Landscape photography can offer some very challenging yet rewarding opportunities to be creative with your work... Here's how to get the very best from your shots
Landscape photography lends itself to capturing special pictures if you maintain your patience. The most challenging aspects are the lighting and how you compose your shot. Pick a time that has warm light or long shadows, since that helps set a mood to the location. Having a quality tripod is also helpful, as you can use a very small aperture and slower shutter speed to give greater depth and intensity to your picture.
The longer exposure on landscape photography can really enhance (or detract) from the image. Steve Davey gives advice on getting the exposure just right.
Composition requires an eye for aesthetics and balance. See Tom Ang's recent tips on composition for framing your photos correctly.
Practice photographing these places to improve your images:
Sand dunes and hills • Shoot interesting rock sculptures • Trees in a field •
Snow-capped mountains • Creeks or brooks • Covered bridges • Freeway rush-hour traffic • Fields of flowers • A unique-looking plant, such as a desert cactus • Look for long, winding roads.