How to capture vibrant colors in Landscape Photography
Colors in landscape photography may seem like a simple topic upon first glance. However, the topic of colors is vast and expansive. Landscape photographers use color as a compositional tool to produce more intriguing and balanced images. Along with creative decisions, great photographers understand how to use all the tools at their disposal. Tools include camera settings, gear and accessories, such as photography filters, to work with the light and weather conditions to capture natural, vibrant, and bold colors.
The art of capturing photos with vibrant colors in landscape photography starts in the field. Our team of professional photographers will guide you to understand the factors which will impact color in the field. We’ll advise on how to make the most of various locations and different weather conditions. In our Vibrant Colors Tutorial, you can follow along the pros with step-by-step case studies in the field.
In addition to getting it right in the camera, every photographer must pay attention to colors in post-processing through a color management workflow. A color management workflow is the process to control the way colors display in the image as well as across various devices and in print. It ensures the photographer’s vision for the hues of the image is presented accurately.
Color management starts from the capture to the export of the image. Workflows include understanding how to choose the right color-space in your post processing software to produce realistic and vibrant hues. In addition to the software, photographers need to properly calibrate their computer monitors. This is to enable consistency across all mediums, so an image is shown in the same brilliant, bold colors across multiple devises as well as when printed. True Colors is the go-to guide for getting starting and establishing an effective management workflow.
Moreover, images often require precise color adjustments using white balance, camera profiles, hue, saturation, luminance, and more. Photographers utilized all of these tools and more in post-processing software suites to add depth and atmosphere to images.