Landscape Photography Tips: Creative Composition

by Staff May 13, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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  1. I thought that this was really helpful. This is my first time hearing about light room, I'm just getting really into photography now, and I think that this software looks pretty user friendly, so thanks!

  2. All this is, is taking a picture then doing so much photo editing/affects. You need to understand what being a photographer is all about and what it really mean. Isn't about the quality of the picture of 1000different depth Colors. It's about that picture being taken from the heart and with thought and passion, with only a little, very little photo editing to it.

  3. Late to the party here, but I can't help but comment.  I spent over 15 years custom printing for artistic & commercial photographers "the old way", and now I'm a lover of Photoshop, LR, etc…  In the days of silver-based printing, we did everything we could to get whatever information a piece of film had to translate to paper, but we were very limited in the tools to do so.  Photographers (very good ones) routinely asked for color dodges & burns and we played with exposures and printing techniques to get what they wanted.  Now the tools are just far more powerful and I see no reason to not use them.  The fact is, if it's landscape photography for the sake of image-making, then it IS art.  If you are representing a commercial client or journalistic photography, then it's an ethical choice not to misrepresent the subject. It's a personal decision to be made by the person making the image and the person viewing the image as to whether they "like" it.

  4. I don't think you will ever be able to take a shot and it be what your eyes have seen,no matter how much you experiment with iso,filters etc.Using PP is just a way of bringing it closer to what you have actually seen.Although I must say,some take it too far,IT IS art in a way,it's all up to the individual,don't use software if you don't like it,simple

  5. I really liked the video but I know nothing about photo shop or light room but o the picture you tried to fix you left the ocean that was beyond the dock the same color as it was before. It really showed a line of color change.

  6. This is art, not photography. Post production has its place but should ONLY be used to touch up what the eye actually saw but the camera,or more to the point,the photographer didn't capture. No more. Anything else makes it fake. If more time is spent experimenting with a few different exposures, and ISO's, and even filters, then a much more authentic picture will be taken and this will also illustrate the real skills of the photographer. Post production has made it altogether too easy to be too casual in the field and for those less skilled to produce images. Real photography is done in the field,NOT in the office.

  7. It's the new age, i see nothing wrong with post processing, The same kind of work goes into taking the photo, you still have to think about the shot, you have to imagine what the shot can look like. While i agree this can make some photographers lazy(over expose everything and fix it later )  at the same time it can help you capture your vision even when the  conditions are not ideal or if you don't want to invest in a  plethora of filters. the creative process is much the same.   

  8. As a beginner photographer i have mixed feeling towards post processing. I actually rly love altering an image afterworths with much nicer color, contrast etc but at the same time i have this feeling of creating a rly fake image wich annoys me. Then i show this image to people being like "woow beautifull" but they are watching a fake image. It's nothing like that in real life. Just like they photoshop models to unrealistic perfection, so do landscape photographers. Nature is beautiful for sure, but it can't deliver what we expect to be the ultimate beauty so instead we fake it in our images. 

  9. I know bro, I am trying but believe me its hard, besides all I know about photography I know it thanks to internet, youtube and reading, there are no institutes here to teach such things, its not that easy, but I already have some photographs.

  10. Dude, who needs a composition when you have such a scene? You'd hate your life if you come to live at my town, nothing is interesting here. :'(

  11. Each lens has a sweet spot. Usually around the middle of its range. As oxizee said f8-11 is a pretty good start. Also at f22 if you have any dirt on your sensor its going to show up like crazy because the light will only hit it at 1 angle, but once you open up the lens a bit it is less likely to show up.

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