Basic ideas for shooting scenery theme

Many photographers like to talk about taking pictures of scenery. But when you are faced with an extremely beautiful scene, you are always at a loss, or it is difficult to capture visual effects similar to the naked eye, or it is difficult to exceed the limits of what the eyes can see. The following basic ideas may help you get better shooting and creative ideas.

wide-angle lens

The use of wide-angle lens can obtain a wide angle of view in a narrow space, a strong perspective, and a strong visual impact. Therefore, if you need to make the foreground in the picture more prominent, you can take advantage of wide-angle lens to shoot at a relatively close distance. One way to makeLandscape photographyThe main body in is more abundant and obvious, and the second is to make the screen content three-dimensional. But remember, when shooting with a wide-angle lens, remember to grasp the position relationship between the horizon and the sky. The sky should not be left too much space, otherwise the picture is easy to appear top heavy.

Telephoto lens

It was also mentioned in the previous article that many photographers are used to shooting scenery with wide-angle lenses, thanks to the fact that wide-angle lenses can easily accommodate a wider world and bring greater visual impact. Although this is the most commonly used shooting idea, will you be tired of watching too much? In fact, the telephoto lens can also play a role in landscape photography, especially when shooting mountains or highlighting some local features. With the help of the “compressed space” characteristic of the telephoto lens, the mountains that rise and fall one after another can be closer, which can bring unexpected pictures.

Look for dynamic and static contrast

Most of the subjects involved in landscape photography are static, such as mountains and rocks or urban buildings. However, if you think carefully, there are also many dynamic contents that can be captured in the screen, and the charm of time and space can be explained by the way of dynamic and static contrast. For example, the clouds floating in the wind, the flowing water, and even the trees, people and vehicles are dynamic elements that can be captured.

At this time, the slow shutter can easily make these elements “slow down”, as if the time is also stretched, which is one of the charm of photography. Therefore, this is why many landscape photographers need ND mirrors and tripods, as if they were their right arm. The reason is also very simple. In daylight conditions, reducing ISO and aperture to the minimum can not slow the shutter speed enough to condense water (more than 1/8s), while ND dimmer can greatly reduce the light intake. However, if you are more proficient in late stage, multiple stacks can also achieve the effect of slow shutter speed.

Special perspective

If these basic scenery shooting operations are not enough for you, the most direct way may be to find some extremely special shooting angles. In fact, the popularity of drones makes aerial photography easy. In addition to taking static photos, you can also easily take a dynamic delay photography or small video, and many products also have corresponding mobile app that can generate works with one click, which is extremely convenient.

In addition to aerial photography, that is underwater photography. Compared with aerial photography, underwater photography is more niche, equipment is more expensive than the popular UAV, and photography skills are a huge field. If you pursue the limit, pursue the ultimate perspective, and are good at diving, underwater photography is also worth trying.