Beautiful Landscape Photos

January 26, 2021
20 Beautiful Landscape Photos

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Using olloclip’s Telephoto Lens

“Why don’t my pictures look like that one?”

Do you see beautiful, captivating landscape photos online and ask yourself this question? Ever? I know I did and actually still do. Well, there's good news: According to iPhone Photography School’s Emil Pakarklis, taking landscape photos with your smartphone doesn't have to be a horrific experience anymore. With so many advancements in smartphone camera hardware, capturing those landscape images are not unattainable. Granted, I will be the first one to tell you getting that image of Mt. Everest in perfect detail with a time-lapsed starry sky will not happen just using your smartphone. The camera sensor in the phone is just too small to allow sufficient light in. Also, the phone cannot zoom the image without pixelating and blurring out. By the way, speaking of zooming in… sound advice I received is “do not do it.” Resist the temptation to ‘pinch zoom’ with your fingers to get a ‘close-up’ of that landscape or other subject. Physically step closer to your subject and crop the photo later. This method will preserve photo detail when post-processing and also save your sanity! So how do you get that picture-perfect landscape that has all the details you saw when you snapped the shutter? I will suggest three steps that have helped me take some pretty cool landscape photos with my smartphone. When we're done you'll know exactly how to take a landscape photograph with your smartphone that gets people excited and wanting to visit where you have been. Ready? Let's go!

Steps to Taking Amazing Landscape Photos with your Smartphone

Visit your favorite spot where you feel happy, excited, and peaceful or however that destination makes you feel and want to preserve the view for memories or sharing with your friends and family. When you capture a picture of beautiful scenery in front of you, you may be faced with blurry, dark, tilted, and off-center images, killing any sense of attraction to the scene you may have felt. With the right tools and instructions at your disposal, you could easily capture that gorgeous landscape lying before you, entirely on screen and produce a stellar photograph from it - all without expensive equipment, multiple lenses, fancy gadgets, cumbersome setups, or lifting weights! (At least for this part of the process) ☺ First, look around you and take in what you see.

pier 21. Explore what you see

Before you start diving into pushing the shutter button, you need to explore the scene.

• How does sunlight or other light sources affect what you see on your phone screen? Light is your best friend for shooting any type of photograph, period. Without the proper light, the camera sensor will not properly capture the scene. This is especially true with smartphone cameras. Their sensors are just too small. Does this prevent you from taking beautiful landscape photos? Absolutely not! The phone’s native camera app and other standalone camera replacement apps now allow for adjusting exposure to either lighten or darken the scene. Just remember, without the light the photo may not be right. May I suggest two special times of day to take amazing photos where the light is so golden you can taste it? Those times are within one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset. Known as the 'Golden Hour', this time allows for naturally diffused, beautiful sunlight bathing your subjects in filtered majesty. There will be other conditions during the day which you can use to your advantage. Overcast, cloudy days are good for capturing subject detail. Avoiding harsh sunlight is key to preventing blowing out or over-exposing your scene. In addition to getting the best light possible, your position or angle is also critical for taking that special shot.


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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