Landscape photography is not as easy as point and click; learn proper techniques to make your photography aesthetically pleasing.

It’s crazy how beautiful some pictures can be, and how other pictures can look like they were drawn by a toddler who’s holding a crayon for the very first time. If, when trying to take landscape photos, you fall under the latter category, there’s hope yet. Photography is an art, and to improve in any art, you need to practice. Here are some basic tips on landscape photography you can use to hone in your ability.

  1. Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds is one of the most basic rules you can use to make your photos look great. You need a foreground (something up close) and a background (something far). By using the rule of thirds, you can direct the viewer’s eyes exactly where you want them to go.

  1. Lighting

Light is likely the single most important aspect of photography, because without proper lighting no one will be able to see what you want to capture. When opting for landscape photography, it’s best to aim for light coming in at 90 degrees. It causes heavy shadows that give a photo depth and life.

  1. Sharpness

A tripod is your best friends when it comes to taking long exposure photography. Creating a depth of field requires a slower shutter so that the details of the deepest reaches of your photograph are engrained in the picture, rather than just seeing a blur.

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