5 Tips (again) for Landscape Photography! – ipadguides

After the first tip, let’s continue with the next tip. The following tips are non-technical.

Hopefully it can be a good input.

Taken from a magazine Outdoor Photographer november 2008 and a little added by me. Enjoy. 🙂

1. Go out more often

If you’re reading this blog of mine, chances are you’ve missed the moment out there hehe!

But don’t worry, we’ll never run out of moments. Because the essence of landscape photography is to be in the right place at the right time.

Tanjung Layar Beach, Sawarna Village, Banten.

More often to a place that you like, the chances of getting good photos are even greater.

Nature has its own schedule, and we will never know. But don’t forget our own planning.

“As you gaze at ordinary scenery, there will be many sudden surprises as time flows. Open your eyes and gaze at these important things. Clean your ears and listen. Feel it with your entire body. That’s what it means to be alive.”

– quote from some japanese dorama

2. Seriously

Be a little serious when dealing with your object. Take the camera seriously.

Any camera, if you have set your mind that you can take good photos, then you will get good photos. Remember, everything is depending on the intention.

When dealing with sceneuse previsualization.

But still don’t forget to have fun, have serious fun 🙂

Seger Beach, South Lombok.

What will it be like in the photo later? What composition is most suitable? How’s the exposure? How about exploring it from another angle? If it’s black and white?

In essence, imagine the finished result before shooting. Because a good photo is a good photo. Photo viewers don’t care if the photo is bad or nearly good. There are good photos and bad photos hehe.

3. Research your object

Because only yesterday was advised by Om Romi who said: Instill your research spirit in everyday life hehe! So try to research your object first, the questions below might help a little:

  • Is the season right?
  • Is the time right (morning/afternoon/evening/evening)?
  • Do the sun/moon appear in the same position, or do they move around?
  • Is the place safe?
  • What tools are needed?
  • How is the availability of food?
  • What’s the temperature?
  • Are we mentally ready?
  • And there are still many questions that arise that have nothing to do with photography at all..
Night at Rancaupas, Ciwidey, Bandung.

4. The camera is just a tool

A good camera can provide great detail, sharpness, and color. But it can’t give you good compositions, artistic images, or alter the natural light.

A good camera is a camera that does not make us feel lacking because of the gear. Because then we will be more concentrated on making creative photos, and don’t think about anything else.

No matter how good the cooking utensil is, it all depends on the skill of the chef in processing it.

The best camera is the one you own now.

5. Don’t force your will

A good photo is a photo that has soul in it.

If we can’t enjoy nature and be grateful for what it gives, surely there will be no mood and soul captured in our photos.

Let nature speak for its beauty, we just have to enjoy and take pictures.

If we are to a place that is extraordinarily beautiful, but do not have time to photograph it. Thank goodness we can still see it. Don’t have any regrets.

So remember that when hunting landscapes, our goal should be to enjoy nature, not just hunting.

Honestly I don’t like the word ‘hunting’, I prefer to call it a ‘photo walk’

Immersing yourself into the natural beauty, you will automatically get the natural beauty that you will photograph.

Grateful for what is available.

On the roof….

Thanks for reading!

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