Tips for getting started with card cameras: three key elements of landscape photography

For landscape photography, we need to take a camera to take pictures outdoors. The subject can be natural scenery or urban architecture.

The core advantage of using a card camera for landscape photography is that the camera itself is very light, just like carrying a mobile phone, but the image quality, color and blur effects are better.

First of all, let me talk about the natural scenery. Since the night scene will be introduced separately, I will mainly introduce daytime shooting. There are three main elements of natural scenery shooting: one is the composition of the scene, the other is the shooting angle, and the other is the parameter setting.

There are many introductions to framing composition on the Internet, common composition such as center point composition, symmetrical composition, golden ratio composition, tic-tac-toe composition, guide line composition and so on.

These specific scenes are analyzed in detail, but everyone is required to recognize these compositions and remember them when they use them.

The shooting angle can be divided into three types: upside down, overhead shot and flat view. What we often shoot is the head-up angle, but this angle is often only able to take mediocre photos.

Therefore, I suggest that you can try two shooting angles: up and down.

Upward shooting can take pictures of flowers, buildings, some souvenirs, etc., which can make the photographed objects appear taller and more powerful. The overhead shot is generally taken down on a high-rise building. Of course, if you are financially capable you can take overhead shots on a helicopter or hot air balloon.

The overhead shot is mainly for shooting large scenes, or close-ups of a certain area, so that the scenery can show more layers. When shooting overhead, pay special attention to whether the collocation of elements in the picture is beautiful.

Finally, the camera parameter settings. For landscape photography, it is recommended that you use the camera’s AV file, because the light changes fast, the AV file only needs to control the aperture and ISO, and the shutter is judged by the camera.

If it is a close-up, you can use an aperture of F4 or larger; if you are shooting large scenes, you can use an aperture value of F8-F11. In the ISO part, while ensuring stable shooting, try to use a smaller ISO value to ensure that the picture is clean and noise-free.

For shooting scenery, the core elements are these three points. The last thing to say is that novice users must shoot more.

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