Symmetry, repetition, contrast, asymmetry, and coherence – these major components construct a beautiful photograph taken by an exceptional photographer. These are also the very same components that one needs balance when taking one of the easiest yet most difficult subjects to photograph “landscapes”.
Since they are permanent, familiar, accessible, and part of nature, landscapes have been one of the most favorite subjects by most photographers. Landscape photography can be traced as early as 1849. In the 19th century, many eminent landscape photographers emerged which dominate large photography collections in museums and galleries worldwide. Today, many budding photographers continue to fall in love with nature, and as they pursue the road to landscape photography, more and more works, and techniques continue to emerge.
Unlike other kinds and styles of photography, most people would say that it is easy to take landscape photographs because you do not need to instruct you subject and you can choose whatever angle you want. On the contrary, most photographers believe that landscape photography is one of the most difficult because you will need an intense set of equipment and a very keen eye to make an “ordinary” scene quite extraordinary.