Landscape Photos: Tips for better landscape photos


Landscapes photographing sounds easy, but it is often not.

Did you ever go that way? You stand in front of a fantastic backdrop and think: Boah, these will be really horny photos. If you look at your photos at home then they are somehow not so special and you are disappointed.

This is often the case in landscape photography, and that’s exactly why we write this article. We would like to give you six easy-to-use tips to help you make better and more impressive landscapes. 

And not only that: In this review you can not marvel at our landscape photos, but the great landscape photographers from Canada. A country in which we would like to travel soon. What can be better than taking some pictures of other photographers? I agree! Nothing!

As examples we show you pictures from the region Alberta in western Canada. But first a big thanks to the team of Travel Alberta, the photos were made available to us.

PLEASE NOTE THE GOLDEN CUT

Certainly you have heard of the Golden Cut. Not only in painting, but also in photography you can use this simple rule for your pictures. You can direct the viewer’s point of view to specific points in your photo and use the Golden Cut to give your photos that certain something.

The Golden Cut is not magic. You share your image simply into nine equal-sized rectangles. So you draw two horizontal and two vertical lines in your photos before your mind’s eye.

What are you doing with these lines? Very simple: You place important elements of your photos on these lines and on the intersections of these lines.

Let’s take a look at two examples:

In the first picture, the golden section is used quite classic. The Grizzly, taken in the Jasper National Park, is quite exactly at the lower left intersection of the lower, horizontal line and the left, vertical line. If the bear were positioned directly in the center of the image, it would not be so interesting.

The golden section is used here however in a further point: The border between meadow and trees is relatively exactly on the lower horizontal line.

Also in the second picture, the horizontal line is on one of the third lines, this time on the upper line. The mountain is located near the upper left intersection point, so that you are immediately directed with the eye as a viewer.

Of course the Golden Cut is not a cure-all. There are, of course, also good photos, which completely ignore the golden section. However, it is a very simple method to set a photo-motif well.

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