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    10 landscape photography mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 10/07/2013 00:01am
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    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 6: Strong shadows

    How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail: step 1

    The opposite of dull light, strong sunlight, brings its own problems – deep shadows and harsh highlights.

    As a rule it’s generally best to shoot landscape images early in the morning, late in the afternoon or in the early evening; the key being that the sun is at a relatively low angle in the sky.

    As well as being stronger and brighter in the middle of the day, the sun is almost directly above the landscape and objects cast short, deep shadows that reveal little detail.

    The lower, weaker sun of morning and evening results in longer, softer shadows that accentuate the form of the land.

    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 1: Wonky horizons
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 2: Foreground and/or horizon not sharp
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 3: Image blurred
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 4: Empty foreground
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 5: Flat, dull light
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 6: Strong shadows
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 7: Sky washed out or the land underexposed
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 8: Obvious graduated ND filter use
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 9: Poor composition
    Landscape Photography Mistake No. 10: Soft details

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    Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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