Here are tips for taking a landscape photograph for beginner photographer:
1. Location. Choice of location is most important in landscape photography. What do you want to be? Urban or rural? Traffic jams, or the peace of nature? If the location is quite far from where you live, consider the long journey that must be taken so you do not miss the best time for shooting landscapes.
2. Timing. Landscape photographs are made preferably in the morning or early evening when the slanting sunlight fell. In addition to advantageous because the intensity and angle of light, in the morning and early evening the contrast between the sky and the earth is not that big. Photos in the morning & evening also enables the emergence of more shades of color in the sky
3. Use a low ISO settings for best details. If your camera allows manual settings, choose either A or M mode with openings small Aperture, maybe f/11 or f/16 or the smallest of openings made possible by your camera so that the entire space in the frame with a sharp caught. If you use a pocket camera, make sure the camera in Landscape mode
4. Use a tripod. The use of small aperture on the morning or early evening meant the use of the shutter speed is slower. In order to reduce the risk of vibration (shakes) or to gain some exposure the same as the HDR processing materials, you should use a tripod.
5. Photo landscape requires that all objects within the frame appeared sharp. To achieve this, if you use a lens with a manual setting, attach the lens in hyperfocal focus. If using a digital camera without a manual mode, focus on 1 / 3 frames to obtain maximum sharpness at all distances in the frame
6. To obtain a broad scope, we recommend using a wide lens. If you are vario lens or camera pocket user, use the widest position
7. Discover the foreground object attractions located in the foreground. These objects can be rocks, trees, or the like. This object serves as. This object serves as an eye-catcher which makes photos look unique
8. Filters are tools that are very useful in landscape photography.
Some filters that can be used:
* Polarizers is useful to reduce the intensity of light in the sunlight, holding flares & scattering of light so the picture becomes more contrast.
* Gradual Neutral Density (GND) is a filter with different color intensity gradually. This filter can be mounted with the darker parts of the above to reduce the intensity of light from the sky so that the mainland does not look too dark.
* Soft focus the blur filter that makes certain parts in the frame. In many occasions the use of these filters give the impression of magic in the photo. This effect can also be obtained by exhaling into the lens if you’re photographing in the area of cold air.
9. A photo that tells a story more interesting than just scenery. Each region has a story. Try to know the story became legend in an area and find the objects associated with that story.
10. One of the experiments that make a photo become valuable is its uniqueness. Therefore more difficult to photograph a landscape in a place that has been frequently visited by famous people because it has so many outstanding photos.