Capturing a mood in your iPhone photos can be the difference between a good image and a great one. Landscapes are forever changing, and the same scene can look very different depending on when and how you photograph it. To capture a landscape at its atmospheric and dramatic best, there are a number of things you should consider, both at the time of shooting and in post-processing. In this tutorial you’ll discover 11 great ways to give your iPhone landscape photography a truly moody feel.
1. Shoot In Low Light
Lighting is key to creating a good photo – and in this case, less is more.
As wonderful as a view can look on a beautiful sunny day, it’s when those blue skies are nowhere to be seen that you’re likely to capture the best moody landscape pictures.
Think about the time of day that you’re going to be out taking photos. Aim for times when there’s less light, such as early mornings, so that you avoid the harsh glare of the daytime sunshine. In the early hours you’ll benefit from the gradually increasing light. And a glimpse of first light creeping into your shots in the right place can really enhance the feel.
You can of course also shoot during early evening, although you’ll be racing against fading light and there’s less promise of the wonderfully mood-enhancing early morning mist.
2. Chase Some Fog
For the moodiest of moody images, you can’t beat some lovely fog. As a fog lover, nothing gets me out of the house quicker than drawing back the curtains to reveal a surprise foggy morning.
Fog to me as an adult is what snow was to me as a child – although I still get excited by the white stuff too.
Rather than just relying on chance, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of finding fog in your area. It sounds obvious, but check the weather forecast, and check the forecast for a variety of accessible locations. Fog can often be quite localized and after a while you’ll notice a pattern of finding those fog hotspots.