Use nature's beauty as the subject of your photographs. Landscape photography may range from majestic mountains to urban skylines and anywhere in between. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of landscape photography.
Landscape photography is the art of photographing nature -- the great outdoors.
Landscape photographs usually do not include people, except to show scale.
Scale indicates the size of an object in comparison to another object.
Landscape photographs may be taken in a representational, impressionistic, abstract or urban style.
Urban style photos do not include nature scenes.
Impressionistic style photos may use filters to soften photos and give an illusive effect.
SLR cameras start around $500.
A SLR camera uses a mirror to project the image.
A filter may be used to heighten or sharpen color photos.
Filters can make a blue sky even more blue.
Ansel Adams was a world famous photographer.
Composition is the framing of the picture.
The rule of thirds divides a photo into three sections horizontally and vertically.
By placing an object in the foreground of a photo, the viewer will know where to start looking.
Lighting is the key to a great landscape photo, and the magic hours are the times when the lighting is best.
The magic hours are approximately an hour before and after sunrise and sunset.
When lighting is low, adjust your camera to allow for more exposure.
Still water can have a reflection, so make the proper adjustments in composition.
Purchase a tripod that is heavy enough to support your camera and lens, but light enough for you to carry to your desired location.
To set up for a representational scene, the photographer should not make any changes to the scene.