Landscape photography – not the easiest to capture well but very rewarding none the less. The best part is that you can combine it with discovering new magnificent places.
On this occasion I visited Wales with its stunning Pembrokeshire coastline. I love going back there and enjoying the times with a camera in my hand.
These are my simple tips to make landscape photography easier.
1. Compose well
Try to compose your image like a painting. Balance the objects that are in your frame, play with the plans: those located close and far away from you. I recommend using a prime lens which will make you more aware of the composition – at least it’s good practice anyway.
2. Bring the sturdy tripod.
A sturdy tripod is a useful and a must have accessory; especially if you want to play with long exposures and still get the sharp images. This technique is useful when you want to achieve a smooth silky-like look of the water or take photographs in low light. To do this you’ll need to get rid of all possible vibrations, so:
- use a tripod
- use mirror lock-up on your camera
- get a cable shutter release
- try to stay away from the wind and other inconveniences that make your tripod shake