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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. 7: Sky washed out or the land underexposed

    Photoshop Effects: how to fix bleached out skies - before image

    Bleached skies are the bane of any landscape photographer

    One of the problems with shooting a landscape is that the sky is often significantly brighter than the land beneath it and many cameras are only capable of recording detail in one of them in a single image.

    In many cases this can result in the land looking correctly exposed, but the sky being washed out and uninteresting.

    Alternatively, the sky may look great, but the foreground is underexposed and gloomy.

    The traditional way of resolving this problem is to use a graduated neutral density (ND) filter on the lens with the dark part of the filter positioned over the sky.

    This evens out the exposure difference between the land and sky enabling detail to be recorded in both in a single shot.

    Digital photography has provided an alternative means of correcting this problem.

    At its simplest this involves shooting two images with different exposures and then combining the sky from one shot with the land from the other.

    In addition, some photographers employed HDR techniques to merge several images taken at different exposures.

    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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