Fixing Bad Pictures: Why do my landscape photos look so flat?
Did you wait for the best light?
Dull, overcast days generally mean dull landscape shots because the lack of light creates too little contrast. However, being patient often pays off – even a brief break in the clouds can completely transform the scene.
Shooting in the sunshine
The sun will instantly brighten up your shots. Colours appear more vibrant and the sunlight will also add shadows, and therefore more contrast, to your scenes.
Better still, go back at around sunrise or sunset for the ‘magic hour’ – the sun is lower at these times, so the light will be softer, shadows will be longer and the sky is likely to be full of breathtaking colour.
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