Where does the artistic conception in landscape photography come from?

Photographs should have artistic conception, which is a kind of empty spirit without effort. Waiting for the light, shape, movement and stillness of the external scenery is a kind of meeting without preparation in advance. It’s like not paying attention to the weather forecast, but facing the exploration and taking photos in the face of changes. In short, wait for the moment. If you want to capture the scenery with artistic conception, listen to the following directions.


Although some people disagree, photography is like painting. The difference between the two can be seen as follows:

The painter thinks that the painting has been done, so he does not add strokes on the canvas. On the contrary, the photographer removes the elements of the picture one by one until there is enough space. The process of completing the creation by eliminating the content.

The static state of the picture provides the audience with the depth of space to think. Unlike other photographic subjects, the picture will not drive and consume your attention, but can make people stare again and again. The scenery may be difficult to describe at first, but more and more outlines and details can be seen in the observation.

Blank space is such a blank area without elements and details. It is either bright or dark but will not attract your attention, such as a blue sky. Make good use of blank space, and the main body will be more vivid.

「 Square 」

The square composition gives an overview of the overall situation. There is no difference in length and width. It just hides the sense of existence of the border, making the subject more intuitive and powerful.

『 Delay 』

Long exposure can make the sky tingle with cloud marks, make ripples into flowing fog, and smooth the background to show the still life. Cooperate with filter and slow gate (program) to make exposure time longer. Silky and soft, but it contains the flow of time.

『 Mirror moving 』

When there are no solid object elements on the screen, clarity and sharpness are no longer important. Sometimes the use of a panning lens in the exposure process (there are only air masses and liquid levels in special scenes) can create new texture materials, and the same technique is used in painting. You can move the mirror in the direction of clouds and water flow, but pay attention to the limit.

“Black and white”

Black and white style is more straightforward and meaningful than color. A single color allows people to explore the picture from another level. You may have heard that some of the human visual perception cells do not respond to color but focus on brightness differentiation. Black and white images restore a certain mode of external observation, a more pure way.

Quality Brief

Less is more. There is no need to say more in photography. For scenes with a narrower perspective and a longer field of view, the picture elements should be as simple as possible. Think about where the scene in front of you is most moving, and how it is different from the wide-angle panorama.

『 Pickup 』

Many people do not know how to start Zen photography, and may still be confused about how to find the ethereal. You can try to find works that can better interpret Zen in everyday photography, and continue to create in this direction, because you can better find the inner emptiness by following your own mind.

Moreover, it is better to keep only one or two intentions or scenes in your mind, which can help you eliminate distractions and concentrate more. Follow your faith and skills in photography, and polish it again, just like the first time a child grabs the camera to shoot, start your original creation.