Photography can be a fun and interesting hobby for many people. Being able to capture their surroundings on film is often a rewarding experience. But when taking landscape photos it can be tricky to get them just right. Following a few basic tips will make this sometimes difficult task easier.

The first tip to follow is to capture those photos at the right time of day. Most photographers recommend setting out with a camera as the sun rises in the sky. While this is one ideal time to get the best landscape photos, the other is just before the sunsets. During these times of the day, the sun diffuses light because it’s low in the sky. For those who want to take landscape photos between these two parts of the day, it’s best to take those photos when at least one cloud partially obscures the sun. This results in softer light, which results in better photos.

The second tip is for photographers to use a polarizing filter to their advantage. This helps cut down on the glare that bright sun can cause. These filters are highly recommended for those who are photographing the sky and/or water. For those who don’t have a top-notch camera and are using a smartphone instead, the same effect can be achieved by placing polarized sunglasses between the lens and the subject of the photo. The end result will likely come out just as impressive.

Paying attention to composition is important in photography. There are a few techniques for setting up a shot perfectly. One of them is the rule of thirds, which helps create balance in photos of a landscape. This entails viewing an image in three different parts. Photographers need to picture two lines dividing the scene into three separate pieces unless they have a camera that will do it for them. Either way, the goal is to place the subject of the picture between the two lines or on top of them.

Following this tip is the best way to take photos that will direct the viewer’s eyes to whatever the main subject is. The rule of thirds makes any landscape photo by creating a sense in the person viewing the picture that they are seeing movement.