An extraordinary characteristic of nature is the remarkable amount of detail discoverable in the humblest objects and most innocent scenes. Landscape and nature photography tries to capture the most minute details to express the beauty of our natural world.
With skyscraping mountains, lengthy rivers, golden beaches, and fertile forests, New Zealand’s natural charm makes it the ideal location for professional and amateur tourists. To showcase even more of its enchanting nature, advanced photographic techniques can be utilized to properly capture its natural essence.
Shutter Speed And Aperture
Modern cameras now allow for a diverse range of shutter speeds and apertures that support all types of photographic visions. Both are features of a photographic lens that control the amount of light that reaches the film (in film cameras) or the digital sensor (in digital cameras).
Landscape photography professionals tend to rely on small apertures to ensure that the majority of the image is in clear focus. The confined amount of light that squeezes through the small aperture hole is generally compensated with the use of slow shutter speeds, allowing for a longer exposure and giving more time for the light to be recorded on the film or sensor. This is sometimes an issue if the image contains kinetic elements, or if the photographer is in motion. Slow shutter speed can also be used purposely to show the movement of kinetic elements within a picture.
Many filters exist in modern photography for a range of image-altering purposes. One of the most commonly used filters is the polarizing filter, which serves to remove glare and dim the sky in landscape scenes. Another popular filter is the neutral density filter which is covered with a special tint that decreases the volume of light that enters the lens. These filters can be employed to either increase shutter speeds without needing to change the aperture or to use big apertures without increasing the shutter speed.