7 Landscape Photography Tips From Experts

7 Landscape Photography Tips From Experts

When you look at pictures of beautiful landscape photography, you probably wonder if you will ever be that good. The good news is that you can always study and practice to get even better. You don’t have to stick to being average. Follow these 7 landscape photography tips from the experts.


Find natural S shapes


When you are trying to take photography shots of landscape, make sure you look for “S” shapes. There is just something finding that S shape and taking pictures of it. Experts say S shapes in landscaping bring out the strong composition in a subject. If you cannot find the “S” shape, then pick out a “subject” and start taking pictures! When you feel like you don’t have a subject, it can feel hard to take photographs.


Know your location before hand


Yes, when you know you will be photographing something, know your location. Before you do a shoot, look around. It’s amazing what you can catch when you have been somewhere before.


Your pictures won’t be perfect


It’s important to come to terms with the fact that your pictures won’t be perfect! When you take a picture, try not to overanalyze it. Pick out the good aspects of the picture and take it easy on the bad aspects of the photograph. Take it as a learning experience and as something you will get better with.


Have the right camera tools with you


While you can probably shoot an awesome picture with your iPhone, bringing the right camera tools with you is also important. Things like a tripod are a great tool in helping you capture the perfect shot. A little freebie tip, go for quality camera gear, instead of the cheap stuff.


Go for quality landscaping


Although a lot of landscaping is beautiful, pick out the cream of the crop for pictures. Spend some time looking around the quality landscaping. You can even do a few test shots to see how the pictures turn out on your camera. You don’t have to choose an exact spot right away. Take your time picking out the perfect landscaping location.


Take risks


Just like anything in life, you get out what you put in. Hopefully you are willing to take risks because this is what will help you get the best landscaping shots. Sometimes you may get the shot you want and other times you may not.


Be super flexible


Whether you are photographing people or landscaping, it’s important to be super flexible. You may plan for sunshine and it rains. Flexibility is what will help you get the most out of your photos. Always have a backup plan when it comes down to taking photography of landscaping.


What tips do you have for those who are taking pictures of landscaping?



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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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