11 iPhone Photography Tips For Shooting Moody Landscapes

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. landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, 

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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.

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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.

Get to know your top fog locations so at the first sign of it you’ll know where to head. The fog often doesn’t stay around long, so it’s important to get out early and head straight to the best places.

Top spots for fog include valleys, forests, over water and fields, and it’s often well worth the effort of heading up for some hill fog.landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, landscape photography, painting, nature photography, travel photography, camera, 

3. Shoot In Bad Weather

When you’re out in the rain, the temptation is to keep your iPhone tucked away safely in your pocket.

But the next time you’re out in this kind of weather, consider those great landscape shots you could be getting.

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Water and iPhones don’t mix well, so be careful not to get your phone wet if you’re shooting in a heavy downpour.

If you’re worried about your damaging your phone, you could invest in a waterproof case such as the Lifeproof case. Or if you have someone to accompany you they’d make a very handy umbrella assistant!

Alternatively, how about shooting from the inside out? If you have a nice view through your house or car window, taking a photo through raindrop-covered glass gives a great moody and slightly abstract feel to a landscape.

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