3 tips to take better landscape photographs with your digital camera – easy tips for beginners

3 tips to take better landscape photographs with your digital camera – easy tips for beginners


Hi Photographers! Welcome to Easy Camera Lessons. We’ve designed these tips to help you with
your everyday photography, with the things that you love to photograph. We’re lucky enough today to be in this beautiful
part of Australia, the Flinders Ranges. We’re actually, I can see an emu over there and
if you’re lucky you may see a kangaroo or two pop behind me. Lets talk first about colour using this scene
behind us. A few days ago it was very grey here, the sky was looking very murky and not
so nice to photography but the cliffs were still gorgeous and red from the afternoon
sun. Now what we could have done to improve that scene is just crop off the grey sky.
If you have a drab sky, there’s really no need to include it, just bring your frame down
and include all of the best colours. The next tip is to put something interesting
in the front of your photograph. If you can find a cool tree, or a fence post, or something
to put at the front it can give real depth to your photograph. Even though this scene
is gorgeous we can make it even more interesting if we go back that way. So we’ve added something
interesting at the front. There’s lots of flies here today, sorry. So we’ve put these
rocks, I just took a few steps back so we could see these gorgeous rocks I was standing
on and we’ve still got our hills in the background, but it creates kind of, a bit more interest
in the front and you can do this with anything. As I said, have a go with just first off
choosing one tree and putting that in the foreground and see how you go. Last, but not least, and arguably the most
important let’s talk about light. The best times to photograph landscapes are quite early
in the morning and late in the afternoon. This is sometimes called the Golden Hour,
or the Magic Hour, because as you can see, like right now, it’s late in the afternoon,
the light passes through the atmosphere and turns quite yellow. It’s a great time to photograph
landscapes. Last night we set up a camera and filmed for 20 minutes during the Golden
Hour and we squished it into 20 seconds so you can see how much difference light makes
to your landscape photography. We would love you to share your photographs
with the community by tagging them #ECLlandscapes on Instagram or share them straight to our
Facebook page. If there’s anything you haven’t understood today, or you just want to read
it through, you can pop over to our blog which is EasyCameraLessons.com.

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