Landscape Photography Mistake No. 3: Image blurred
Using a small aperture while keeping the sensitivity low to record the maximum amount of detail means using a slow shutter speed.
Unfortunately this brings the risk of camera shake, blur caused by ting accidental camera movements.
Rather than pushing up the sensitivity and introducing noise the best solution to this is to mount the camera on a good, solid tripod.
When you’re using a tripod make sure the locks are tightened well so there’s no slippage during the exposure.
You might also find it helpful to hang a weight such as your camera bag on the tripod to weigh it down and make it sturdier.
For the ultimate in camera shake avoidance, use mirror lock-up mode and trip the shutter remotely.
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Landscape Photography Mistake No. 4: Empty foreground
When we look at a scene we tend to seek out details with our eyes and we manage to ignore uninteresting areas.
However, dull, featureless foregrounds act like a barrier in an image, they make it feel like you’re too far away from the point of interest.
This situation can be quite easily rectified by including something of interest in the foreground.
This might be a patch of flowers, a few boulders or shells on a beach, for example, and it works especially well when this interest leads off towards the main view.
The idea is to have something of interest in the near, middle and far distance of the image.
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