It doesn’t really matter where you decide to shoot.
Whether your location is in the tropical beaches of the Caribbean, in the rain forests of South America, or in the Sahara Desert, being a landscape photographer is all about the experience.
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Now that we got that out of the way, lets begin….
First of all you’re going to need to plan things out as if you were a professional. Be sure to check the weather ahead of time. Do you want to know when the sunrises and when the sand sets at your chosen destination. Lighting is key to the perfect shot.
Make sure you pick the correct lens. Landscape photography normally uses a wide variety of lenses. Close-up shots all the way to telephoto shots. The most recommended is something with the wide field of view.
Be careful when packing your equipment. Anything could happen. You don’t know who maybe throw in your luggage around. If it all possible keep the most valuable equipment on your person.
You may or may not want to use filters. In nature, there’s usually no need for a filter. Plus when you add filters, it could decrease your shutter speed. If you see that it dips below 1/125 sec, place the camera to a tripod. Use the remote to take the picture so you don’t need to touch the camera.
Be sure to maximize your sharpness. Even when using a narrow aperture, if you focus on the wrong part of the scene, things may still be out of focus in the background.
Be sure to capture the details in the sky. Normally the bottom half of your picture will be dedicated to the scenery, in the landscape you’re taking. The upper half will be the sky, clouds, hues of a beautiful blue color, and things like these make incredible pictures.
do not save the drama for your mama. It may become overcast, or you may see a raincloud about to burst forth. This does not mean that your photo time is over. You may be in the middle of a beautiful photo shoot. Lightning, rain clouds, wind blowing trees and other debris, make for dramatic photos.
discover minimalism. Minimal landscapes are incredible. They can be just a few simple trees popping out of a barren desert, or three totem poles sticking up out of the sand. give it a try, we are sure that you agree this is a winning formula.