to study your new destination

If you are new to the place, find time to know when the sun will go up and down, where the direction of the natural light is and what the best focal points are.


Always carry a tripod

A tripod is really useful for landscape photographers. It can give stability to your camera so it will reduce the shakes or movements in the course of the photo shoot.


Set your focus

When shooting a scene, find out first your focal point before you shoot.  It is most beneficial for a beginner like you to observe the "rule of thirds". The rule of thirds is a concept observed by many professional photographers when taking a image.  When you’re undoubtedly skillfull, you can sometimes play with your imagination and it's possible sometimes leave out the rule of thirds. In the meantime, adhere with the conventional.


Practice on various subjects

Practice indeed can make you capture great shots. Don’t limit yourself from taking images of mountains or seas alone. Try on diverse subjects like flowing river, deserts, plains and other landforms. Be aware also of the advantages of including the sky and foreground. Choose what looks interesting in scene - is it the sky or the foreground? If the sky looks magnificent, then capture it.

There is certainly a lot to know about landscape photography to become competent in this line of work. Just continue in practicing and enjoy what you are doing.