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Digital Travel Photography

Point Upwards to Signify Openness

SUMMARY: Point your digital camera slightly up when taking landscape photos to signify freedom and openness.

If you are taking a landscape photo, instead of taking a direct shot at the landscape, consider pointing your digital camera lens upwards to grab more of the sky. It helps if you have a viewfinder that can swivel upward. This type of photograph can signify openness, freedom, and wide expanses, and may result in a pleasing picture.

When doing this, you may want to first consider getting a spot reading on the landscape. Otherwise, pointing your lens towards the sky may result in the camera auto-exposing on its brightness, causing your landscape image to be washed out. If you don't know how to do this, you can instead try focus locking on your landscape. This will also lock your camera's exposure on the landscape's colors. Then rotate your lens upward and snap a photograph. Experiment to get the colors you desire.

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