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Chapter 12. Special Shooting > Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

While landscape photography is not significantly different from any other type of shooting—you still have to find your subject, calculate an exposure, and work the scene to find the shot that’s right—there are a few things to keep in mind when shooting landscapes.

While it might be tempting to just use the widest angle you can, to capture as broad a vista as possible, bear in mind that as you go wider, the objects in your scene will become smaller and less distinct. You’re not going to be able to take a single image that encompasses your entire field of view, so try to find a slice of that vista that is compelling. You’ll need to employ all the same compositional ideas we discussed in Chapter 9, “Finding and Composing a Photo,” as you strive to create a landscape image that works. Your landscape shots still need to have a subject, and you’ll look for balance, repetition, good light, and all of the other usual compositional elements when working on landscapes.


  

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