Landscape photography is the art of capturing pictures of nature and the outdoors in a way that brings your viewer into the scene; grabbing them by the hand and making them feel like they were right there. From grand landscapes to intimate details, the best photos demonstrate the photographer?s own connection to nature and capture the essence of the world around them.
Landscape photography conveys the appreciation of the world through beautiful imagery of nature that can be composed of mountains, deserts, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, plants, animals and other scenery or life.
While most landscape photographers strive to show the pureness of nature without any human influence, given how much of the world has been changed by humans, depicting nature together with man-made objects like skyscrapers and churches can also be considered a form of landscape photography.
One of the reasons why many people fall in love with photographing nature is because it is a way of showing people that the beauty around us is very fragile and volatile. Mother Nature can deal with a lot of our ignorance, but only so much.
Landscape photography can show where us locusts, ooops, we mean humans, are going wrong. Photos of landscapes in a desolate state, like the waste grounds of Mumbai, or the aircraft graveyards of the USA pinpoints some areas that may need some human help. It?s all too easy to forget about the effects of our actions, and if we don?t take any action now, all this beauty will someday cease to exist thus not giving a chance for our future generations to enjoy it the same way we can today.
We must continue to show the world the real picture out there ? the deforestation of our rich lands, the pollution that is poisoning our fresh waters and causing widespread diseases, the melting of glaciers, the extinction of species and many other large-scale problems that are affecting the lives of billions around the world.
On the flip side of that, landscape photography also shows us the beautiful areas of this planet that are more untouched, showing us what we can have if we do things right, by treating our home with the respect it deserves.
Pictures of rivers, mountains, and forests make great natural landscape photos, but these photos don't have to be taken in nature. Photos of cityscapes, subways and buildings also count as landscape photography.
Whatever the setting, mood or message, we have countless landscape photos for you to use for your project. Simply scroll through our collection of landscape pics to find the perfect picture. It?s there, you?ve just got to find it!