When you look in magazines, books, through realtor books, and other types of media that offers pictures of landscaping, you notice magnificent color, shades, and lighting. To be a landscape photographer, you need to understand that taking shots of landscape at night is extremely difficult. Because of this, a career such as this can be extremely lucrative, often leading to prices upward of $3,000 for a single photo session.

For taking pictures of landscape, you need to use the right type of camera and the right type of lighting to make the perfect shot. Typically, you would use film or digital cameras, both that can produce excellent results when used correctly. However, it takes more than a camera it takes technical savvy, the right lighting, a good budget, and tons of expertise.

A film camera has a number of advantages for landscaping pictures. First, it produces a fine, sharp image, offers better definition in both dark and light areas, the negatives store the images safer than that of a digital camera, it requires less batter power, the camera is easy to operate, and high quality film cameras are very affordable. However, just as there are positive aspects, there are also some drawbacks.

Obviously, the most obvious negative aspect of a film camera is that unlike a digital camera, you cannot see the results immediately. Then, you have the added expense of film, development, and printing, along with risk of not getting any good shots and having to deal with a trail and error aspect. However, this type of camera is something to consider.

Next, you have the digital camera, which is loaded with benefits and a few disadvantages. First, as mentioned you can see the landscape images taken immediately. With that, if you do not like what you see, you can redo the shot or complete session. Then, the images can be downloaded and edited via a computer, the format is digital, making it easy to share via computer, and the results for someone without a lot of experience is relatively good. Then, you avoid the cost associated with film and processing.

For the downside, is that while the cost of digital cameras has gone down, they are still somewhat pricey, especially for really good models. Additionally, to become really good at using some of the higher end digital cameras, you need to take courses or spend adequate time practicing. The digital camera also has higher resolution, which means in dark or ultra light areas, you could lose some of the detailing and images need more battery power and high capacity storage card.

The bottom line is that if you want to become really good at taking landscape pictures, you should work with a digital camera. The biggest benefit is having the opportunity to see the shot so it can be redone time and time until you get it right. Remember, you do not have to pay for each the extra shots but simply erase and re-shoot.

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