Picture Style Techniques To Level Up Your Landscape Photography

If you are going to capture natural landscapes, why not take advantage of the Picture Style function? Using images from the EOS 6D Mark II, this article explores the fine adjustments you can make to the “Landscape” and “Fine Detail” Picture Style modes to capture scenes in greater detail.

Waterfall with Picture Style-Landscape and PL filter

Technique 1: Combine Picture Style with a polarizing filter to cut out white reflections and customize colours

Waterfall with Picture Style-Landscape and PL filter

EOS 6D Mark II/ EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM/ FL: 22mm/ Manual exposure (f/11, 6 sec)/ ISO 200/ WB: Tungsten Light

When you photograph waterfalls, elements with shiny, reflective surfaces such as water or leaves tend to appear whitish instead of their original colour due to light reflecting off them. This can cause the image to look blown out. Using a polarizing filter (PL filter) can cut out such unwanted reflections and make the original colours and even the stones in the water visible, ultimately enhancing the atmosphere and ensuring that the photo has a good balance of light and shadow.

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