Is real-life always realistic? Most of the time. Does it look good all the time? No, not at all. A real-life photographer photographs the best scenes, even if you have the best camera, the scene, the angles, and views need to all be perfect. This also goes with Minecraft, even if you have the best shaders, you still won't be able to create the best screenshots without choosing an angle or view. Common Mistakes Usually, we see screenshots that have unloaded chunks. This is usually a mistake most newbies at Minecraft screenshotting make, you don't want to screenshot everything in the scene. An example of this is in the image below.
Another common mistake which we see. All the chunks are loaded, but there's no real focus on what the scene is. You want to lower your FOV to the lowest or lower it to about 45 or 50. An example of this mistake is the image below, the FOV is normal in this photo.
In the image above, there's no real focus on where to look at. But, we do know that the screenshotted did want the 70s apartments in the view. To get this result, you'll need to lower your FOV and move your camera closer to the apartments.
Now, we have an almost perfect screenshot. There are some tips you could use to improve this screenshot. A few useful tips: - Make sure what you want is visible, use the lowest FOV. - Avoid using /time set 6000. Noon can look good in interiors, sometimes in exteriors. Try using /time set 9000. - Shadows off of buildings create a nice result, typically during sunset or sunrise.