Landscape Photography Quick Tips: What’s Up With The Sky

About This Landscape Photo: Autumn Reflections is a landscape photograph created on a little pond near Clayton Delaware to capture the stunning details in color of the autumn leaves and the heavy rolling clouds over the pond. Title: Autumn Reflections Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Fine Art Landscape Photography Item ID#: LAND-0088

Landscape Photo Autumn Reflections by Landscape Photographer Melissa Fague

Photo Specks
Exposure: 1/320 of a sec
Aperture: F11
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 800

What’s Up With The Sky

Another element to consider when you are creating your landscape photographs is the sky and what is going on in it. Most landscape photographs will either have a dominant foreground or sky most of the time you should have one or the other your photo; it can end up being fairly boring but not always. There are rare occasions that balance between the two work well.

If you have a bland, boring sky, try not to let it dominate your scene and place the horizon in the upper third of your photograph, however you’ll want to ensure that your foreground is interesting enough to capture the viewer’s attention. However, if the sky is filled with drama, such as bold light and or clouds; let it dominate the scene by placing the horizon lower in your landscape photograph. If you are really lucky with your sky and reflective surfaces, such as still water place the horizon in the center for a more balance feel to the image.

 

 

 

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