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Landscape Photos Checklist -
We have put together a handy little checklist to help you take better photos when out and about. Fun landscape photography doesn't have to be all about settings and complications. Sometimes a few handy tips are all you need to keep in mind in order to take some photos you are proud of.
- Do your research
- Choose your time & location
- Be aware and ready to shoot
- Look for the Light
- Change angles
Do your Research
Before you take photos, do some research to get ideas for what photos you might be able to take. Check out Instagram or Google images, search for the type of photos you hope to take. Save anything that grabs your attention to help inspire you. Searching for “Ring of Kerry” before you head down to the Kingdom should offer examples to help give you an idea of what to expect and what you might be able to capture.
Also do some research on what the weather will be like and what else to expect if you are taking photos outside. Know where the sun rises and sets and be ready to capture it in different ways. What season is it? Beautiful seasonal colours can make photos look amazing.
Choose your Time & Location
Choosing your location and time of day to go take photos can be the difference between nice snaps and beautiful pictures. A low sun or, an otherwise ugly location can make for a stunning photo.
Go back again at a different time of the year and see the difference.
Be Aware and Ready to Shoot
To be a better photographer you have to keep your eyes open and be ready to shoot. Keep inspecting your surroundings and you will see something interesting. Be it an interesting shape or pattern, or a view you haven't seen before.
A beautiful moment can disappear before you have time to react.
So watch and shoot.
Look for the Light
The best hour to take photos is called the golden hour. It doesn’t happen everyday, but when it does, it is usually an hour after sunset or before sunrise. This is when you get the most beautiful skies.
To take the best street photography, the people should be anonymous. There is nothing worse than somebody recognises someone in your photo. Using the light behind the people here helped turn them into silhouettes.
Change Your Angles
The difference between a good photo and a great photo can be very small, moving your position by a tiny fraction can help create a more appealing photo. This can also help with the dreaded tree “growing out of someone’s head" photo we are all guilty of taking.
Changing your angles can help tell a better story. You need to ask yourself "What am I taking a photo of?" This question is vital. It will help you decide what you need in the photo. You don’t need everything in the photo. Only what is important to this particular photo. Other things are for other photos
As with everything in life, don’t overthink things. The well worn phrase - Keep. It. Simple. Stupid. If you see something you love. Shoot it. If you are the only one who likes it. Then that is all that matters!!!