Landscape Photography - Specialized Styles of Photography
Taking landscape pictures within a city, from the top of a building or on the beach is one type of landscape photography.
But if you want to get closer to nature and shoot unique pictures of nature and environment in remote locations like wild forest
area or mountain ranges, then you have your task cut out for you...just like a wildlife photographer.
You need the spirit of adventure within you in order to travels around to different places and scour different regions for landscape opportunity.
It is tough to identify the right spots. You may have to explore for days before you find an idyllic panoramic landscape to shoot. You then have to wait for the right light conditions while braving the weather and the rough living conditions.
In terms of equipment, landscape photographers need to go in for a variety of wide-angle lenses since this type of lens is capable of lending depth in the photograph.
Stunning panoramic shots, like this one of Pilanesberg National Park
in South Africa, are possible by using a wide-angle photographic lens.
A wide-angle zoom lens is useful in this type of photography because of the range of focal lengths it can provide while fine-tuning a shot. But there is also the need for telephoto lenses for certain shots though not of the high focal length required by sports photographers. Landscape photographers usually go in for telephoto lenses with focal length less than 300mm.
A telephoto lens has a focal length greater than 50mm, a wide angle lens is less than 50mm, and a standard lens has a focal length of 50mm.
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