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Landscape Photography Tips And Techniques Part 2

Today we will continue our review of landscape photography tips and techniques. Add these ideas to your landscape and cityscape photos and you will start winning photo contests! It’s almost a given!

Yesterday we talked about light.

First we discussed the color of light… You need to get up early in the morning and start shooting in the 20 or so minutes before dawn. AND you need to keep shooting for about 20 minutes or so past sunset.

At those times there is a phenomenon we will call a “false” sunrise and sunset that can produce some absolutely stunning colors in your landscape and cityscape photos.

Next we talked about the angle of the light… Think of bodybuilder photos. The light is coming from about 90 degrees to the subject. This creates a lot of shadows that accent and define their muscles.

At dawn and dusk, the glancing light from the sun is at the perfect angle to create a lot of defining shadows. This will add a lot of third dimensionality to your photos and make them come alive!

Try shooting the same scene at both dawn and dusk, then compare the results to the same scene shot at noon. You will never sleep in again!

Next we mentioned shooting when there are clouds in the sky. This will add a lot of visual interest to the scene – as well as a lot of color. Now the rising or setting sun has something to bounce off of! When the weather is bad… Get out there! That is the time you will get the best shots.

Today, let’s add a couple more landscape photography tips and techniques.

Use a tripod! When shooting landscapes, particularly in the predawn and post sunset times – you will need a long exposure! (Creating an acceptable depth of field requires shooting at minimal apertures – which means long shutter speeds.) Don’t even think of trying to get a contest winner by shooting handheld. It won’t happen.

Then, use the mirror lockup feature if your camera has one. Most of the better DSLR cameras do.

For the ultimate in photo sharpness – in addition to locking up the mirror, use a timed shutter release. It may seem like a bit of overkill, but these sharpness techniques can and do make a big difference.

As far as composition is concerned, pay attention to the foreground! Use it to draw the viewer’s eye into the photo. Use leading lines, framing, diagonals and so on.

Another compositional element to consider is the horizon, make it level! What is the most important element in your landscape or cityscape photo? Is it the sky? If so, put the horizon on the lower third of the shot. Is it the ground? Put the horizon in the upper third.

While there are times that placing the horizon in the middle is the right call, they are rare. Make sure you have a specific reason to do so!

Last but not least… Make sure your photo has a “star”. What attracted you to the scene? Make sure you accent that feature and drive the viewer’s attention to it. Don’t make the mistake of trying to make the entire scene equally important. You need a star.

I hope this review of landscape photography tips and techniques will help you start getting contest winning landscape and cityscape photos!

In the excitement of the moment, it is easy to forget to do some of these admittedly basic but essential landscape photography tips and techniques (there are more coming tomorrow)…

Here is your assignment – start to make up a checklist (of these and any other landscape photography tips and techniques you can think of), have it laminated and stick it in the side pocket of your camera bag.

Every time you are shooting, you can pull out your landscape photography tips and techniques checklist and won’t forget anything! Finally you will have the landscape photography techniques needed to let your artistic side shine through!

You’ll Never Get Pregnant If You Are Not Using These 5 Tips to Increase Fertility

If you are not aware, there are tons of tips to increase fertility located within most libraries in the city, and even on the internet. It can typically come in the form of books or pamphlets.

Tips to increase fertility may also come from human resources, like doctors and other registered healthcare professional.

These tips may also come from common sense knowledge on how the human body works, and how it is able to conceive.

First fertility tip

The first tip to increase fertility is to not take too many vitamins that are not really helpful to the cycle of fertility and to the process of conception.

You may check with your registered doctor or physician what types of vitamins you should take prior to your attempt to conceive children. This would help you in the choosing of the vitamins to take before the big event.

Second fertility tip

The second tip is to not end up making sexual intercourse as something of a boring chore for you and your partner.

This is often the problem with most couples, as they want to maintain a certain level of sexual activity in the relationship but almost always end up making the thing a whole boring thing for the rest of their lives.

Make the whole event something to look forward to by varying the things that you do. If you want you can make a date day for every week, so as to set the rhythm for the whole of the month, so that when the fertile period of the month comes, you can just go right ahead and do it. Making it fun is the key, and so just do it.

Third fertility tip

The third tip concerns the current sperm count of your husband or partner. There may be times that occupational hazards build up, or this might be a genetic thing that your husband is suffering from.

In any case, most of the registered health care professionals that are into counseling and giving advice for this sort of problem recommend that sexual intercourse be limited up to the period of fertility so that the sperm count may be able to build up.

Doing this would allow the current count to rise, and would build a strong resistance against pre existing instances of low counts.

Some researches show that if the male sperm is not ejaculated within the period of six or sometimes seven days within a particular, specific week, then the fertility of the said sperms are reduced, because the sperms of course age in time.

To remedy this, one may do sexual intercourse everyday, or masturbation may be the hidden key to make sure that only young and very active sperm cells are there.

Fourth fertility tip

The fourth tip is about getting a good night’s rest. You should always be rested well before and after intercourse to improve your chances.

Fifth fertility tip

The fifth tip is to be physically active. Being active can really strengthen both male and female’s reproductive system. The female cervix will be so flexible that a c-section may not be required during the delivery process.

In conclusion, I hope these 5 fertility tips that I have revealed will help you in improving your fertility levels thus increasing your chances of pregnancy.