How to make that boring (but beautiful) landscape scene into something to talk about.
Hey guys! Brent here with part 8 of my 7 part Quick Tip series: Photographing Waterfalls and Streams. Yep, you read that right: part 8 of 7. This is a bonus tip for you!
When you’re out photographing in nature, it’s a necessity to have a point of interest for your photographs. Otherwise, they can end up looking like snapshots, which is a bit boring.
We’ve all had it happen; you get out to a beautiful landscape and just cannot find a compelling point of interest! So what do you do when this happens?
Watch to find out how you can get that amazing shot you know is out there.
In this episode
(00:15) – Create your own point of interest
Making a Point…of Interest!
For those times I’ve been lacking a natural point of interest, the best solution I’ve found is to make my own! in some cases like the one in the video, I was lucky and found one that someone else had already made. But if you’re not so lucky, get creative.
You’re only limited by your imagination. Look around you to see what you can come up with. Or if you know you may need something beforehand, plan ahead and bring it with you!
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- When out in nature, you can create your own point of interest
- Look for unique “props” that can serve as a focal point for your photo
- Use a wide angle lens and get close
- Bring your own objects to place in the scenery
Did you enjoy this article? You may be interested in these related articles too:
- Part 1: Reducing Glare on Water
The Why and How of Using a Polarising Filter to Photograph Water
- Part 2: Photographing From a Suspension Bridge
How to Get Crisp Images While Shooting From a Suspension Bridge
- Part 3: When Clouds Have You Seeing Gray, Look on the Bright Side
Tips For Photographing Water in Cloudy Conditions.
- Part 4: Best Landscape Tripod Head
Why a Quick Grip Tripod Head Works Best for Landscape Photography.
- Part 5: Waterfalls & Streams: Being in Nature
What I love about landscape photography
- Part 6: Keep Your Lens Clean With Microfibre
Discover the automotive accessory that moonlights as a camera necessity when photographing waterfalls.
- Part 7: Waterfalls and Streams: Footwear
How to keep yourself on solid footing when shooting in streams and slippery conditions.
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