Landscape photo ideas for creative pictures of mountains and hills

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 22/10/2012 02:00am

    Shoot a composite image


    Landscape photo ideas: shoot a composite image

    Just because your camera is set up to take one shot at a time doesn’t mean that shooting one image is the only way to capture a landscape.

    You can always take a whole series of images and then combine them together on a single canvas to give a multi-layered view of the scene.

    When shooting images for this technique, rather than keeping everything sharp and using a wide-angle lens, try shooting with a focal length of between 40mm to 70mm and pick out individual elements in the scene.

    Using a wide aperture such as f/4 to give shallow depth of field will help you to isolate foreground features in some of your shots.

    It’s worth shooting more images than you think you might need, and also overlapping them so you have plenty of options when you come to combine them later on.

    On the next page we’ll show you step-by-step how to combine your images using Photoshop Elements.

    PAGE 1: Use a telephoto lens
    PAGE 2: Shoot at half-light
    PAGE 3: Use man-made features
    PAGE 4: Shoot a composite image
    PAGE 5: How to combine photos in Photoshop Elements


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    Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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