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Landscape is one of the great tests of the photographer. It's also one of the most enjoyable hobbies that anybody can take up. But there is a lot to learn and a lot to remember about how to shoot a solid landscape photography. Here are 50 things to get you started.
- Shoot in the Golden Hour – Traditionally, the golden hour around sunset or sunrise are considered the best times to shoot landscapes as the light is beautiful and diffused.
- Shoot in the Blue Hour – Just before golden hour in the mornings, or after it in the evenings is blue hour – another wonderful time to shoot landscapes for the quality of light
- Shoot at Other Times Too – While they may not be quite as desirable as the golden or blue hours, shoot when you can. With a bit of skill and consideration, you might get something worthwhile – just remember the sunny 16 rule.
- Remember to Include Foreground Interest – Putting something at the bottom of your shots in landscapes (ie the foreground) can lead people's eye into the scene and is usually considered a desirable element of landscape composition.
- Look for Symmetry – Symmetry in landscapes is difficult, but can result in some amazing compositions. Reflections in water is a favourite here, but there are other opportunities to get symmetry too.