A great way to create a stunning photograph of nature is to capture it at its most dynamic. Whether this is thinking about the way trees sway in the wind, or a river flows around a conglomeration of rocks, capturing motion will help you take an interesting and compelling photograph.
To do this you will likely need to look at a longer shutter speed to make sure the photograph comes out as high quality as possible.
Maximize the Depth of the Shot
It is important for a good photograph to ensure that you are capturing depth so that the photograph doesn’t appear to be flattened or one-dimensional. By positioning the camera in a way that captures the depth of a scene you will be able to manipulate the composition of the picture and encompass many different planes and elements.
This will also allow you to incorporate many more colors, textures, and intensities of lighting into your photograph. It will make it a far more interesting composition, carrying the eye of the viewer along varying levels and plains.
Set Up a Tripod
You’ll need to use a longer shutter speed in order to capture the depth and motion of a landscape, and to maximize this you will also need to set up a tripod. This will ensure that the camera remains completely still, yet you can still adjust it and capture the shot that you would like.
Capture Different Types of Lighting
The lighting of a scene can make or break a shot. However, it is also entirely unreliable in that it flexes constantly in response to the time of day, geography, and weather. Do not be afraid to take photographs even when the lighting does not look optimal, as they might turn out even more striking.
It is hard to predict the effect that the lighting will have on a picture, so do not be afraid to experiment and capture a location at a range of times in a range of forecasts.
Change your Point of View
Don’t let yourself get bound by one point of view or focal point. Of course, when you are thinking about photographing a place, you will have that one perfect picture in mind. However, by experimenting with different positions, angles, and points of view you may come out with an unexpectedly stunning photograph. The key to a fantastic picture, even more so than the technique and equipment, is being willing to experiment and surprise yourself.