Improve your landscape photography – add depth atmosphere and proportions to your landscapes

Improve your landscape photography – add depth atmosphere and proportions to your landscapes

This time I’m filming in a beautiful location from Romania, on Transalpina road that goes through Parang Mountains. This road, together with Transfagarasan Road (that goes through Fagaras Mountain) is one of the best in the country and offers incredible landscapes especially during episodes of cold and rain when the fog, the mist and the clouds are creating a real spectacle.

The video from today is about creating depth in your landscape photos and adding atmosphere, drama and proportions by introducing a human character in the scene. To increase the drama and the atmosphere I chose to use two ND graduated filters of 3 and 2 stops to dim down the sky and give it that full and dark look.

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2 Responses to Improve your landscape photography – add depth atmosphere and proportions to your landscapes

  1. Gert Pedersen says:

    Hi Toma.

    I look at all of your videos and they are greath, just one thing is that I like to know more of where you will set the focus point in the landscape, to get the debth of field you like.

    Do you some time think of doing some focus-stacking of 2-3 photos with a different focus point ?
    I think that just doing a f16 stop down is not enough to get it tag sharp, what do you think ?

    Maybe you should make some videoes of that, thanks, Gert Pedersen Denmark.

    • Toma says:

      Hi Gert and thank you for your comment. There are situations when I do focus stacking: when you use wide lenses (17mm or 24mm) the sharpest focus point will be at F8. Unfortunately at F8 the dept of field will not be able to include details starting from 0.20cm and up to infinity. These situations happen all the time when you place your camera low and near the focus point and the way I deal with it is by using the hyperfocal distance. I have an Android application that shows me the hyperfocal and the dimension of the depth of field for different focus points and this helps me a lot in determining how to focus.

      If you are photographing from the height of the tripod (1.5m average) then you can place your focus point at about a third of the image (thinking in depth) and you should be fine. I’ll create some videos on this matters in the future. Thanks again!

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