Here we are giving few tips and tricks on how to shoot Landscape Photography, which will definitely helpful for you during capturing landscape images.
First of all, the better situation for landscape photography is the sunset’s period, when most of the photographers are waiting for such attractive look when Sun puts its golden remark on the sky with its low angle and its slow movement towards the horizon makes the photographers to give a great texture in their landscape photography.
The role of Camera settings is very important for this type of photography, and at that time we should have to know some rules related to the camera settings.
Manual Shooting Mode
You should use the manual shooting mode, so that you can choose the setting accordingly the demand of the situation, during landscape photography.
Even if you have high-end APS-C or Full –frame camera you should maintain the proper ISO range of 100-1600, to extract maximum details from the entire scene .If you use the higher ISO it results in the addition of noise in the images produced by the camera. Also, the lower ISO makes the users to capture the magnificent images even in dim light situations with increased dynamic range without any noise production. It also maintains consistent brightness for the users capturing the images in changing light conditions.
To use lower ISO range as we have recommended, you should use the good tripod while getting the shots. Since, lower ISO will result delay in the shutter speed of the camera and you will get blurred images while getting hand-held shots specifically on and after golden hour.
Small aperture lens
You should choose a camera setting to small aperture F11 to F 18, which allows the users to really focus on all details of the entire scene and also bring all foreground and background objects in focus so that they can get better and marvelous landscape images.
As you know the small Aperture setting (a large number) as the smaller your aperture the greater the depth of field in your shots.
The smaller aperture lens plays an important role as the less light is passing through the image sensor, so you have to compensate either by increasing the ISO or lengthening your shutter speed or both, according to the situation.
The lens selection is also important so you should always choose the Wide-angle lenses, which are preferred for landscape photography because such lenses show a broader view with wide open space. These lenses allow more light, which is favorable for a greater depth of field and allow the photographers to use faster shutter speeds.
Also we shouldn’t ignore the role of the Shutter Speed, when you are not using the tripod. It controls the amount of time the camera is measuring or sensing the light, usually by controlling when the shutter opens and closes. At the time of capturing images, shutter speed is used to completely stop any motion, both of the subject and of the camera. To stop motion, when you are trying hand-held shooting, follow a basic rule- Use a shutter speed of 1/x, where x is double the focal length you are shooting at.
For landscape photography, a tripod is probably the most important equipment you should keep to get more impressive result. If you use the camera with more megapixels for landscape photography, than it is important for you to keep the camera steady and here the tripod helps you to gain desired result. The tripod assists in obtaining clear focus, especially if we use timer delays or remote shutter releases. The tripods help to eliminate camera shake, and makes you able to use slower shutters speeds, which increases the possibility to choose a wider range of aperture for gaining better result in landscape photography. With a tripod, you have so many creative possibilities, and you get the best possible image quality.
Hence, we have mentioned the types of lenses, accessories and the need of camera settings for Landscape photography. If you perfectly follow the given steps, then there is no doubt you will become the master of Landscape Photography.