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Geysir Strokkur
 
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Landscape photography is a genre meant to capture the beauty of the natural world, an objective that people have striven for since the earliest days of photography. Very few have truly succeeded. Most landscape photographers endeavour to show as little human activity as possible in their photos, ideally none at all. The subjects are landforms, weather, and light. The greatest mistake made in landscape photography is trying to "get it all in". The result is that the eye flits across the photograph and becomes a little confused.

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The hardest thing in landscape photography is to create a composition with a true focal point. The question is not how do I get it all in? but what can I leave out?. Landscapes are most often created with a wide angle lens. Small apertures (f/11 to f/32) are used to maximize depth of field. Many photographers use medium or large format systems to record as much detail as possible. But not only are the choices of camera and lenses of importance, but also filters. For example to tone down an over-bright sky or to enhance colour. These days however, the vast majority of landscapes are shot with digital SLRs and compact cameras. Processing is no longer done in the darkroom but on a computer with image-editing software. Multiple shots are merged so that sky, sea and land are all perfectly exposed and shown at their beautiful best. High-dynamic range (HDR) imaging allows a greater dynamic range between the brightest and darkest areas in a photograph and represents the lighting levels in a scene more accurately. Unfortunately this is often overdone - to the extent of making a photograph look surreal.
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