When I was in Europe last summer, I took approximately 5 million landscape photographs. Sadly, a lot of them sucked because my composition was terrible. Too much going on. Not enough focus. Now I want to go back to Europe since I’ve learned how to actually use my camera. I’m sure I’d love my pictures that much more.
Example: I love this picture from Paris.
It was taken along the Champs-Élysées & I think it’s beautiful… except… That big, black metal object front & center. Sigh.
So what did I learn this week?
- High f/stop! Around f/22 to have everything nice & in focus.
- Low ISO for more clarity in pictures.
- Pay attention to the horizon when composing shots.
- Locate a focal point to give the picture some depth & perspective.
This lesson came just in time for my latest trip to San Francisco & I thankfully had the chance to snap some rooftop shots. The building is located in an awesome spot, as you can see:
Views of the Golden Gate, the bay & Alcatraz? Love it.
Next week? Daily Environment!