The N-Photo ex­perts say…

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ADD IN­TER­EST

Look for a clus­ter of rocks, a tree stump or any other in­ter­est­ing fea­ture or ob­ject that you can use in the fore­ground of your land­scape shots. Make sure it has con­text. too: if you’re at the beach, for in­stance, in­clude a pool of wa­ter or lines in the sand.

USE filters

Use a strong neu­tral den­sity (ND) fil­ter to en­able you to shoot long ex­po­sures in bright con­di­tions. A 10-stop ND fil­ter may en­able you to keep the shut­ter open for around 30 sec­onds or more, even in the bright­est day­light.

GO FOR GOLD

The hours just after sun­rise or just be­fore sun­set are known as the Golden Hours, as they of­fer beau­ti­ful warm light that en­hances many land­scape scenes. Sun­rises are of­ten ac­com­pa­nied by low-ly­ing stra­tus cloud, which can soften shad­ows.

BAN­ISH BLUE SKIES

If you’re look­ing to cap­ture dra­matic skies with plenty of in­ter­est­ing tex­ture and detail, don’t plan to go out when high pres­sure is fore­cast, as you’ll see noth­ing but blue. Wait for slightly more tur­bu­lent con­di­tions to catch the mood­i­est skies.

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