The assignment for this week is to take a landscape photo. Here are the strategies we discussed in class:
Use a tripod if you have one
Think about your foreground
Have a focal point
Use the golden hours (sunrise and sunset)
Use the weather--remember bright sunlight may not be best--dark, foreboding weather might make more interesting shadows etc.
Use the rule of thirds--2/3 sky 1/3 land or 2/3 land 1/3 sky depending on your focal point
Use leading lines
Try framing your landscape(beneath branches or bridges or awnings or arches)
Make sure your horizon is level
People may be in a landscape, but they should not be the focal point
If you are photographing a tree or tall landmark your camera should be held in the portrait position. If you are photographing a broad panoramic view, your camera should be held in the landscape position.
Remember to take LOTS of photos over several occasions.
Send me your best shot and you may use photo software to punch up your photos if you desire.
Oleander got up bright and early to get a sunrise shot from our back deck. She used our photo editing software to give the blue in the sky that extra little punch.
JP waited until the last minute to get his photo taken, but he and I headed out on our rainy Thursday afternoon and got this shot at the pond. He also used the photo editing software to give it kind of a gray/green sepia tone.