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So the landscape photo manage

Whether with a phone or camera – with a bit of Know-how and a few tricks you can a lot of from the landscape photography to get. Mel Weber is a freelance photographer always spectacular landscapes and wild animals In the country and abroad on the track. The award-winning photographer Chris Herzog looks back on over thirty years of experience behind the camera, and places a lot of creativity to the day. Both know exactly how to puts landscapes in the right light. We asked about their practices, and the most important tips collected.

you Make with your camera

At the beginning of the homework are. You will learn to understand the technical basics of your camera. Such as aperture and shutter speed, ISO and Depth of field include. Help protect the camera belonging to the user's manual or – as it is for so many things in life – the Internet. Alone on Youtube there are countless instructional videos and instructions on how to act.

by the Way: As professionals, Mel Gerber and Chris Herzog working with "real" cameras, agree, however, that even cell phone cameras allow you to on the present technical status of great shots:

"An interesting image design is also available with the mobile phone possible. Not even the most expensive camera has a corresponding function." – Chris Herzog

Center forbidden

As a rule of thumb: Provide you with the impulse to place the subject in the middle of the recording, no follow-up. The effect is usually very boring. They are based instead on the rule of thirds: horizontal and vertical lines of thirds the image. Your main motive, you settle in to one of the intersection points – i.e., exactly not centered. Most cameras – including those in Smartphones – are equipped with appropriate Grids and auxiliary lines. You can be on the Display choose to display or hide.

copying is allowed: By the Look of the landscape shots of others you learn a lot. Looking at the pictures in the Internet about Mel weaver (www.tiefblicke.ch) or Chris Duke (www.chris-herzog.ch) site and in the analog world. In short: Let the image compositions of other photographers for inspiration.

Be creative

Whether the Grand Canyon or the Matterhorn – some of the most popular landscape themes are so pervasive that they appear to us to be photographed almost "to death". With a little creativity, these landscapes can be, but on something more exciting way stage:

"let's Take as an example the Stellisee in Zermatt, where the Matterhorn is reflected so beautifully in it. I would try now, for example, a significantly deeper Position and maybe a few stones from the shore in the foreground." – Mel Weber

Here, the photographer took up a deeper Position in the substrate to the Stellisee around in the recording process. Photo: Mel Weber

"Change your angle of view, for example, with a little Blurred in the near foreground. Or adjust the exposure time." – Chris Herzog

The photographer plays artistically with the exposure time. Photo: Chris Duke

they Move

to go into the knee to remove a few steps from the location or to look in a different direction, can bring new opportunities and motives to light. In the squat (keyword: frog perspective) results in a different angle, as if you (climb for bird's-eye view) to a small increase. Use of the body can be worth it! And with a little luck, you will run for that certain Something, even an animal into the picture.

at The right time in the right place

While in the landscape photography much plan, there is but one or the other rule of thumb. One of them relates to the lighting conditions: Atmospheric photos, especially when the sun is low – so early in the morning and late in the afternoon:

"The blue hour, so the hour before sunrise, offers the most amazing colors and beautiful contrasts. The hour after sunrise is called the Golden hour because the light is beautiful and golden. The same game in reverse order, there is again before and after sunset." – Mel Weber

Atmospheric photos, especially when the sun is low – so early in the morning and in the late afternoon. Photo: Chris Duke

Merely no sunshine

Speaking of the sun: sunshine and clouds may be considered to be of the sky commonly referred to as the perfect weather. For Photography but, the professionals agree, is pretty boring. Not unusual for there to be clouds or fog, which provide that certain Something:

"clouds look really dramatic. And the combination of fog and sun light is often wonderful picture possibilities." - Chris Herzog

the sun and the blue sky have no certain Something, as it has this fog. Photo: Mel Weber


"For me there is nothing Better than the fog as a design Element. Whether on a mountain summit above the sea of fog, or in a mystical forest." - Mel Weber

firstly, it is different

Be open to the Unexpected! Just when the weather doesn't cooperate. Who goes with open eyes through the world and not to certain motifs, stiffened, you will be rewarded:

"Just in landscape photography due to the lighting conditions, often unexpected situations. In addition to the planning also lucky to be in the right Moment at the right place. If it is not for the projected image of the right Moment, it might be the ideal opportunity for a completely different photo." - Chris Herzog

"The fog remained stubborn, and I was already packing resigned on Together ..." – from the visitors ran into her. Photo: Mel Weber

"I am risen late in the afternoon, with snow shoes on is a small observation summit in the gantrisch region in the hope the fog would clear for a beautiful sunset picture. The fog, however, remained persistent, and I was already packing resigned, when suddenly out of nowhere a Fox stood before me. And so I came up with animal - rather than landscape shots home." - Mel Weber

tripod, your friend and helper

The tripod is part of the landscape photographers like the fog in the autumn. Especially for longer exposure times or dim light resource conditions are essential.

"For short exposure times a tripod is necessary. The exposure time is longer, then it's in need of one. It is an important factor in the design of the picture, because you can show movement or freeze." – Chris Herzog

"The exposure time is an important factor in the design of the picture, because you can show movement or freeze." Photo: Chris Duke

Because a tripod is not around to haul but not for everyone, you can also on something of a talent for improvisation use:

"Who owns a tripod is too heavy and too cumbersome, you can also use a bean bag or on a flat stone or the backpack, the camera aufzustützen. The little bit of extra weight of a tripod is worth it but it always has." – Mel Weber

the Last touches on a PC

Who would like to draw from the rich, gives his pictures to the end of the screen to the final touches. Many editing programs are intuitive, and Exploring the various functions can be quite Fun. Important for the Ambitious: Take your photos in RAW Format. In JPG Format, they are compressed and therefore need less memory space – this is at the cost of the editing options.

"A need for the image processing is not. But it is amazing how much the often with small corrections from one image can even be gained." - Chris Herzog

Created: 27.11.2019, at 18:02

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