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Landscape Photography Tips (contd..)

Tip 176 (Shutter Release): Not too many photographers are coversant with the idea of a shutter release. However, a good shutter release allows you to make sure that the physical pressure of clicking the shutter button does not wobble the camera (important when the lighting conditions are not bright, and your shutter speed is not fast)

Tip 177 (Using a buble level to keep your horizons straight): How many times has it been that you shoot a great photo, and then realize that you need to actually spend a fair amount of time in software (and lose some photo pixels) by having to straighten a crooked horizon? A bubble level (that can be connected to the hotshoe, or built onto the tripod) can ensure that your photos are straight at the point of shooting.

Tip 178 (Looking for straight lead lines in a photo): When shooting photos of the landscape, look to see whether there are straight lines in the composition that could add order to the photo. So these could be the flow of a river, or the straight line of a tree trunk, or railways lines heading into the horizon. These help in focusing the attention of viewers.

Tip 179 (Framing the photo composition): A depth perspective can be added to photos through the use of natural occuring frames. As an example, consider shooting a distant object with the leaves and branches of a close by tree forming the frame. These will be out of focus, but still add a good breadth perspective.

Tip 180 (Look at what others are doing): You may be very confident about your abilites, but photography is all about learning. Always see the perspective of what other photographers are shooting, you might learn something good from them, or be able to see something that you were not able to see earlier.

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