Photography is one of the best hobbies and careers that you can get into. It allows for artistic expression and lets you get free of the mundane daily doldrums of everyday life and just become yourself. Personally, I like to photograph nature. I enjoy landscape photography and I like to take a lot of pictures of the ll different types of landscapes to really expand my horizons.
There is a sort of inner peace which comes from being outdoors: you become at one with with the nature around you. It helps you to alleviate any anxiety you have by being in the great outdoors and open and free. Furthermore, you can take some really good photos when you are out in nature.
Timing is very important when taking photos of the landscape and plays a major role in the quality and mood of the photographs you end up with. A lot of the iconic images in the world have been took due to the photographer being in the right place at the right time. At Dusk with the sun setting in the late afternoon sky, provides brilliant rays contrasting nicely with the darkness of the clouds that are absorbing it. Images like this are truly iconic and it is really one of the best times to take photographs.
There are some other great images that you can get from landscape photography, particularly if you are in the mountains looking down on open fields. The open fields can be a great gathering place for wildlife allowing you the opportunity to capture them in their natural habitat. One technique that I have been experimenting with to take especially good photos is HDR (High Dynamic-Range Imaging) which really does add the personality of the picture.
HDR allows you to take combine shots of the same scene at the same time, all with different exposures. This allows you to increase the depth and contract of th image and bringout any light or washed out areas increasing the range. HDR can allow you to capture all the beauty of the scene like never before.
It also allows you to add intense personality to your images too which can really captivate the person who is viewing the photograph. In nature there are some very vivid colors and scenes which can be captured such as the lush greenery of the vegetation or the rawness of the Sun’s rays.
A good photograph should make the person who is looking at it feel like they are actually there. It should be so vivid in color and contrast that it helps place the viewer in the photograph. By taking photos at different exposures, HDR lets you build up a high contrast picture of the scene you are capturing.
There are certain places where landscape photography really excels, such as, at the top of a mountain or a in a valley which contains many geographical features. Places which contain an abundance of deep colors such as a green forest are also ideal locations to take photographs.
Essentially, when looking to really enhance your photographs, HDR is a technique you should look into.