It’s no wonder that landscape photography is so popular…
For starters, it’s an accessible given that we’re surrounded by landscapes big and small that we can photograph.
It also doesn’t really require any special gear – you can take high-quality landscape photos with nothing more than your smartphone.
And compared to other types of photography, landscapes are relatively “easy” to master. By that I mean a stone cold beginning photographer will likely have an easier time learning landscape photography than, say, portrait photography.
Having said that, it’s not as simple as pointing your camera at something pretty and pressing the shutter button.
I’ve put together a few suggestions to help you get better landscape photos. Follow along and see what you can do to take your landscapes to the next level.
Sunrises and Sunsets
Getting an ideal shot of a sunrise or sunset is probably one of the most complicated landscape photography tasks.
Not only do you have to consider how to capture the gorgeous colors of the moment, but you also have very challenging lighting conditions to consider. That is, the sky is very bright and the landscape is very dark.
The first issue – getting all that great color to pop – is the simpler of the two tasks.