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When I gaze at a landscape, I move my eyes over it, carefully focusing on the features that appeal to me. My field of vision covers a large portion of the scene, but my eyes and brain can filter out all but the most appealing aspects.

Charmer: What counts isn’t the frame, it’s what you put in it.

Landscape photography employs a variety of photographic techniques. A long exposure can be used to capture a waterfall’s gorgeous silky water. Another way is to produce silhouette images by using lighting. To focus the viewer’s attention on a particular image, most landscape photos employ photographic guidelines such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and so on.

Living image: Less perfection, more authenticity.

Many landscape images feature highly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light, and are taken with the aim of a pristine, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence. Landscape photography, like most kinds of art, has a broad definition that might include rural or urban settings, industrial locations, or wildlife photography. A fantastic landscape photograph is one that completely immerses the viewer in the setting.

Heavenly Body: Never stop looking up.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of shooting landscapes is site research. When a landscape photograph is well-balanced and has depth, it truly shines out. A character tree, a piece of driftwood, a sailboat, or a mountain creek are all examples of things that should be in the foreground.

Just Let Go: Fall like a little waterfall.

Look for foreground elements that will aid in the telling of your story, wherever you are. A distant island is beautiful, but a sailboat going by is epic. A mountain range is beautiful, but a lake surrounded by forest that reflects those mountains is even more so. In this chapter Landscape photography employs a variety of photographic techniques.

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Alwin Binu, Ernakulam, Creative Hut Institute of Photography.Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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