Great landscape photography renders emotion from natural beauty. Initially, this may invite amateur photographers to try this genre of photography. When people understand that great landscape photography requires real work, talent and artistry, the revelation causes less willing amateurs to move on. However, when approached correctly with the appropriate artistic elements, great landscape photography is achievable and with minimally expensive equipment. This is evident in that many of the most famous landscape photographers achieved their great works with less technology than is contained in a digital point and shoot.
Doing The Work
They also achieved much of their brilliant portrayals by spending many hours manipulating the final image with many techniques that were thought to be cutting edge at the time. Great landscape photography is also achieved by some physical accompaniments like filters. This makes utilizing some image altering technology to reproduce what the eye visualizes naturally is appropriate in a digital setting also. However, knowledge of the elements of art and how to manipulate those elements ultimately determines if a picture will be successful or not. The elements include but are not confined to lighting and composition.
Innate Ability vs. Drive
Some people possess a talent that naturally selects great compositions. It is a part of the depth of naturally talented artists, but selecting great compositions can be taught. However, lighting is the most appropriate element. This is true because even a photograph that is composed well will look infinitely better in the correct light. The best light is visible as the sun rises and sets. These morning and evening hours are termed the golden hours for any outdoor photography, but especially in landscape photography.